DefinitionThe main criteria for professionalism includes the following:
Expert and specialized knowledge in field which one is practising professionally.
Excellent manual/practical and literary skills in relation to profession.
High quality work in (examples): creations, products, services, presentations, consultancy, primary/other research, administrative, marketing, photography or other work endeavours.
A high standard of professional ethics, behaviour and work activities while carrying out one's profession (as an employee, self-employed person, career, enterprise, business, company, or partnership/associate/colleague, etc.). The professional owes a higher duty to a client, often a privilege of confidentiality, as well as a duty not to abandon a genuine client just because he or she may not be able to pay or remunerate the professional. Often the professional is required to put the interest of the client ahead of his own interests.
Reasonable work morale and motivation. Having interest and desire to do a job well as holding positive attitude towards the profession are important elements in attaining a high level of professionalism.
Appropriate treatment of relationships with colleagues. Consideration should be shown to elderly, junior or inexperienced colleagues, as well as those with special needs. An example must be set to perpetuate the attitude of one's business without doing it harm.
A professional is an expert who is a master in a specific type of profession.
Meet other professionals, business owners, freelancers, salespeople, and networkers. Attend seminars, networking events and talk shows. Drink some wine and enjoy some cheese. Meet great people with interesting and varied backgrounds and take your profession or business to the next level.