Sending an assignment to an applicant as part of the interview process

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This is an email template for sending an assignment to an applicant. This is mostly done after meeting up with the candidate for an interview. This email should be sent after deciding that the applicant is a good fit to move to the next step of the hiring process.

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Email Subject Line: Assignment for the [Job_title] position

Hello or Dear [Candidate Name],

Please find the assignment that will be part of our interview process attached. To assist you in completing the task, I have included some instructions.

Remember that there are no “correct answers.” The assignment part of our interview is intended to test your abilities and give us a sense of how you tackle tasks that are pertinent to the [Job Title] role.

We would appreciate it if you could send this to us [by X date or within X time range]. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reply back to this email.

Good luck with the assignment,

[Your name]


[When the assignment is given]

Hello or Dear [Candidate Name],

I appreciate you completing the assignment by the deadline. As soon as our team has reviewed it, we will respond to you with our feedback.

I hope you have a good day.

[Your name]


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