How do you decline someone for a job?
Use the person's name.
Thank them for applying.
Start with the bad news (and don't apologize for picking the best candidate)
If you offer to provide feedback, make sure you really mean it.
Encourage them to apply again.
Proofread all emails.
How do you tell an applicant they are not hired?
Explain that you're pursuing other applicants.
Mention the strengths of the other candidate.
Let them know that many qualified applicants applied.
Encourage strong candidates to apply again.
How do you tell someone their salary expectations are too high?
Simply put, all you have to say is “you're asking for more than the position pays.” There is nothing hard about that because companies must know the range of the starting salary for a [new hire] position. When I asked for my salary, they told me “you are asking for more than we pay our highest paid secretary.”
Related Question how to turn someone down for a job
For what reasons might a person change jobs?
Common reasons for leaving a job
Your values no longer align with the company mission.
You'd like additional compensation.
The company you worked for went out of business.
You feel undervalued in your current role.
You are looking for a new challenge.
You want a job with better career growth opportunities.
When should you turn down a job offer?
The Salary Isn't Right.
It Takes Forever to Get Benefits.
It Doesn't Offer What You Want.
There's No Clear Path.
The Job Duties Are Mysterious.
There's a Revolving Door.
You Don't Like the Mission.
The Hiring Process Was Subpar.
How do you answer why are you leaving your job?
“I had been with the organization for a number of years and wanted to experience a new environment to continue growing.”
“I was offered a promotion at another company.”
“I left for an opportunity to advance my career.”
“I was offered a significant pay increase.”
What if a candidate asks for a higher salary?
Know the law.
Discuss numbers early in the process.
Consider publishing a salary range.
Consult salary data.
Be wary of discrimination.
Sweeten the pot with non-salary perks.
Consider a trial run.
Add bonuses and commissions.