How to reply to interview invitation

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Dear teachers and friends,

The scenario is like this. I just joined the Company ABC and still in training. Yesterday I received an email from University XYZ. They asked me whether I’m available for the interview.

I really want the position as a part time which I don’t mentioned it while I writing email to them. Hopefully they can schedule the interview while I’m on leave because I’m working on shift. And hopefully, while I’m on off day, I can teaching there as a part time lecturer.

Here is the email from her and my draft. Your kind advice in this matter would be most appreciated.

Dear Hampeh,

I am writing with regard to your application for a lecturing position at .

I would like to invite you over for an interview next week. Will Thursday 11th September, 10 am be convenient for you?

Regards,

Sarah

And here is my draft to her...

Dear Sarah,

Thanks for your invitation. I really appreciate the opportunity given. The position is very interesting.

Fyi, I have just joined Company X this month and I will start working on shift as of the following.

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

0 0 0 0 X X X X 0 0 0 X X XX

Where 0 is working days and X is off day. I’lll start the shift later after completed the training. Now I have to come at office at 9 – 5 every day.

As I joined the company, I wouldn’t be nice if I take a leave. Is it possible if your good side can wait until I’m working on shift whereby I can attend to the interview during my off day.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you and best regards,

Hampeh

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Dear Sarah,

Thank you very much for your invitation. I really appreciate the opportunity for an interview. The position is very interesting. Unfortunately, I have just joined Company X this month, and I will start working on shift as per the following schedule (Where 0 is a working day and X is an off day):

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

0 0 0 0 X X X X 0 0 0 X X ***



I will soon start this shift work, after completing the training. Currently, I must come to my office 9 – 5 every day.

As I have just joined the company, it would be difficult to take a day's leave at the moment. Would it be possible for you to postpone my interview until I am on shift work, when I could then have it scheduled during one of my off days?

I look forward to hearing from you about this possibility. Thank you very much for your time and trouble.

Best regards,

Hampeh
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Dear Mister Micawber, teachers and fellow friends,
Thank you for your prompt reply. I really appreciate it. Just one more thing, do you thing I should mention about part time lecturer because I never mention it in my application letter.

The main purpose I want to apply for part time job is because I like to teach people. It makes me remember things better especially things that related to my work (I only teaching subject that related to my work). After all, because of the nature of my job, I have a lot of free time.

I just modified the letter with the purpose to make it better. The changes is in the bold font. Well, what do you think about it?

Thank you and best regards,

Dear Sarah,

With reference to your email of 21st November, I would like to thank you very much for your invitation. I really appreciate the opportunity for an interview. The position is very interesting. I am very much interested in the opportunity to contribute to University of XYZ. Unfortunately, I have just joined Company X this month, and I will start working on shift as per the following schedule (Where 0 is a working day and X is an off day):

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

0 0 0 0 X X X X 0 0 0 X X X

I will soon start this shift work, after completing the training. Currently, I must come to my office 9 – 5 every day.

As I have just joined the company, it would be difficult to take a day's leave at the moment. Would it be possible for you to postpone my interview until I am on shift work, when I could then have it scheduled during one of my off days?

I look forward to hearing from you about this possibility. Thank you very much for your time and trouble.

Best regards,

Hampeh
Dear Mister Micawber, teachers and fellow friends,
Thank you for your prompt reply. I really appreciate it. Just one more thing, do you thing I should mention about part time lecturer because I never mention it in my application letter.

The main purpose I want to apply for part time job is because I like to teach people. It makes me remember things better especially things that related to my work (I only teaching subject that related to my work). After all, because of the nature of my job, I have a lot of free time.

I just modified the letter with the purpose to make it better. The changes is in the bold font. Well, what do you think about it?

Thank you and best regards,
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Dear Sarah,

With reference to your email of 21st November, I would like to thank you very much for your invitation. I really appreciate the opportunity for an interview. The position is very interesting. I am very much interested in the opportunity to contribute to University of XYZ. Unfortunately, I have just joined Company X this month, and I will start working on shift as per the following schedule (Where 0 is a working day and X is an off day):

M T W T F S S M T W T F S S

0 0 0 0 X X X X 0 0 0 X X X

I will soon start this shift work, after completing the training. Currently, I must come to my office 9 – 5 every day.

As I have just joined the company, it would be difficult to take a day's leave at the moment. Would it be possible for you to postpone my interview until I am on shift work, when I could then have it scheduled during one of my off days?

I apologize for any difficulty this rescheduling may cause and I look forward to hearing from you about this possibility. Thank you very much for your time and trouble.
Best regards,

Hampeh
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The phrases you have added are just supernumerary gobbledygook. I suggest you leave them out.
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Ok. Thanks for your advice. btw, I learned two vocabulary today.Emotion: smile

supernumerary

· adj.

1 present in excess of the normal or requisite number.

2 not belonging to a regular staff but engaged for extra work. Ø (of an actor) appearing on stage but not speaking.

· n. (pl. supernumeraries) a supernumerary person or thing.

ORIGIN C17: from late L. supernumerarius ‘(soldier) added to a legion after it is complete’.

gobbledegook (also gobbledygook)

· n. informal meaningless or unintelligible language, especially when over-technical or pompous.

ORIGIN 1940s (orig. US): prob. imitating a turkey’s gobble.
Anonymous:

Actually, I think this pattern below is often used in business or any other professional occasions.

[With reference to your email of 21st November, I would like to thank you very much for your invitation. I really appreciate the opportunity for an interview. The position is very interesting. I am very much interested in the opportunity to contribute to University of XYZ. ]

But the other one ,is sounds naturally, and mostly possible to say it in life.

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