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OnTheWarpath58
08-18-2008, 09:19 PM
Need a hand from the Planet's grammar experts.

Which of the following is correct?

"...and I think your requirements and my skill-set, passion and work ethic is a perfect match."

or

"...and I think your requirements and my skill-set, passion and work ethic are a perfect match."



Or feel free to re-write completely to be smoother...

TIA

pr_capone
08-18-2008, 09:20 PM
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J Diddy
08-18-2008, 09:20 PM
are

ditto

luv
08-18-2008, 09:20 PM
are

What he said.

OnTheWarpath58
08-18-2008, 09:21 PM
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That's what I thought, but the Bill Gates Operating System's spell/grammar check corrected it.

Count Alex's Losses
08-18-2008, 09:21 PM
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J Diddy
08-18-2008, 09:21 PM
That's what I thought, but the Bill Gates Operating System's spell/grammar check corrected it.

microsoft is trying to rewrite your mind

fight the power

OnTheWarpath58
08-18-2008, 09:22 PM
microsoft is trying to rewrite your mind

fight the power

LMAO

Should have done this on my Mac...

Guru
08-18-2008, 09:22 PM
If it ain't are, I don't know what the heck it is. heh

milkman
08-18-2008, 09:25 PM
How about "I believe my skill set, passion, and work ethic match your requirements perfectly"

OnTheWarpath58
08-18-2008, 09:26 PM
How about "I believe my skill set, passion, and work ethic match your requirements perfectly"

Veeery niiice.

Might just do that.

Mr Luzcious
08-18-2008, 09:26 PM
How about "I believe my skill set, passion, and work ethic match your requirements perfectly"

Precisely how I was going to word it.

'Hamas' Jenkins
08-18-2008, 09:30 PM
Need a hand from the Planet's grammar experts.

Which of the following is correct?

"...and I think your requirements and my skill-set, passion and work ethic is a perfect match."

or

"...and I think your requirements and my skill-set, passion and work ethic are a perfect match."



Or feel free to re-write completely to be smoother...

TIA

"...and I think your requirements and my skill-set, passion, and work ethic are a perfect match."

Even though you can get away without the comma here, the guy reading this may be more of a contrarian when it comes to such rules.

FAX
08-18-2008, 09:35 PM
How about "I believe my skill set, passion, and work ethic match your requirements perfectly"

Nice, Mr. milkman. But, how about; "I believe my skill set, passion, and work ethic match your requirements perfectly assuming you don't have high expectations and I won't be required to come into work if I have a hangover or if I smoked too much weed the night before and just feel a little tired, and your daughter likes to do the big nasty in the back seats of cabs."

FAX

Buehler445
08-18-2008, 09:38 PM
I would not use the word perfect. I would probably use excellent fit or something like that. I just think it sounds more professional. But that is based on my limited experience.

What job are you applying for? <--assumption made here

Mr. Flopnuts
08-18-2008, 09:46 PM
I think you're pretty good as long as you go with are. Maybe,

My skill set, passion, and work ethic would be an asset to your company, and exactly what you're looking for in filling this position.

Of course, that's presuming that you want to come off extremely confident, and sure of yourself. That wouldn't be a good angle in some positions, or with some hiring managers. Depends on the job, and the person screening.

banyon
08-18-2008, 09:49 PM
Yeah, make sure you don't hyphenate "skill set" as well.

I don't think anyone has said this directly.

smittysbar
08-18-2008, 10:02 PM
How about "I believe my skill set, passion, and work ethic match your requirements perfectly"


This IMO sounds great, bUtt wTF dUe EyE nOw

milkman
08-18-2008, 10:04 PM
This IMO sounds great, bUtt wTF dUe EyE nOw

I think we should ask kcnut.

smittysbar
08-18-2008, 10:07 PM
I think we should ask kcnut.

We Would have to dig him out of the leaf pile......I just showered :p

Braincase
08-18-2008, 10:21 PM
Need a hand from the Planet's grammar experts.

Which of the following is correct?

"...and I think your requirements and my skill-set, passion and work ethic is a perfect match."

or

"...and I think your requirements and my skill-set, passion and work ethic are a perfect match."

TIA

... and I think your requirements and my skills, passion and work ethic match exceptionally well.

I try to take the awkwardness of the vowel out of the sentence all together.

cdcox
08-18-2008, 10:29 PM
Like a flower need the rain, you know you need me.

DeezNutz
08-18-2008, 10:29 PM
Could be more parallel in structure.

Try: skills, passion, diligence/determination/etc.

"Perfect" is a bit much..."are a strong match." Don't need very, really, or the like. No need to be emphatic.

blueballs
08-18-2008, 10:51 PM
I want to know how your ass tastes

smittysbar
08-18-2008, 10:53 PM
or this

"you don't have random piss tests, do you?"

Rain Man
08-18-2008, 10:57 PM
"...and I think my skills, passion, and work ethic are a perfect match for the requirements of your job."

You're a match for them, not them being a match for you. Big difference.


Or alternately,

"Hire me or I'll stand in the rain outside your bedroom window and watch you, slowing building an insane rage as I watch you live the life that I should have, that I would have if not for you and your snobby, unfair hiring practices."

FAX
08-18-2008, 10:59 PM
How about ...

"I got skills. You got jobs. Do I need to paint you a friggin' picture here?"

FAX

Rain Man
08-18-2008, 11:00 PM
Or maybe, "I want you...I need you...but there ain't no way I'm ever going to love you. But don't feel bad, don't feel bad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad."

If you can get a couple of women to sing that second 'don't feel bad', it would probably have more impact.

J Diddy
08-18-2008, 11:03 PM
or this

"you don't have random piss tests, do you?"

ROFL