Make sure your subject line clearly communicates that you’re sending a Skype interview invitation. Otherwise, candidates may not open your messages.
How to invite a candidate to a Skype interview
- If this is your first communication with the candidate after they applied to work at your company, remind them about the position you’re interviewing for and briefly explain that a Skype call is part of your hiring process.
- If you have already informed the candidate about the interview, you can coordinate via email to arrange the details (e.g. date and time of the interview, Skype account information.) To avoid confusion, make sure to point out correct time zones, if you and your candidates are in different locations.
- Once the candidate has confirmed they’re interested and available for the Skype call, provide them with relevant information, including the name(s) of the interviewer(s) and the estimated duration.
You can customize this Skype interview email template to strike a more casual or formal tone, depending on your company culture.
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Skype interview invitation email template
Email subject line
Invitation to Skype interview – [Company_name] / Skype interview with [Company_name] for the [Job_title] position
Hi [Candidate_Name] / Dear [Candidate_Name],
Thank you for applying to [Company_name].
My name is [Your_Name] and I’m a [recruiter/the hiring manager] at [Company_name.] I would like to schedule a Skype call with you to discuss your application for the [Job_title] role.
I’d like to tell you more about [Company_name] and get to know you a bit better.
Skype interviews are a part of the initial stages of our hiring process. Would you be available for a short introductory Skype call [give a specific timeframe – like, early next week?]
Please note that in order to conduct this video call, I will need your Skype account details before the interview date.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Email sign off
All the best / Kind regards,