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.

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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 Seina Tsuchiya on Sat, 11/07/2020 - 17:27

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There are many things that I should prepare for a job interview. First, I have to bring tour application form and CV written in polite letters. I haven't had a job interview yet, but I need to check the sentence, either handwriting or computer input. The second is clothes. I should not hide my face with my hair and dress properly. Of course, I mustn't wear jeans. The third is physical condition management. If I had an interview, I want to go to bed early the day before.

Submitted by Dastenova Firuza on Sat, 04/07/2020 - 17:39

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I pay attention to my appearance and dress then speech. I try to guess questions and get ready for them. I take necessary documents. I prepare myself in front of the mirror

Submitted by Re on Sat, 27/06/2020 - 15:58

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Hello. There are many important things when we have a job interview. However, what most important for us is we should keep in mind to spend conscious of a job interview. For example, "greeting", "smile", cleanliness" , "courtesy" and so on. Also, we should cure bad habits because there is a possibility that we show up own bad habits by tension. "First impression is very important for people". Furthermore, it is important for us to do a self analysis to be able to make an appeal to apply for company. We should investigate about applying for company. It is optimal to make a good atmosphere. Finally, e many important things when we have a job interview. However, what most important for us is we should keep in mind to spend conscious of a job interview. For example, "greeting", "smile", cleanliness" , "courtesy" and so on. Also, we should cure bad habits because there is a possibility that we show up own bad habits by tension. "First impression is very important for people". Furthermore, it is important for us to do a self analysis to be able to make an appeal to apply for company. We should investigate about applying for company. It is optimal for make a good atmosphere. Finally, needless to say, we have to go to there on time. I want to try my hardest a job interview.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.