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How to Reject a Candidate and Gain a Brand Advocate

Posted on November 2019

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The candidate experience can be a frustrating one, especially when applying for specialised roles in a technical sector such as pharma and life sciences, where complex skill sets are demanded and recruitment cycles can be slow.  

Waiting weeks or even months after an interview only to receive a cold, automated email rejection is a weak candidate experience, and one which could damage your reputation as an employer through poor reviews and bad word of mouth.  

As hard as the task is, rejecting candidates in a professional manner with constructive feedback is well worth the effort. This guide runs through the best way to reject candidates in a way which will provide a stellar candidate experience and keep talented candidates in your talent pool for future roles.  

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