Post # 1
A coworker recommended me for a position with his wife’s company. While very flattering, I’m not really looking for a new job unless it’s in the field I’m getting my Master’s in. After talking to the hiring manager about the position I said thanks but no thanks.The position being offered is A. Not in my desired field, B. Somewhat of a step down, lateral at best, and C. A $6K paycut.
I still want to send this gentleman a thank you card for his time, and to end on a good impression, but I am unsure how to word it. This isn’t a typical “thanks for the interview” type of situation since we never had a formal interview, just phone calls, and I don’t want the job.
Any help would be appreciated!
Post # 3
I am not clear from your post if you want to thank the colleague for the recommendation, the hiring manager or both. Frankly I would send cards to both.
Thank you for recommending me for the position of _____ with your wife’s company. Although I have decided to forego the opportunity as it is not related to my field of study, I do appreciate you thinking of me and letting me know of this opportunity.
I am fortunate to have you as a colleague.
Thank you for taking the time to talk with me about the position of___ within your company. I appreciated you answering my questions to clarify my knowledge of the positon and its’ responsibilities.
Although I have decided not to interview for the position, I would appreciate you thinking of me in the future.
Post # 4
@julies1949: I was asking about the hiring manager, although you are right that sending my coworker a thank you card would also be appropriate. Thanks for the help!