Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Netiquette 10 Core Principles to Respond to a Rejection Email

When you receive a rejection email of any kind,showing extreme emotion or sour grapes are the last things you should react in doing.Instead use the core principles outlined below

Oliver Goldsmith

“He who fights and runs away
May live to fight another day;
But he who is battle slain
Can never rise to fight again"

- Oliver Goldsmith


Ten Correct Principles to follow from a Rejection Letter

1.                Thank all parties involved immediately
2.                Keep a good tone
3.                Do not criticize the criteria
4.                Do not criticize the selection, if known
5.                Do not ask for more clarification if already given
6.                Ask if you can stay in touch
7.                If you find and accept another job, let it be known in a good way
8.                Follow-up on a regular basis
9.               Let the recruiters, managers know you are following the company
10.            Wish for the best

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