This email template can be used to inform past candidates about new job opportunities. Often times, employers have job openings for which some of the previous candidates may be a perfect fit. This is why talent pool building and candidates relationship building is extremely important. Not having to look for new candidates can significantly reduce your hiring process.
How to send a email to previous candidates about new job opportunity?
Often times, there are existing job candidates in our talent pools. When filling new positions, we should always strat from what we already have. If there are silver medallists that you didn't hire the first time, they may be your perfect candidates this time.
However, it is important to use the right approach to reach back to these people. Since they have already been rejected, you need to put some special effort in order to get positive responses from these emails.
If you already have a structured Candidate Relationship Management strategy in place, this process should be much easier.
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Template for email to previous candidates about new job opportunity
Subject line: Interested in a new job opportunity with [Company_name]?
I am [name, job title, company name]. I am not sure if you remember, but we met [approximate time ago], when you applied for [job title] at [company name].
I also told you last time that we would keep your resume in our talent database, and reach out to you when the first need arises. I am reaching back to you because we have a new job opening, a [job title].
I believe that your skills, characteristics and experience would make you the perfect candidate for this position, so I decided to reach out.
Would you be available for a call [include date and time] to talk about this exciting opportunity?
If this time doesn't work for you, please suggest a different time and I will give my best to adjust.
Have a great rest of the day, and I hope to hear back from you soon,