Turning Down Candidates You Don’t Hire

In an interview process, normally there are options in which you have to choose from, and turning down the candidates you decided to pass on might not be the easiest thing, nor the highlight of your day.  Conquering this skill is as important as learning how to conduct successful interviews.  The article, “What to Say to the Candidates You Don’t Hire,” by Anne Niederkorn, offers advice on how to prepare for these conversations.

  • Be Prompt.  The last think you want to do is drag this out!
  • Give specific with your feedback as it pertains to the role.
  • If you truly like them, stay in touch!

Be sure to approach this situation with care and professionalism and you will be respected for your decision and potentially gain a new member to your network or possbile future team member