How to Respond to a Rejection Letter

Have you ever applied for a job only to get a rejection letter?

Who hasn’t?

Here’s a spirited response you might want to consider. Have a chuckle and enjoy!

Dear [interviewer’s name]:

Thank you for your letter of [date of interview].  After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me employment with your firm.  This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.

Despite [firm’s name]’s outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet with my needs at this time.  Therefore, I will initiate employment with your firm immediately. I look forward to seeing you later today.

Best of luck in rejecting future candidates.

Sincerely, [your name]

I don’t know who created this letter but it’s brilliant.  Can you imagine the look on the employer’s face upon receiving this letter? Priceless. Heck, they might even re-consider and want to hire you if only because it shows creativity and tenacity!

Thanks to Diane Johnson from

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