Letters to Unsuccessful Applicants

Pre-Selection

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Dear Applicant:

I would like to express my appreciation for your interest in our recruitment for [position] in the [Department/School of] at the University of Washington.

We have completed our evaluation process and have identified candidates for interviews, and you have not been selected for an interview. The applications of other candidates, who more closely match the requirements of our position, will be considered further. Thank you for your interest in this position, and we wish you the best in all your future endeavors.

Sincerely,

Post-Selection

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Dear Applicant:

I would like to express my appreciation to you for your interest in our recruitment for [position] in the [Department/School of].

This is to inform you that the [Department/School of] has filled this position. The search drew a large number of highly qualified candidates, and our decision was a difficult one. We have selected another candidate whose experience, education, and training most closely match the requirements of the position and needs of the [Department/School of]. Thank you for your interest in this position, and we wish you the best in all your future endeavors.

Sincerely,