A template to help you give evidence based, constructive feedback and a rejection message to a candidate who has reached the final stages of interviews.
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Thank you very much for taking the time to interview with the team, it’s really been a pleasure to get to know you throughout this process and explore your experience in relation to the role.
Although not an easy decision to make, I’m afraid we have decided to move forward with another candidate whose experience with [A reason to go with the other candidate] better aligns to the position.
We’d like to take this opportunity to share some feedback with you [Add 2-3 lines of constructive feedback for the candidate, specifically related to the experience displayed in the interviews]
Unfortunately, we often have to make difficult choices between many high-caliber candidates and would love to reach out to you if your experience aligns to any future roles; as you know, we are growing rapidly!
Thank you again for the time invested in applying and interviewing with the team. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours and hope we’ll have a chance to meet again soon!
Regards, [Your name/Team name]