When we ask candidates for their schedule/availability to interview, the easiest answer is for them to give us a small window off the top of their heads. However, it’s not efficient when candidates give us just an hour or a day to schedule the interview. We must take into account that hiring managers are busy. Unless we’re told otherwise, try to get a schedule for at least 5 days.
(When asking candidates on the phone for their schedule.)
I’d like to get your availability to schedule a [phone/on-site] interview during the coming days so the manager can match up with [his/her] schedule. Let’s start with tomorrow. How does your morning and afternoon look? How about Thursday? How about Friday? How about next Monday? How about next Tuesday?
(When asking candidates through email for their schedule.)
I’d like to get your availability to schedule a [phone/onsite] interview during the coming days so the manager can match up with [his/her] schedule. Please provide your availability for the following days between 8 AM to 5 PM: