Document for Analysis: Refusing a Job Applicant
Analyze the following letter. List its weaknesses. If your instructor directs, revise it.
Mr. Mark Richardson
3290 Lake Shore Drive
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Dear Mr. Richardson:
Mr. Rhodes and I wish to thank you for the pleasure of allowing us to interview you last Thursday. We were delighted to learn about your superb academic record, and we also appreciated your attentiveness in listening to our description of the operations of Zumeriz Technologies. However, we had many well-qualified applicants who were interested in the advertised position of human resources assistant. As you may have guessed, we were particularly eager to find a minority individual who could help us fill out our Affirmative Action goals. Although you did not fit one of our goal areas, we enjoyed talking with you. We hired a female graduate from the State University of New York who had most of the qualities we sought. Although we realize that the job market is difficult at this time, you have our heartfelt wishes for good luck in finding precisely what you are looking for.