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    Question Are you qualified for this job

    Hi,

    A new job has many prerequisites and responsibilities, can I say:

    A. Are you qualified for this job?
    B. Do you have full qualification for this job?
    Are A and B all correct?
    How do native speakers ask the same question usually?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Are you qualified for this job

    "A" is okay. I am not sure what "full qualification" means.

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    Re: Are you qualified for this job

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    A new job has many prerequisites and responsibilities.

    Are A and B all correct? No.

    A. Are you qualified for this job? That's fine.
    B. Do you have all the qualifications for this job?

    How do native speakers ask the same question usually?

    Thanks.
    It's not natural. An employer would not use those open-ended questions. An employer would ask about specific qualifications. For instance, if the job is teaching English as a second language, an employer might ask:

    - How long have you spoken English?
    - How much experience do you have teaching English?
    - Where did you study teaching ESL?

    And so on. Anyone can say "I'm fully qualified." An employer wants specific information.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: Are you qualified for this job

    Two things. Say:

    Are A and B correct? (Not "all correct".)

    Charlie is right. An employer will ask about specific qualifications. For example, he might say: "Do you have a driver's license?"

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    Re: Are you qualified for this job

    Thanks.

    If one person's job is English Teacher, and he/she wants to change to another completely and unfamiliar job like IT Administrator.

    What word(s) can be used to express this job change?

    A. He wants to <what word(s) can be used here?>.
    B. He wants to change his job career.

    Option B can only express he wants to change a new job, but it doesn't express if that new job is related to the old job or not. So I think B can't express the original meaning of changing to a new completely and unfamiliar job.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Are you qualified for this job

    He wants to change to another line of work.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Are you qualified for this job

    He wants to change/switch career.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 06-Jun-2016 at 09:41. Reason: Fixing typo
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Are you qualified for this job

    He wants to change to another line of work.
    He wants to change/switch career.
    It sounds not natural. I think it may be a noun but I don't know.

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    Re: Are you qualified for this job

    fenglish

    Are you looking for a verb or a noun?

    You asked for a word which fits: He wants to < >

    The noun is career change.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Are you qualified for this job

    He wants a change in occupation.
    I am not a teacher.

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