best qualified


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best qualified

Referring to applicants whose knowledge, skills and abilities are evaluated against specific, objective criteria and who rank at or above the cut-off score when compared to other applicants using the same criteria.
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A NEW kind of map to define neighbourhoods in Edgbaston has won praise from people who are best qualified to comment - the residents.
The Reading boss believes the man best qualified for the England job is also the least likely to be asked.
They have been referred to a committee of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Engineering, which will evaluate them in more detail and give DOE a list of the best qualified by January 1988.
"Those who offer Britain the best answers to the questions of the future, will be best qualified to serve in office.
We should therefore choose the best qualified person for the job and if that person does not speak Welsh so be it.
I said that all public appointments should be based on the best qualified person for the job.
In a poll of voters over the age of 50, the current UK Prime Minister is also only the sixth best qualified to lead Britain out of the current economic downturn.
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