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Job interview document library

Interview invitation letter template

When to use it

Sending an interview invitation letter/email to candidates is important, and it needs to be optimised to increase response rate. Give candidates suggestions of some available dates and times that work for you.

The document also includes a number of optional paragraphs such as travelling expenses.

[Company name]

[Sender address]


[Recipient name]

[Recipient address]

Dear [Recipient first name],


I refer to your application for the above job and am pleased to invite you to attend an interview.

The interview will take place on [insert date] at [insert time], and will be held in [insert place]. You should ask for [insert name] when you arrive.

[If your home is more than 60 miles from your interview location, travelling expenses will be reimbursed on the basis of a second class rail fare or public transport rates. Claims have to be supported by appropriate receipts or travel tickets. Loss of earnings will not be paid.]

[Our Expenses Policy encourages the use of public transport to

The full Interview invitation letter template will be available once purchased.

Reviewed 30 April 2022

Job interview explained

A job interview is a conversation between a job applicant and a representative or representatives of an employer that is conducted to assess whether the applicant should be hired. This is often carried out within a standard framework, and may include testing and/or presentations.

Interviews are arguably the most subjective part of any selection system. As humans, we have to fight the tendency to judge people according to whether we simply like them or not, as opposed to making sure that the candidates are being graded on job-relevant characteristics.