This letter is used when an employer wants to thank an applicant who may not have been hired, but who still may be of interest to the employer in the future.
1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123
04 April, 2005
<Recipient Address Goes Here>
It is always a pleasure to speak with people like yourself who appreciate the professionalism and skill necessary to work for a company like <company name>. That being the case, it is my unfortunate duty to inform you that we have chosen to hire another individual for the position of <position> for which you applied.
This is no reflection upon your abilities or experience, simply a matter of an individual's qualifications fitting the company's needs more closely at this time. I hope you will apply with <company name> again when another such position becomes available, and that we will have the chance to work together in the future.
Good luck in all your future endeavors.
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