What makes a professional?

There isn’t a universally agreed definition of what ‘being professional’ really means. 

That’s probably because the mix of traits that express professionalism varies depending on where you live in the world, your generation, even the industry you work in. Personally, I think it’s a much bigger deal than your technical capabilities or how you present yourself. For me, being a professional is the sum of your knowledge, skills and values. 

Our values speak volumes about how we work, our approach to our responsibilities and managing relationships – much more than qualifications or job titles could ...

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