Business Communication: Rejection Letter

Your company interviewed Kenyon Patterson for an opening in the marketing trainee program. Kenyon had good recommendations and some experience, but his grade point average wasn’t outstanding. You interviewed other candidates who looked as if they would be a better fit for your organization. As the hiring manager, you want Kenyon to know that he was not selected so that he can continue his job search.

Write a brief rejection letter to Kenyon Patterson using the indirect pattern to lessen the blow. Be very careful in your explanation to avoid charges of discrimination or wrongful actions.



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Following your application to the marketing trainee program,your application emerged as one with among the best recommendations and experience related to the position on offer. This put you among some of the best candidates the company has interviewed over the past few years, in effect increasing your chances of success.

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