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    Re: Follow up letter after interview

    Quote Originally Posted by shania117 View Post
    Unfortunately, my application was rejected. I am going to send another email to ask for rejection reasons to help me in the future. Would you please advise me how to respectfully ask for rejection reasons?
    Here is what I have prepared:
    First, I want to apologize for not replying to your previous emails sent to my Hotmail. I don't regularly use Hotmail for my important communications. Second, I would to express my deepest gratitude for your kind feedback. However, I couldn’t understand if the rejection reason was because of something missing in my qualifications or the way I presented myself. I was extremely excited about this position, and to be honest, I very hopeful of getting the position myself. It is disappointing having years of experience I lose the chance to be part of such a great project which I found extremely in-line with my research agenda and experiences, particularly the one out of the other four research challenges: the safe citizen challenge.
    I wish all the best for you and your research group, and totally understand If you won't able to reply to this email.
    I don't know why you used so many words.
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    Re: Follow up letter after interview

    As usual, there's no real need for such a communication but, if you must send it, try:

    Dear [name of recipient]

    Thank you for the opportunity to interview for the role of [job title] recently. I was disappointed not to be successful and I would appreciate any feedback on my application and interview that might help me in the future.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    [Your name]

    We've said it before and we'll say it again: KEEP IT SHORT! Before you send anything, ask yourself if sending it actually benefits you at all, whether it will be something the company will appreciate receiving and whether you are, effectively, wasting your time and theirs.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Follow up letter after interview

    Thank for the suggestion. I was thinking to show my enthusiasm to work with the group. How about this?
    I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your kind feedback and the interview opportunity. I was disappointed not to be successful and I would appreciate any suggestion that might help me in the future. The project sounds very interesting and I was quite hopeful of getting the position.
    Please keep my application in mind for any future opportunities. I wish you and the rest of the team all the best moving forward, and I look forward to seeing the safe citizen challenge progress, hoping that someday I will be able to become a contributor.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 03-Mar-2021 at 21:09. Reason: Removed unnecessary italics

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    Re: Follow up letter after interview

    Quote Originally Posted by shania117 View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. I was thinking trying/hoping to show my enthusiasm to work for working with the group. How about this?

    I would like to express my deepest gratitude for your kind feedback and the interview opportunity. I was disappointed not to be successful and I would appreciate any suggestion that might help me in the future. The project sounds very interesting and I was quite hopeful of getting the position.

    Please keep my application me in mind for any future opportunities. I wish you and the rest of the team all the best moving forward, and I look forward to seeing the safe citizen challenge progress, hoping that someday I will be able to become a contributor.
    That's much better but note my changes above.
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    Re: Follow up letter after interview

    was disappointed not to be successful

    How about: disappointed for not being successful?
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    Re: Follow up letter after interview

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    How about: disappointed for not being successful?
    That's ungrammatical.
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    Re: Follow up letter after interview

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That's ungrammatical.
    Okay, but it would have been more helpful if you had given the correct preposition - disappointed about.
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    Re: Follow up letter after interview

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Okay, but it would have been more helpful if you had given the correct preposition - disappointed about.
    I wouldn't say "I was disappointed about not being successful" either. I gave my preferred construction in post #13:

    I was disappointed not to be successful.

    It's also possible to say:

    I am disappointed not to have been successful.

    The choice of opening depends on whether you are still disappointed.
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    Re: Follow up letter after interview

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I wouldn't say "I was disappointed about not being successful" either.
    It's not wrong to say "disappointed about", is it?
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    Re: Follow up letter after interview

    I would say:

    I was disappointed that I didn't get the job.

    Or:

    I was disappointed in myself. (Because the interview went badly.)
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 17-Apr-2021 at 09:36. Reason: fixing typo (Rover); fixed another typo (emsr2d2)
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