You can create customized searches on the major job boards so that if your target companies Richard's firm and others post new job openings, you will be alerted. I would appreciate further consideration should another position become available that would better fit my skills. In other cases, hiring managers who have been impressed by second- or third-place candidates often will network on their behalf with other employers or clients they know are seeking strong candidates for current job openings.
The usual business letter or business email rules apply. Unfortunately the boilerplate language "We will keep your resume on file in the event another position becomes available" seldom translates to unsuccessful candidates getting a callback down the road.
Be specific about the things you're thanking them for: Continue Reading. Today I received an email saying:.
Good morning Samantha, Thank you for taking the time to meet with our team about the available position at our office. I would appreciate your further consideration should another position become available that you feel would be a better fit for my skills.
While I am disappointed that my experience and qualifications were not what you were looking for in an ideal candidate, I am still interested in any future opportunities to work with [Company]. This is the email that determines your fate. Would I want to be considered when another opportunity opens there? There might not be a specific reason why another candidate was selected over you, and even if there was, the interviewer might not feel comfortable delivering criticism.
I would be very happy to hear from you.
Because they really don't want to start from scratch, post the job, review the resumes, schedule interviews, spend time in meetings discussing the job and the candidates, etc. If they let you know about the rejection via email, simply reply with this message.
They've already offered the job to someone else and probably gotten an acceptance. If she does get back to you, take any advice or criticism very seriously; don't write anything off or ignore her observations. Try to remember the interview itself. By showing good grace and employing a little bit of skill, you can use your thank-you letter as a way to build your network, create a path to future job opportunities, even get a free critique on your interviewing skills and candidacy.