Responding to an Interview Request: 2 Easy Ways / by Lewis Lin

I'm proud of the Hire Up team for featuring new content to help those on the job hunt.

Their latest post about responding to interview requests is an absolute timesaver, especially when you don't know how to respond. Last thing you want to do is come across as overeager or difficult to work with.

I've excerpted the two sample email templates here, but you check out and read the original post in it's entirety.

Email Template: Responding to Interview Requests

Dear Mr./Ms. [Recruiter or Hiring Manager],
Thank you for inviting me to an interview for the [Job Title] position at [Company]. I appreciate you considering me for the position and I look forward to meeting you soon.
As per your availability, I would like to schedule the interview on [Day of the Week], [Date] at [Time, AM/PM, Timezone] in the [Company Office] at [Address]. Please let me know if the time and interview location works for you.
I am excited to learn more about the opportunities at [Company]. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Phone Number]

Phone Call Template: Responding to an Interview Invite

Mr./Ms. [Recruiter or Hiring Manager],
Thank you for calling me to schedule an interview. I’m sorry that I couldn’t take your call earlier. I am available to interview with you on [Day of the Week], [Date] at [Time, AM/PM, Timezone]. I understand the interview will be held in [Company Office] at [Address].
Please let me know if the time and interview location works for you. I look forward to meeting you soon. To contact me, please call me at this number or email me at [Email Address].
Thank you,
[Your Name]