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    I more than meet the stated criteria.

    Hi,

    Question:

    In the following sentence, it says" I more than meet the stated criteria."
    However, I think I "just" meet the job requirements.
    Not more than, and not less than.
    How can I rewrite the following sentence (especially the blue part)?

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    It was with particular interest that I read your advertisement for the position of a trainee accountant, detailed on JobsDB, as I believe that I more than meet the stated criteria.

    Thanks

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    Re: I more than meet the stated criteria.

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    ...as I believe that I more than meet the stated criteria.
    How about, ...as I believe that I exactly (perfectly, precisely) meet the stated criteria.
    (Assuming that you do exactly meet it!)

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    Re: I more than meet the stated criteria.

    Quote Originally Posted by uktous View Post
    Hi,

    Question:

    In the following sentence, it says" I more than meet the stated criteria."
    However, I think I "just" meet the job requirements.
    Not more than, and not less than.
    How can I rewrite the following sentence (especially the blue part)?

    Sentence:
    It was with particular interest that I read your advertisement for the position of a trainee accountant, detailed on JobsDB, as I believe that I more than meet the stated criteria.

    Thanks
    How about the right man for the job? When the situation is reversed, that is they come to you to hire you, you can say, "You came to the right place."

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    Re: I more than meet the stated criteria.

    Quote Originally Posted by yuriya View Post
    How about the right man for the job? When the situation is reversed, that is they come to you to hire you, you can say, "You came to the right place."
    Be careful about using the word "man" if you are applying for a job in some countries (like the U.S.)! It would be better to say I am the right person for the job, because 1) they are probably also considering applications from women, and 2) you don't want to give them the impression that you think only a man could do the job, since the person reading the letter might be a woman!

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    Re: I more than meet the stated criteria.

    I more than meet the stated criteria.
    I think this is not for you, the applicant, to say but is for the employer to judge!

    'I fulfil all the necessary requirements for the job.'

    not a teacher

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    Re: I more than meet the stated criteria.

    I think Tedtmc's version might work better- if you more than meet the criteria, you might come across as overqualified and should be applying for higher positions.

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    Re: I more than meet the stated criteria.

    Yes. You have to say "that you full fill all the necessary criteria" in this context. So,this would be correct.
    thank you!

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