How to Reply to an Open Invitation Interview Letter

Written by michelle barry
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An open invitation interview letter is one that could have easily been sent to numerous other applicants, so in your response you will want to make yourself stand out positively from the rest. Respond to the invitation as quickly as possible, and compose your response on a heavy stock business paper. Use a paper stock that has a subtle colour to it, as opposed to plain white, as this will make your response stand out visually as well.

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    Open the letter by listing the company contact information in the top left corner, including the name of a company representative, ideally the one who penned your invitation if applicable. Keep the correspondence formal and professional. If you have a contact name, address the letter with "Dear Mr. Smith."

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    Thank the company or contact for the invitation. Express your interest in hearing more about the company as well as the open position.

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    Add a few details about the company to show you have done your homework. Research the organisation through their website and include a few key points, such as, "I would greatly enjoy working for a company with such a strong community presence and that has been a family-run operation for over three decades."

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    Include one or two reasons you feel you would be an ideal fit for the company. Try to avoid generic attributes, like "great time-management skills" and "hard worker." Choose something specific to the company. If the role is in the marketing department of a cable company, say something about your success in promoting companies and causes in the entertainment industry. You want to highlight all pertinent attributes to separate yourself from the pack.

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    Close the letter with confidence, but be careful not to cross into arrogance. Try closing with "I'm looking forward to meeting with you to discuss this position further. I believe you will find I am an ideal match for the position." Sign your name and add your contact information at the bottom of the letter.

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