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tinytse
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« on: December 13, 2011, 12:10:50 PM »

when enqiring the number of applicants for certain position, I was told that there were 13 applicants, of which 4 were in shorlisted. what dose it mean?
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« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 12:13:38 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 12:15:20 PM »

when enqiring the number of applicants for certain position, I was told that there were 13 applicants, of which 4 were in shorlisted. what dose it mean?
thanks very much

The short list is the group that will be interviewed for the position.  I hope you made it and that you have a friend with a good grasp of English spelling and grammar read everything that you submit in writing from this point on.
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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 12:20:39 PM »

when enqiring the number of applicants for certain position, I was told that there were 13 applicants, of which 4 were in shorlisted. what dose it mean?
thanks very much

The short list is the group that will be interviewed for the position.  I hope you made it and that you have a friend with a good grasp of English spelling and grammar read everything that you submit in writing from this point on.

Sometimes. Where I am, the short list is the subset of applications picked by the search committee to be circulated to the department. We generate an invite list from that group based on further (endless...) discussions with the whole department.
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 12:30:00 PM »

when enqiring the number of applicants for certain position, I was told that there were 13 applicants, of which 4 were in shorlisted. what dose it mean?
thanks very much

The short list is the group that will be interviewed for the position.  I hope you made it and that you have a friend with a good grasp of English spelling and grammar read everything that you submit in writing from this point on.

Sometimes. Where I am, the short list is the subset of applications picked by the search committee to be circulated to the department. We generate an invite list from that group based on further (endless...) discussions with the whole department.

Yes, I should have said that the short list is the group that is still being considered.

In my department, once we've gotten down to 4, those people at least get a phone interview, but then again, our pool ALWAYS starts out much larger than 13.
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tinytse
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 12:37:52 PM »

when enqiring the number of applicants for certain position, I was told that there were 13 applicants, of which 4 were in shorlisted. what dose it mean?
thanks very much

The short list is the group that will be interviewed for the position.  I hope you made it and that you have a friend with a good grasp of English spelling and grammar read everything that you submit in writing from this point on.

Thank you very much. I was offered an interview. Dose it imply I am one of 4 applicants in shortlisted?
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 1:37:36 PM »

when enqiring the number of applicants for certain position, I was told that there were 13 applicants, of which 4 were in shorlisted. what dose it mean?
thanks very much

The short list is the group that will be interviewed for the position.  I hope you made it and that you have a friend with a good grasp of English spelling and grammar read everything that you submit in writing from this point on.

Thank you very much. I was offered an interview. Dose it imply I am one of 4 applicants in shortlisted?

Yes.  Good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 9:46:12 PM »

Thank you very much. I was offered an interview. Dose it imply I am one of 4 applicants in shortlisted?

It implies that you should learn the difference between "dose" and "does."
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2012, 7:52:18 PM »

S/he could well be in a field in which linguistic competency is of secondary importance.
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2012, 10:37:04 PM »

S/he could well be in a field in which linguistic competency is of secondary importance.

A mathematician or scientist in particular needs to use language in a precise and unambiguous fashion.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012, 7:54:57 PM »

S/he could well be in a field in which linguistic competency is of secondary importance.

A mathematician or scientist in particular needs to use language in a precise and unambiguous fashion.

More to the point, s/he could be in a location in which *English* competency is of secondary importance. We know nothing about the OP's linguistic competency in other languages.
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