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What is a Profession? 

A profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested objective counsel and service to others, for direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from the expectation of another business gain. The goal of the profession is to provide people with objective, unbiased advice and assistance in exchange for a clear, direct payment, entirely unrelated to the expectation of additional financial benefit. A profession is a vocation built on specialized educational preparation. Examples: Doctors, Lawyers, Professors, Accountants, and Engineers. 

Builds upon professional education undertaken as a vocational activity. For example, by getting an education through any major such as Medicine, Law Commerce, etc, they reach a future career. All of them work to provide maximum professional support and professional advice to men without any expectations about monetary benefits etc. There we see that an industry or a trade cannot be called a professional activity. When we look at today's society, we see that most jobs differ from job to job. Most jobs vary by education, rank, power, and financial status. The different professionals differ from professional to professional. Some professionals get the frame and public respect and some don't have that frame and respect.  

Being a professional 

There we can explain about professional some typical definitions- 

A skilled occupation, within an organized framework, having an accepted body of knowledge, structured training, requiring maintenance of skills, guided by a code of conduct” 

“A vocation or calling, especially of a learned or scientific or artistic kind”    

“An employment requiring some degree of higher learning… a calling” 



How do we demonstrate professionalism? 

  • Competence: Ability to do the job, skills, knowledge, and qualifications. 

  • Personal integrity: How to act – Honesty, Loyalty 

  • Responsibility 

  • Accountability 

  • Public duty: Not for own interests. A sense of what is right. 

During the period of our working life, we come across many jobs. Each of the people involved in that job needs a variety of skills and abilities to a varying degree. Although it requires many different skills from job to job, those skills vary from person to person. Regardless of the job or industry one is doing, there are times when it is similar to one another. Professionalism is not doing a job or job for the sake of doing it, but for that purpose, doing one's service properly with responsibility, honesty, dedication, ethics, and facing a problem bravely and with confidence. All those skills come together to make anyone professional. We can call it professionalism. 

A Professional 

What is Professional: 

Often use the word "Professional" means Someone who does a “good job” or someone experienced and reliable ('a good pro') in sport, a 'professional' is someone who gets paid to use his/her skills. A member of a governing body that directs the behavior of its members. The governing body must set adequate standards in education and conditions of entry. Training and education are ongoing throughout the member's professional life. The governing body must set ethical rules and professional standards. The rule and standards enforced by the governing body should be designed for the benefit of the public. The governing body must take disciplinary action, if necessary. The governing body must encourage fair and open competition. A professional must give leadership to the public it serves. 

An example considers a doctor:  

  • An expert. 

  • Will do a good job, and will good a job, and will give us impartial advice. 

  • Gets paid for the application of their knowledge 

 We all have a general understanding of what it means to be a ‘professional’ 

Although a professional has a broad range of experience, none of it compares to the depth of the experts in his more specialized sector. Despite his extraordinary technical skills, he excels at interacting with people. An expert is someone who possesses considerable knowledge in a certain field. They typically have advanced degrees or a wealth of industry knowledge. A professional is someone who performs a job function and follows the (written and unwritten) rules of business etiquette. 

Even if someone who maintains calm when receiving feedback on their work may be referred to as professional, if they are unskilled, they are still not expecting. This, even if someone is an exceptional beekeeper and doesn't make a living from it, they are still an amateur and not professional   

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