I genuinely appreciate the time you spent with me and your consideration for the position.
They might feel a bit offended at first, naturally, but in time they will understand the rationale behind your decision. Obviously don't overdo it and come across as unctuous. Though it was a difficult decision, I have accepted a position with another company.
While these are all justifiable reasons to decline a job offer, you should not include them in your rejection letter.
Our advice would be to take a two-fold approach: draft an email or letter either is fine but before you send it, call the person who interviewed you and let them know your decision by phone. You can mention your excitement at the prospect of working for that company and also cite evidence for what you believe to be the market rate for your position and your personal worth to the organisation.
If you are facing the prospect of a long commute, or the office is located in an area with bad traffic, you might have second thoughts.
You do not need to say much in your email. If you have taken the time to craft a well written letter or plan exactly what you are going to say if you call, it will leave a better impression. Additional Resources for Jobseekers:. Unfortunately, after a great deal of thought, I have decided to turn down this gracious job opportunity.
If the person is not available, leave your name and contact details and tell them you will call back.