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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Hello Hashim Ali

When Ms Green says 'if you wish to reschedule, please call me on 555-1234 or email me by 12 September', 'by 12 September' means before 12 September or perhaps before the end of 12 September.

Of all the options in that question, only the first two are before the end of 12 September. But the first option says Ms Yang should go to reception to request a change -- this is not in line with Ms Green's email, which says she should call or email (not go to reception).

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team


Submitted by cuneyt on Thu, 26/03/2020 - 10:57

Hi everybody, Firstly, we must know what we should say interview. it is important for they. We must dress perfect clothes. We should do hair and cut our beard. We look like stars because a lot of people wait to interview after from us. We must be carefull in every respect if we want to this jop or position. Unfortunately these aren't enough for take the job. Our counrty is system different. Yes of course ı said up everything is correct. We must but here is not enough. First of all you must know speacial person there. It can be your family or close friends. We call reference but I think it is name favoritisim. Best regards

Submitted by seco on Tue, 03/03/2020 - 10:59

Now İ have been a part of new company. İts about gambling. İ had read lost of things about this company from the internet before my apllication. After that operation i was ready for the big interview.İ gave my ID to the reception then she gave a card to recieve human resources departman.

Submitted by MaryaSun on Thu, 30/01/2020 - 15:59

when i have an interview job, for first thing i read about the company, their history and all i can found about them. Then i try to receive information from someone who had done already a job interview for this company. The job interview's day i take care of myself, i wear a suit, i make anhair bun and i try to show me serious and professionable.

Submitted by Dariusz on Sat, 25/01/2020 - 14:26

It's always good to prepare before an interview. Of course I usually try to do it, There are basic pattern of questions which are using while interview, it's good to learn them. I also try to find out more about the position and learn more about company. I sometimes must remind myself my own experience and abilities.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Sat, 18/01/2020 - 14:37

I will invite to an interview next week for the position of research manager. For this purpose, last week, It was asked for me that I send my CV. I should prepare to tell them my opinions and ideas about developing research activities.
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Submitted by Magedelabd on Thu, 26/12/2019 - 12:48

I prepare for the fob interview by having my cv ready , having a good appearance by wearing a good suit , practicing to talk about myself in English .

Submitted by laratauan on Fri, 20/12/2019 - 12:50

I just had three interviews in my life by the same company so I didn't have any ideia of what is like before them. However, I have a cousin who works at the human resources departament and teached me a lot of things, lucky me. Therefore, I learned how to preparate my CV with the most details as possible, how to speak naturally in an interview and don't ever show anyone how shy I am or just nervous to be there. I arrived earlier in all of them, 15-30 minutes more or less and that make a real difference. You gotta find and show to the manager how much you are able for that, and more specifically, in which part you're different from the others.

Submitted by ozina77 on Wed, 11/12/2019 - 20:40

Firstly, I renew my CV to be up to date. I check last responsibilities of my position and my finised projects on my CV. I am careful about my suit when I go to the interview. I go to at the office early at least 10 minutes ago. If the interview is second meeting, I can prepare a presentation about me because managers or directors of high level position appreciate visual explanation of CV.