An invitation to a job interview

An invitation to a job interview

Read an email invitation to a job interview to practise and improve your reading skills. 

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and do the exercises.


Reading text

To: Grace Yang
Date: 6 September
Subject: Invitation to job interview

Dear Grace,

Thank you for your application for the position of sales manager.

We would like to invite you for an interview at 10 a.m. on Monday 21 September at our offices at The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London.

You will meet with our head of sales, Susan Park, and the interview will last for about 45 minutes. During this time, you will have the opportunity to find out more about the position and learn more about our company.

Please bring your CV and references to the interview. You will also need to show a form of ID at reception to receive a visitor's pass. Please ask for me as soon as you arrive.

If you have any questions or if you wish to reschedule, please call me on 555-1234 or email me by 12 September.

I look forward to meeting you.

Best regards,

Anna Green
Human Resources Assistant

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Submitted by Suzuha on Mon, 22/06/2020 - 06:19

I'm a college student, so I've never had job interview. However, I've had a interview when I started a part time job. Then, I prepared the reason why I chose the job and what I'd like to do there. I think it is important to tell passion for the job.

Submitted by Yuki on Mon, 22/06/2020 - 06:15

I've never had a job interview but if I do, I prepare my CV and references. And I also prepare to explain myself. For example, pro and cons. I think I must be able to appeal myself, and in order to get to know myself better, it is important that I first understand myself. Others, do basic things such as preparing my mind, loudness, and answering questions with confidence. I think that it is important for job interviews to check a list of things that I bring and have confidence.

Submitted by Mirei Honda on Mon, 22/06/2020 - 02:34

I think it is important for a job interview that how quickly you can get a closer look at yourself. To do that, you first need to make a good impression. The impression will change even if you change into a suit, stretch your back and speak loudly. Also, it is most important to have confidence in yourself. Therefore, we should carry out various activities on the daily basis. For example, volunteer activities, lessons, and part-time jobs. I can be confident in yourself by getting advice from various people.

Submitted by Hiyori Ueno on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 20:51

When I go to a part-time job interview , we have to prepare CV and reasons for application. And we are careful of clothes. We shouldn't wear jeans and sneakers. I have had some job interview ever. Interviewer ask me some questions. So, I usually prepare some answers before I go to job interview.

Submitted by Farshad on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 19:26

I've had many interviews in my life and fortunately, I have reached my goal and I have earned many positions in my career.

Submitted by Natsumi Tamura on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 07:49

I think the most important I think the most important thing in a job interview is how passionate I am about the job. It is also important to tell what I have done up to now, but if I get a job beyond that, it is important to tell the other person what I want to do. For that reason, it is necessary to thoroughly investigate what kind of work can be done and what kind of growth can be achieved in that profession. At the time of the interview, I should carefully look at the other person's eyes and convey my thoughts with enthusiasm.

Submitted by Tsuyoshi watanabe on Sun, 21/06/2020 - 02:53

I think that one of effective prepare for a job interview is giving a good impression to an interviewer, and it’s the easiest. Because it is difficult to know everything about me in tens of minutes and impression is used as a material for evaluation to know a little about me. In fact, university recommended admission test evaluates enthusiasm, and a willingness to speak is evaluated in the second test of The Eiken Test. Making eye contact with the interviewer and Cleaning the looks are considered to make a good impression. Making eye contact has the purpose of showing enthusiasm and honesty, and Cleaning has the purpose of improving the first impression.

Submitted by Maiko Tanzawa on Sat, 20/06/2020 - 17:27

I'm a college student, so I've never had a job interview. However, I think that you will receive it when you are in the fourth year of college. So I think it is necessary to gain various experiences and increase knowledge from the first year.For example, it may be good to participate in circles and volunteers, to work part-time or to study abroad. Also, since there are various types of jobs such as civil servants and private companies, I think it is necessary to think carefully about what I want to be in the future and to gather information according to it. I think it's important to have confidence in my life before the interview.

Submitted by fukuzawa on Sat, 20/06/2020 - 07:37

What I prepared for the interview at my part-time job was to be careful about using polite words and to have an interview with beautiful clothes. Because the first impression is important for humans. I think it's important to tell them in your own words that you want to enter with these things.

Submitted by Naru Yasuda on Fri, 19/06/2020 - 06:01

I don’t have a experience to prepare for a job interview. I don’t know what should I do. So, I will write just my thinking. I think the most important things to job interview is to understand myself. If I have an opportunity to job interview, I think I should think about myself. For example, my good points and bad points, what do I do and what can I do if I can enter this company and so on. The company I want to join is don’t know about me. So, I think it is important to tell a lot of things about me.