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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



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


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.

 I’ve never had a job interview, so I don’t know what contents about it. Therefore, I presume it and write this comment. To suppose have an interview, I make my CV first. With regard to writing it, I should written for easy to understand, convey my strength and my being able to contribute to the company. Second, I practice interview. For example, how to entering a room, manner of speaking, the act of answering. Finally, I straighten my clothes and hair. I think first Impressions are very important. If I have a job interview, I want to do my best.

I have never had a job interview. However, I was interviewed for study. First of all, I must remember to bring my belongings. It is the worst thing to forget belongings. The second is clothes and hairstyle. The contents are also important, but the first impression is determined by the appearance. So I have to care about appearance. Finally, the contents of the interview. The interviewer will see this the most. So you need to practice a lot and be perfect. If I am perfect, I will have confidence. A lot of preparation is required for a job interview. Get ready and work hard on the day.

To begin with, I try to have knowledges about the job.
The reason why is that I can not tell my opinion as long as I do not know well about it. I think that it is important to collect a lot of information.
Secondly, I try to correct the manner of speaking. I do not think that there are people who have good senses for others who do not speak politely.
However some people often tell me that "what you say is bad."
So, maybe it is so hard for me to correct it.
I believe that original personality would appear in such severe situations.
So, the most important thing is to be careful own attitude in daily.

Hello everyone!
I have never had the oppotunity to have job interview actually.
If I have a chance, I will get certifications related to English in advance.
Interviewers always look at our TOEIC scores before hiring us in Japan.
Whatever you do, it is better to have certifications.
Not to mention, be careful not to do rude for example behavior, dress and grooming. In addition,check for forgotten things and way to destination necessary.
First impression is really important.
It'll be alright!

Hello everyone. I have never had a job interview. so, I am going to talk about my examination interview.I had experienced two times. First time, I was really under tension because I thought that I fail an examination. But I passed it. Second time, I was so relax.It is because teacher in the school calmed me down.Thanks to that I passed the examination.
Now I want to tell the important thing in the examination.It is to relive your tension.For example, Listening to music, taking a deep breath, and more.

First, I prepare my CV, ID, and references for a job interview. Also, I research about the company and the job. Because I think that it is important to know them before I have a job interview. Second, besides this, I practice answering the questions over and over. By doing so, I will be able to answer the questions with assurance in a job interview. Then, I confirm the date, time, the place, and belongings of a job interview in order not to make a mistake. Finally, at a job interview, I will show my experience and qualification and the results of my hard practice.

First, If I have an interview for a job, I prepare my CV and references. I must not forget those. But for those, I can't have an interview for a job.
Second, I shave my beard and fix my hair and my clothes. It is appearance that other person was got a good Impression, so making one's apperance is very importnat for a job interview.
Third, I practice interviewing for my job. In order to close to reality, I should practice with various people. And, I keep practice until I get better. By doing so, I should be not nervous.

Hello everyone.
I have been interview only once. I talk about then. I had an interview when I was many prepared. Because it must not miss. I practiced an interview many time. I was able to hear a good report. But I think during the interview the most important to relax pf all things.

I think the job of HR managers is very interesting