A letter of withdrawal is a letter that is sent to withdraw a document, usually a job application. For example, if you were applying for a job and sent in an application, but decided to stay at your current job, you would send in a letter withdrawing your application from consideration. Sending a letter of withdrawal is a courtesy, and it is better than waiting for someone to contact you to say you are no longer interested…
Sample letter of withdrawal
Four Seasons Resort
1642 Thorn Street
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Dear Joel Sanders,
Thank you for considering me for the position of head chef at the Four Seasons Resort. It would truly be an honor to hold that esteemed position.
Unfortunately, I have decided that I will be staying in my current position. Therefore, I would like to formally withdraw my application from consideration.
I made this decision because I like what I am currently doing, and I don’t think I would be able to move away from my hometown. The prospect for working at the Four Seasons Resort is very appealing, but at this time in my life, I don’t think it would be suitable for me.
Once again, thank you for the consideration and good luck finding someone to fill your position!