Occasionally, you may reconsider an application or may wish to opt out of a job offer that was given to you. You can withdraw your application from consideration or decline an offer. You will want to notify the employer in a timely and courteous manner, as there may be other potential roles at the company that you are interested in, in the future.
Below is an example of a simple letter declining an offer which can be presented to the employer via email:
Dear First Name Last Name:
Thank you very much for offering me a position at XYZ Company. Unfortunately, I will not be accepting the role as it does not fit my current career path.
I regret that it did not work out and wish you the very best in finding a suitable candidate.
Your Typed Name
Please Note: If this is a co-op work term match, once matched with a job you are obligated to honour the match and work with the employer. Please review and follow all Co-operative Education guidelines.