Sorry your application was unsuccessful
It's not a pleasant feeling when you are rejected for what you believe was your ideal job, and after you had put in a strong application and interview process.
The lesson is simple...do not get emotionally attached to a possible job opportunity until you have actually been given the job (it is recommended that emotional attachment to any job is not healthy).
You need to be realistic and understand that it is normal for most people to have many jobs over the span of a working life. Do not take rejection personally, as there may be a variety of reasons (unknown to you) why they appointed an another (possibly inferior) candidate.
Remember that the best candidate does not necessarily get the job, with the recruitment process verging on dysfunctional in many ways...it's just the way it is.
Send this letter AFTER you have received a rejection letter (you never know what may happen in the future).
I have long admired your company, its services and market position, which is why I applied for the XXX position.
While of course, I was disappointed to learn that I was not invited for an interview, I appreciate that there were probably many high-quality candidates for you to chose from.
I hope that you'll keep me in mind for future opportunities, as I know XYZ is growing.
I'd love the chance to put my skills to work for an organisation I admire.
A job search is a long hard road with rejection and opportunity all part of the journey!
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