POLITELY REJECTING APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT, APPLICATION RETAINED ON FILE
We acknowledge receipt of your letter dated [DATE OF LETTER, ex. September 30, 1998] in application for the position of [NAME OF POSITION BEING OFFERED, ex. Controller] with our firm. We were certainly impressed with your credentials and gave consideration to your application, however we cannot, at this time, offer you an interview.
In accordance with our internal policy, we will retain your application on file for another [NUMBER OF MONTHS APPLICATION WILL BE WITHHELD] months and contact you should our hiring requirement change.
We thank you for your interest in our company and sincerely wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.