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2009.03.24(Review of 2006.04.11 edition)

How much is too much when it comes to experience and expertise?

Today's Lesson
QUALIFIED   資格、能力のある

Explanation

  • To be qualified is to have the knowledge, skills, or experience necessary for a particular job.

    To be overqualified is to have MORE knowledge, skills, or experience than is necessary or desirable for a particular job.
  • qualified とは、ある仕事に必要とされる知識、スキル、経験などを有している、という意味です。

    overqualified というと、ある仕事に必要とされる、または望ましいとされる以上の知識、スキル、経験を有している、という意味になります。

QUALIFIED

examples

  1. She's certainly well qualified for the job; she earned a master's degree in computer science at the Berlitz Institute of Technology and has 5 years' work experience as a systems engineer.
  2. He's never worked in government before. What makes you think he's qualified to be a senator?
  3. What's the best way to find a qualified interpreter for an international conference?
  4. (a rejection letter from a company)
    We're sorry, but due to the large number of qualified applicants, we are not able to offer you a position at this time.
  5. (at a job interview for a pizza delivery person)
    It says in your resume that you have a Ph.D. in particle physics. Aren't you a little overqualified for this job?
  6. He said I was overqualified to be a bank teller and offered me a job as a loan officer instead.

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