“I’m a professional.”
“Think and act professionally.”
“The consummate professional.”
The word “professional” gets thrown around a lot. Many believe it has to do with someone’s title, or experience level. Others consider someone to be more or less professional by the way they dress, or by their work ethic.
But what does this word really mean? And why is this important to know?
Last year, the “Professionalism in the Workplace Study” surveyed HR professionals, undergraduates, and workplace managers. Turns out many components contribute to the total package … and how we are perceived as a job candidate, and on the job.
This infographic from York College of Pennsylvania provides the results of that survey. How do you match up?