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This is a second interview invitation email template to use during your hiring process. You can use this template to invite candidates who have successfully passed from the first phase of interviews, to a second, more thorough, interview round.

At this stage, you’ve likely already met the candidate and had several email exchanges. When crafting your second interview invitation email, a more casual tone may be fitting. However, as with all recruitment emails, it’s important to ensure that your tone aligns with your company’s culture and the role you’re hiring for.

Your email should effectively prepare your candidate for the interview. Start by clearly indicating that your email is an invitation for a second interview in the subject line. In the body of the email, briefly outline the purpose of this second interview (for example, to discuss an assignment, complete a test, or meet with the CEO or hiring manager) and provide an estimate of the interview duration. If the candidate needs to bring any materials (like their ID or portfolio), be sure to remind them of this as well.

Invitation to a second interview email template

Subject: Invitation to Second Interview for [Job Title] at [Company Name]

Dear [Candidate’s Name],

I trust this email finds you well.

I am delighted to inform you that we were impressed with our recent conversation, and we would like to invite you to a second interview for the [Job Title] position. This next stage will provide us with a more in-depth understanding of your skills, experiences, and fit for the role.

The details of the second interview are as follows:

Date: [Interview Date]
Time: [Interview Time]
Location: [If in-person, specify the address; if virtual, specify the platform and include the meeting link]

During this meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to [mention the purpose of the second interview, e.g., “discuss the assignment you’ve completed, take a skills assessment, or meet with the CEO or the hiring manager”].

The interview is expected to last approximately [length of the interview]. Please remember to bring [mention if they need to bring anything, like an ID or portfolio].

If you have any questions or if there’s a need to adjust the scheduled date or time, please let me know at your earliest convenience.

Thank you once again for your interest in [Company Name]. We look forward to delving deeper into your potential contribution to our team.

Best regards,

[Your Name]
[Your Position]

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