Dearest candidate,

It has been a pleasure to interview you this past week, and I appreciate how much time you were able to spend with me. Your answers to my probing questions, as well as your stated logic for your career moves and claims of successful track record encouraged me to share your resume with my team.

In taking an extra step of due diligence, we learned that there appears to be a well-documented contradiction of reasons for you moving from one position to the next that was not broached when we discussed your career progression.

Our company’s policy does not allow us to continue pursuit of your skill set at this time.

Very truly yours,

Suzanne King

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Comment by Suzanne M King on September 8, 2009 at 3:10pm
I don't think I could customize the many variations of oddities that come up. I think I'd need a ghost writer. :o)
Comment by Charles Van Heerden on September 8, 2009 at 7:25pm
Suzanne, always disappointing when you feel you were led down the garden path. Probably one of the best lessons I learned from a great psychology professor was to listen less to what people are saying, and to listen more to what they are NOT saying.

Not as easy as it sounds, but one of the reasons why I often interview applicants twice in a corporate environment. The first interview is structured; the second more informal and free-flowing - when the mask is dropped you see more of the real person.
Comment by Suzanne M King on September 8, 2009 at 7:36pm
Well said, Charles. Indeed, I wish that I could interview all the candidates in-person. All that data we miss whilst on the phone.
Comment by Vipul Agarwal on September 9, 2009 at 5:49am
Are you sure you would send such letters to your candidates. Huge potential for a someone filing a suit against you. You could be wrong in your assessments.
Comment by Suzanne M King on September 9, 2009 at 12:53pm
No, I don't send such a letter to my candidates. I must've been in a dream state when I wrote it,a sit reflected what I wish I could say rather than what I actually do say.


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