An email to invite someone to a job interview

Learn how to write an email to invite someone to a job interview.

Instructions

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

Reading text

From: Maja Jakobsson, HR Officer
To: Sanjay Chaudhary
Subject: Invitation to interview at Purple Cloud

Dear Mr Chaudhary,

Thank you for applying for the position of software engineer at Purple Cloud. We would like to invite you for an interview at our Stockholm office.

Your interview is scheduled for Thursday 3 April, at 2 p.m. If this time or date is inconvenient for you, please contact me as soon as possible to rearrange the interview.

At the interview, you will meet our head of HR, Mr Liam Andersson, and our head of IT, Ms Elsa Wallin. They will be telling you more about the job and getting to know you better. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions about the position and the company, and to see the office. The interview will last for about 60 minutes. Please bring two references with you for the interview.

Our offices are located on Kungsbron 2, which is a six-minute walk from Stockholm Central Station. When you arrive, please ask for Mr Liam Andersson at the reception.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best regards,

Maja Jakobsson
HR Officer

Tips

  1. In your email, remember to thank the candidate for their application.
  2. Remember to include information about:
    • What position the interview is for and what will be discussed at the interview.
    • When the interview will take place.
    • Who to contact if there is a problem, who will be interviewing them and who the candidate should ask for when they arrive.
    • Where the interview will be.
    • How long the interview will last.
    • What to bring – IDs (proofs of identity), references, etc.
  3. Write the date in words, e.g. Thursday 3 April. Don't write the date in numbers – in some countries 3 April, for example, is 3/4 and in other countries it's 4/3.
  4. You can end the email with a set phrase like We look forward to meeting / hearing from / seeing you soon.

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Submitted by Eman Samir on Mon, 05/12/2022 - 09:54

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I usually think of the questions I would be asked and how to answer them properly. Also, give the outfit I will be wearing careful consideration. and things like how long will it take to get there, what kind of transportation I will use to go there. I am always keen to to arrive 15 minutes before the interview time, too.
The type of questions I have been asked were about my educational background, experience, skills, my long term and short term goals.

Submitted by Rita25 on Tue, 18/10/2022 - 02:16

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Useful tips start with the basic, get enough sleep, be well prepared, be well-groomed and presentable, have confidence in yourself and specially be on time. You'll probably be asked about your work experience and relevant skills for the job. Like, how would you be an asset to the company. Make sure to establish good eye contact with the interviewer to show your confidence and interest for the position. Listen attentively and ask question if necessary. Don't forget to smile. Remind yourself to give your best shot and don't let any opportunity to slip through your fingers.

Submitted by farhadwahaj on Wed, 14/09/2022 - 09:01

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The tips that I got from the interview, are to be well prepared for the interview you should study in the area in which you will be interviewed, including taking a look at your previous jobs tasks yo done which match with the one you are interviewed for it, wear the great outfit to match the jobs environment, and have full confidence on your ability. Also, carefully review your resume before the interview so that you have full information about the past jobs you have done.

Submitted by marwan297 on Fri, 05/08/2022 - 18:47

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In my opinion, you need to expect the questions you may be asked so you can prepare good answer. Second, sleep well, choose suitable outfit and don't be late as you should be on time. Third, show you confidence by looking in the eyes of the interviewer and don't show any hesitance.

Submitted by Fzt_abidin on Mon, 18/07/2022 - 18:14

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ı have a couple of tips for a job interview. Firstly, you have to be planned and ready. before the meeting starts you have to review your personal features and occur your strong sides. During the meeting, you have to be confident and stay awake. I attended a job interview 4 months ago with the attorney company. They asked 3 questions. One of them is what are you want to feel when you retired? The other one between Money, career, good work, and good relationship which one is your first choice?

Submitted by Van wong on Tue, 31/05/2022 - 14:24

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1. Show interest in the company.
2. review information about the company.
3. show your career plan.
4. Prepare your responses to questions from the interviewer.
5. Explain how your skills match with the company.

Submitted by Suraj paliwal on Sat, 06/11/2021 - 16:23

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I have many tips success in any interview. Interviewer seek only three things from candidate.
Firstly, candidate experience in last job what he is works for,in which area he worked. I think every interviewer want to know nore about your experience. Experience leads to success in interview.
Secondly, knowledge about your field, interview want to know about candidates knowledge. How much you understand about your field. Thirdly, candidates personally . Is candidate hard working person or not. A company wants to person who worked hard work for company and always stands any time for company.

Submitted by GiulianaAndy on Sat, 26/06/2021 - 22:29

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I have some tips to pass an interview. Here they are: 1) Get more into the company functions, figurate mote about the company, not be comfort with the awareness that you already have about the company. 2) In the majority of job interviews they tell you what is the name of the person who is going to be interviewing you, so you have to figure out about this person before going to the interview 3) Review the 150 most common questions for a job interview. You do not need to memorize them, but it is very usefull to give you an idea about them. 4) You need to be super charming to everyone because you do not if the person whom you are being charming is one of the most important heads in the company 5) Keep your answers short and concise (do not ramble) 6)Utilize body language to make a great impression. For example: Eye contact, the way you sit, your posture, the way you stand, the way you walk into the room) 7) Bring some type of nice portafolio to keep your resume, business card, and a notebook (the last one is used to keep some questions that you revised before and now you are ready to answer them) 8) Have a list of questions that you are going to ask. At a certain moment during the interview the interviewer will ask you if you have any further question about the company, and if you say: "No, I do not have any" it demostrates that you did not a deep research about the company 9) You must be cconfident 10) When the interview ends and you will be walking out of the office you have to demostrate the interviewer that you are really interested in the job If you ask me about the questions I have been asked; here I have some of them: 1) Tell me more about you 2) Why do you want to work here? 3) What makes you unique? 4) Do you have any experience by working for another company like this? These are the most important questions that I consider for a job interview

Submitted by Ehsan on Wed, 09/06/2021 - 05:50

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When I went to the interview, they asked me about my experience, my university degree, my interests and etc. I have a master's degree in computer engineering. I also have good experience and background in IT. I published valid ISI articles in computer science. I also have good science and experience in trading in financial markets.

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Wed, 28/04/2021 - 18:37

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I didn´t do a job interview. As soon as I graduated, I passed an open competition. I've been working for my state government ever since.