Any suggestions on how to reply to an email I received from a candidate I did not offer the position to?
Background: I am in the process of interviewing/hiring an admininstrative assistant. I have worked with the candidate previously and after interviewing her, decided not to bring her back for a second interview. I called to tell her and then two days later received an email from her asking why she did not qualify for the position.
I would prefer to not get into a discussion/debate about her qualifications nor the reason behind my decision. Below is the response I drafted. Feedback would be appreciated!
Sue -- We interviewed several qualified candidates for the position and it was an extremely difficult decision. We are moving forward with those candidates who better fit our needs. I appreciate your interest in the position and taking the time to interview with us and will certainly keep you in mind for future opportunities.