How to Confirm A Job Interview

It always pays to confirm a job interview. If you are a new or inexperienced job seeker, this article will show you how to confirm a job interview.

Congratulations! Your hard work has paid off and you have got an invitation to the interview now. It always pays to confirm a job interview, especially if the interview has been scheduled in advance. If you are a new or inexperienced job seeker, this article will show you how to confirm a job interview.

Why it is a good idea to confirm a job interview?

This has many direct and indirect benefits. Firstly, it will it make you look professional. Secondly,  many a times the HR Department of the prospective employer wants to plan well the interview so they would like to know if you are attending the interview or not. In case you do not respond and show up, you may make things somewhat inconvenient for the HR Department.

Thirdly, confirming the interview may get you further facilitation from the HR Department as they might provide you a train / air ticket booking, pick up and drop in case of outstation interview.

Fourthly, you get the advantage of double checking the correct venue, proper address, date, name(s) and titles of the interviewers etc. You may even be told where to go or who is the contact person, once you arrive in the building.

Tips for Confirming a Job Interview

Well it is neither difficult to understand this question nor difficult to answer it. But we need to go into the depth.

From the employer’s point of view, all they need to know is if you would attend the interview with them at the scheduled time, date and place.

But from your point of view, you would need to confirm (and also to double check) the time, date and place.

Since you don’t want to miss the opportunity or be late, it is better to get the accurate address and the idea of the location.

It would be a good idea to feed the correct time and day and put it in the calendar on your smart phone and set a reminder. Showing up late or too early or on the wrong day is embarrassing and you don’t want to be seen as a disorganized person or an unprofessional.

Anybody would agree that it is not easy to get an interview call. Therefore, it’s important to get all the details right at the first place and not take any chances.

If you miss the interview, you may not get a second chance easily or soon.

How To Confirm A Job Interview

Keeping above points in mind, you may send them a written confirmation, which could be through an e mail (preferably) or a letter sent by courier or through a text message.

Keeping above points in mind, you may send them a written confirmation, which could be through an e mail (preferably) or a letter sent by courier or through a text message.

The tone of your communication with the interviewer should be polite, professional and to the point.

Sample Job Interview Confirmation

Here is a sample communication:

Sample

________________________________________________________________________

Subject: Interview Confirmation – Manush Seth

Dear Mr. Richard Smith,

Thank you for your interview call to me for the role of Social Media Specialist role at your organisation, located at 785 Dundas St., on Monday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m.

I confirm that I’ll attend the interview and I’ll be at your office as per the scheduled time.

I’m looking forward to the opportunity to meet with your officers so that I can share my skills, experience and qualifications and also learn more about this position.

If you need any additional information prior to the interview, please let me know.

When you have a moment, could you please share the name and job title of the persons who will be interviewing me?

Best,

Manush Seth
_________________________________________________________________________

Additional Tips about confirming a Job Interview

While we are at the topic, we thought that a quick reminder about few more Do’s and Don’ts would be helpful.

Don’ts

While sending a letter or email to confirm, do not ask questions like salary offered, if the job is permanent or temporary etc.

In this age of Google search and GPS, don’t bother to ask the location or the directions if that can be easily answered through an online search. As long as you have the proper address in a big town, it should be fine.

Do’s

If you’re interviewing in a location you’re not familiar with, make sure you visit the place before the date of interview. If it is not possible that try mapping your directions with the help of a good app on your smart phone such as Google Maps.

This way you will reach your destination at the right time avoiding anxiety and wastage of time locating the building at the 11th hour.

That way, you’ll ensure that you are not late for your interview.

Plan to reach the venue ten to fifteen minutes before time. Sometimes the entrances to large office buildings or factory complex or university campuses can be confusing and distances on foot overwhelming.

It would be good idea to keep an ID proof with you in the event the building has a security desk that requires it.

Keep the telephone number of the hiring manager in your phone contacts in case your name is not on the security list.

These tips would help you avoid rushing which can otherwise leave you looking sweaty and feeling flustered.

When You Need to Cancel or Reschedule

Sometimes, due to some unforeseen circumstances you may not be in a position to attend the interview at the appointed hour or the scheduled day. This would require you to reschedule the interview, by giving the prospective employer as much notice as possible.

In case of such a situation, immediately reach out by email or phone.

Share a few alternate times for the interview when you would be available for the interview.

Of course, when the interview is rescheduled, make sure to send a thank you message to the interviewer.

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Sundeep Kataria CV MakerSundeep Kataria is the CEO of ACS Consultants – a Management Consulting Firm. He holds multiple qualifications: MBA, PGDIT (IIFT), MS in Counselling & Psychotherapy and Diploma in Company Law. He has also formally learnt Digital Marketing and Website Making.

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