An invitation to a job interview

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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 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.

Submitted by Noyama Juri on Thu, 18/06/2020 - 06:18

Hello everyone. I have never had a job interview. so write my thoughts here. First make a resume and entry sheet. and practice a lot of interviews. i think it's important that many people see it until it is perfect. i want to appeal to my company my needs in detail. lastly, groom yourself. it is said that clothes are very important and the first impression is decided immediately after entering the room. So the most important thing in the interview is clothes. and I think it's important to be honest. I would like to attach importance to these if I have an interview opportunity.

Submitted by Shoma Tateishi on Tue, 16/06/2020 - 14:21

I'm a college student now. So I have never had a job interview.If I do it, I prepare my CV,ID and references. Before the job interview, I'll do two things in advance. The first is to find out more about the company. In job interview, I will often be asked about the reason for application. If I can't answer the question, the job interview will fail.The second is to practice talking repeatedly.The interview styles often differ depending on the company. If I go to an interview without practice, I will be nervous and unable to speak well. In preparation for the job interview, I will try to practice in my daily life.

Submitted by R on Mon, 15/06/2020 - 16:03

I'm a college student, so I don't know much about employment. But I used to work part-time when I was in a hihg school. At that time, I thought about how to make the best use of soccer that I had been playing since I was in the third grade of elementary school. I had "patience" and " energy", so I told the interviewer. From now on, when thinking about job interview, I will prepare to explain how I can apply what I have experienced. The other thing to do is find out more about the company. I tend to be nervous so I have to practice many times.

Submitted by Dilnoza Sulaymonova on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 08:22

We must wear formal cloth and get all necessary documents with us. First of all we must trust

Submitted by Akemi Matsumoto on Fri, 12/06/2020 - 06:03

I think we can prepare for a job interview by practicing how to respond the questions. Of course, you will need to be helped by a friend, and don't be shy, but in this way, you will be able to have a smooth conversation with the interviewer. I also practiced with this method when I was to do the entrance interview for the university. I don't want to imagine what the outcome would be if I hadn't prepared in that way.

Submitted by Anna Nakamura on Wed, 10/06/2020 - 08:26

I'm a college student. So I've never had a job interview. If I do it, maybe I prepare CV. But I think the most important thing for people who have a job interview is understanding themselves. Many people prepare a lot of answer to questions what interviewer ask to them. Of cause, it is good thing. But in this case, if they are asked the question that they didn't expect, maybe they would confuse about what they should answer it. So I think answering own thoughts honestly is important. To do that, we need to understand ourselves.