Thank you for reaching out to me this morning via email. I am flattered by your suggestion to treat me to sushi and cocktails this evening to further discuss your interest in the Practice Leader position here in southern California; however, I must decline your generous offer. Friday evenings usually involve my husband, Paul, who is coincidentally the Partner working closely with our client to hire the Practice Leader.
Should you wish to apply for the above-referenced position, please submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that your skill set may be considered relative to the other candidates currently in review.
Very truly yours,