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5.1 The interview as a selection method: pros and cons

Traditionally, the interview has been the main means of assessing the suitability of candidates for a job. Almost all organisations use the interview at some stage in their selection process. Similarly, most applicants expect to be interviewed. Interviews are useful for assessing such personal characteristics as practical intelligence and interpersonal and communication skills. The interview can be used for answering applicants’ questions, selling the organisation and negotiating terms and
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3 The water table

The water table is a fundamental reference surface in the study of groundwater. It tends to follow the ground surface, rising under hills and falling at valleys, but the gradient of the water table is usually much less than that of the ground surface (Figure 4). Under hills the water table is usually at greater depths below the surf
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1.2.1 Positive and negative meanings

Many people spend a lot of time at home, they invest part of themselves within it, both materially and emotionally. So what does it mean?

Activity 1: What does home mean?

  1. The good news


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15.875 Applications of System Dynamics (MIT)
15.875 is a project-based course that explores how organizations can use system dynamics to achieve important goals. In small groups, students learn modeling and consulting skills by working on a term-long project with real-life managers. A diverse set of businesses and organizations sponsor class projects, from start-ups to the Fortune 500. The course focuses on gaining practical insight from the system dynamics process, and appeals to people interested in system dynamics, consulting, or manage
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Arthur's Lost and Found Read-Aloud (Narrated by Kevin Bacon)
This read-aloud is Arthur's Lost and Found written and illustrated by Marc Brown. In this episode, Arthur and Buster get lost when they take their first bus ride downtown to go swimming. But during the ride they are so busy talking, reading, and sleeping that they miss their stop. Then they spend all their money on a snack and need to put their heads together to find a way home. The narrator is Kevin Bacon and words appear at bottom of s
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7.1 Climate models

To understand climate change it is necessary to construct climate models, to explore and predict interactions between different factors. Models are tested for accuracy against known sets of data, before being run forward to predict future changes.


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3.7 Databases and XML

In Table 1, it was easy to see which pieces of data belonged to which fields, where the records began and ended, and so on. The tabular layout enabled us to see at a glance the salient features. If you wanted to find a particular name in a table, you ran your eye down the 'name' field. It is a
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Sharkey's Day: A Performance Art Piece
Laurie Anderson, perhaps one of the most well known performance artists presents "Sharkey's Day" from her performance piece "Home of the Brave" Using music, unusual instruments, large than life background video, performance, technology, spoken word, this piece is a great example of Anderson's work.
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Weather & Meteorology : What Causes Hail?
Hail is formed in large thunderstorms when the clouds are high enough in the sky for the water within them to freeze. Find out how hail is able to grow to the size of a golf ball or softball with help from a meteorologist.  Video is short and good quality and is appropriate for elementary level students of grades three through five.
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Animal-to-Human Disease Watch
Documentary- December 12, 2008- In remote corners, a research team is monitoring contact between humans and wild animals- particularly wild animal meat- in hopes of stopping pandemics before they start. Viruses are highly adaptable jumping from one species to another.  Most pandemics start in animals before there is wide spread contamination. Run time (3:16)
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Gretchen am Spinnrade
This is a video of sheet music (including lyrics) of Schubert's Gretchen am Spinnrade; includes vocals and piano accompaniment.  This would be useful for singers learning this piece. Run time 03:55.
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References

Berry, W. L., Hill, T. and Klompmaker, J. E. (1999) ‘Aligning marketing and manufacturing strategies with the market’, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 37, No. 16, pp. 3599–618.
The Chartered Institute of Marketing, Marketing Glossary<
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Exploring History: Medieval to Modern 1400 - 1900
Ever wanted to understand the key themes driving over five hundred years of European history? In this album, architecture reveals the social, religious and economic fortunes of some of the most influential people between 1400 and 1900. By the end of the 19th century Queen Victoria presided over the vast British Empire. She looked out from London, the heart of her empire, with its buildings echoing Imperial Rome. Brussels’ architecture, like London’s, was also designed to show the world the p
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History of God - History of Christianity
This six minute video is a lecture on how the population of he world and the number of different religions have impacted society in the opinion of the speaker. This could be controversial for some.
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1.7 Summary of Section 1 and questions

  • Converging lenses or mirrors cause parallel beams of light to be brought to a focus at the focal point, situated at a distance of one focal length beyond the lens or one focal length in front of the mirror. Diverging lenses or mirrors cause parallel beams of light to diverge as if emanating from the focal point of the lens or mirror. Light paths are reversible, so a converging lens or mirror may also act as a collimator and
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Acknowledgements

The content acknowledged below is Proprietary (see terms and conditions) and is used under licence.

Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this unit:

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San Diego Zoo
Veronica Hill with California Travel Tips.  Nearly three million people a year visit the San Diego Zoo, making it the city's most popular attraction.   Get on your best walking shoes before starting your safari into the zoo's 100-acre jungle of steep hills, canyons and winding trails.  During your trek through the park, you'll pass by beautiful waterfalls, tropical flowers and numerous natural-styled environments.  Approxi
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4.1 Using memories to order narrative

The philosopher John Locke made the assertion that individual identity is inextricably linked to memory – we are only what we remember being. Memory is a central part of how we think of ourselves, and indeed a central strand of what we might know. Memory is not simply a mechanical process. It works in various ways and you will use it in various ways in your writing. If you study A215 Creative writing, the Open University course from which this course was extracted, you will have the
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • work with simple ratios

  • convert between fractions, decimals and percentages

  • explain the meaning of ratio, proportion and percentage

  • find percentages of different quantities

  • calculate percentage increases and decreases.


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