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by which i mean, by being employed in such way, and being 22 years of age, am i a "young professional"?
i was thinking about logging into http://www.mysinglefriend.com/ tonight
but actually its for http://www.camelotproperty.com/home.php/b/gbr-en/content/90/122/
mysinglefriend.com but didn't pay for the 'full service' where you can read any mess . . . this deserves it's own thread (maybe)
I always thought "professional" meant a more specific/specialist career like lawyer or doctor or something.
Young unprofessional ftw!
im guessing no
A professional is a worker required to possess a large body of knowledge derived from extensive academic study (usually tertiary), with the training almost always formalized.
Professions are at least to a degree self-regulating, in that they control the training and evaluation processes that admit new persons to the field, and in judging whether the work done by their members is up to standard. This differs from other kinds of work where regulation (if considered necessary) is imposed by the state, and official quality standards are often lacking. Professions have some historical links to Guilds in this regard.
Professionals usually have autonomy in the workplace - they are expected to utilize their independent judgement and professional ethics in carrying out their responsibilities. This holds true even if they are employees instead of working on their own. Typically a professional provides a service in exchange for payment, in accordance with established protocols for licensing, ethics, procedures, standards of service and training / certification.
In narrow usage, not all expertise is considered a profession. Although sometimes referred to as professions, such occupations as skilled construction work are more generally thought of as trades or crafts. The completion of an apprenticeship is generally associated with skilled labor or trades such as carpenter, electrician, plumber, and other similar occupations. A related (though not always valid) distinction would be that a professional does mainly mental or administrative work, as opposed to engaging in physical/menial work.
liek, i have a degree, even if its not really relevant to my job (it was english, i write a lot of emails?) but it is "mental or administrative"
unless it is a specific career path and you are currently training for something (a profession).
i.e. accountancy, solicitor, doctor, engineer etc etc.
most people could do it, with little training etc. Unlike being a surgeon or something.
but it's not recognised as one of the old Proffesions (such as the ones I named above plus things like architect, priest, diplomat.
I've just made this up, but my rule is, if you can be a Professor of something then it is a Profession (capital P).
if you take the word profession back to it's middle ages origin then it means to avow yourself to a cause - at that time usually a religious order but a couple of hundred years later to a 'trade' or its associated guild
alcxxk - you have to ask yourself whether you have entered into and given yourself up to this calling. If the answer is yes then you can call yourself a young professional
yes they/you are professional(s)
But it says you have to be mature and reliable. Sorry dude.
then yes. I'm 100% certain on this having checked in the past myself.
then you definitely count as one.
But as a professional... I think this should not be the case.