Appropriate Interview Questions • Responsibility- duty, obligation, accountability • Level- a certain amount • Challenge- difficulty, a task that requires skill • Strength – power by reason, authority, resources • Weakness- fault of defect • Stress- worry, pressure • Accomplishment- something (a goal) well done • To evaluate- judge the worth or quality of something • To hire- give a job to someone • To fire- take a job away from someone • To authorize- to permit, to allow
Inappropriate Interview Questions 1. Are you married? -Acceptable Alternative: Have you ever worked under a different name? 2. Where were you born? -Acceptable Alternative: Are you legally authorized to work in the USA? 3. Do you live with relatives? - Acceptable Alternative: What is your current address and phone number?4 4. What is your native language? - Acceptable Alternative: What languages can you read, speak, or write?
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Comparisons with adjectives • 1. add –er to one syllable words Ex: small- smaller than She was smaller than me 2. If the word has two syllables and ends with a –y, add an –ier Ex: lucky- luckier 3. When other English adjectives have 2 + syllables, you can’t change the meaning. Instead, add “more” Ex: more handsome, more beautiful The horse was more beautiful than the cow
Comparing two things • To compare two things, use “than” Phrases you can use: “a lot” “much” “a little” before “more/less than” “slightly” “far” Ex: She’s a lot more intelligent than him Ex: He’s a little taller than his sister
Comparing similarities To change extent of similarity • “almost as….as” • “not quite as…as” • “(not) nearly as…as”, • “no where near as….as” • “twice as….as” • “half as….as” • Ex: “He’s twice as old as her!”
Different ways of comparing With Verbs …earns more than …earns as much as… …doesn’t earn as much as… With Past Participles …is better paid than… …isn’t as well paid as… …is better educated than… With adjectives …is more interesting than... …is less interesting than… …is harder than… …is not as hard as… With Nouns …has better hours than… …has more education than...
Marketing Strategy • Introduce your product - Identify a competing product • Come up with 5 comparisons to a competing product. - Use a comparison with an adjective, a noun, a verb, and a past participle - Use at least one similarity comparison • Explain to your board room why your product is better.