Job seekers often face long waiting periods and, in some cases, experience the frustration of being “ripped off” by companies. However, one exception is grabbing attention for all the right reasons.
A Silicon Valley digital marketing agency is winning praise for including an Amazon gift card in a job rejection letter.
Despite the disappointment of not getting the job, the applicant found solace in this unexpected gesture, calling it the “best rejection ever” in a Reddit post.
Reddit user ‘malevitch_square’ posted a screenshot of the rejection email and Amazon gift card they received from Secret Sushi.
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The email began by expressing gratitude for his interest in the “Account Manager/Project Manager at Secret Sushi” position and by assuring that the company was truly impressed by his qualifications and experience.
Guys, this is really the first time. They sent me an Amazon gift card as part of my decline. byu/malevitch_square enrecruitinghell
“After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that we have chosen to move forward with another candidate for this specific position.” The letter continued.
“This decision was incredibly difficult, given the high quality of candidates like you.”
The email reassured the applicant, mentioning that they would retain her information for possible future positions, and ended with the following statement: “We truly appreciate the time and effort you invested in getting to know each other and hope our paths cross again in the future.”
As a gesture of appreciation, the company presented the applicant with a $7 Amazon gift card.
“It was the best rejection I’ve ever received and it left me with a smile.” the applicant wrote in the comments section of her post, which went viral as a rare positive incident posted to the recruiting hell subreddit.
In the comments section, people praised the digital marketing agency for its considerate action. One commenter commented, “That’s class,” while another noted, “Most companies just ignore you when they reject you, so this is great.”
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