Culture & People
Use this "New job opportunity" email template to ask previous candidates or candidates from your talent pool to apply to your job opening. Using existing relationships can significantly improve your hiring strategy.
How to send a "New job opportunity" email to candidates?
Unfortunately, many employers still don-t user their existing talent pools to fill their current job openings. That is a shame because many of your previous applicants and candidates in your talent network (if you have one) are people that already showed an interest in your company.
So why would you try to attract new ones before you try with the existing ones?
Sometimes, candidates that apply for a certain position that is not a good fit for them, are an excellent match for some other positions at your company.
Instead of forgetting about these people and sending them to the "black hole", consider using them, as candidates for your current openings. Employers that use this approach have significantly improved their hiring productivity and success.
To be able to do that, you have to have a well-developed Candidate Relationship Management strategy. That means that you have to build relationships with candidates before and until you want them to apply to your opening.
When that tie comes, send them a personalized message with the new opportunity you are offering to them.
Template for “New job opportunity” email
Subject line: [company name] has an exciting job opportunity for you
Dear [candidate name],
I would like to present to you our new job opportunity I think you may find interesting.
We have a job opening for [position], and according to your skills and experience, I think you may be a good fit.
As a [position], you would be responsible for [short job description].
If you are interested to learn more about this opportunity, please check it out on our career site [link to the job opening].
Also, to learn more about what is like to be a [company name] employee, please read more about current employees and company culture [link to your career site].
If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
I hope to hear back from you!
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