Please help me to explain the meaning of "Professional Designations"


#1

Can some one please help me to explain what is Professional Destination on an Application . Can you give examples. Thank you very much!


#2

It seems to be an odd way of talking about your professional goals or career goals. I wouldn’t use this term. Where did you read it?


#3

I agree it does sound odd. From my experience both as interviewee and interviewer, I am familiar with a question like - How do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?


#4

Thank you, Torsten and Alan. I am doing an application, and Professional Destination is one of requests to fill in.

Hello Alan, Is Professional Destination is what work I did in the past?

Can I answer like this:
Teacher/Researcher/Former head of the Department at a University/ Manager

Now I am working as a manager at a company.

Thank you!


#5

Dear Torsten and Alan,

Here is the Application where I read Professional Designations (Sorry I made a mistake before, designations, not destination).

First Name:
Last Name:
Professional Designations:
Title:
Organisation (if applicable):
Address:
Telephone:
Email:
Later, the application also requests to fill in about Statement of research interest and Biography.


#6

Hello Alan,

Is Profesional Designations what I did or what professional certifications I have had so far?

Thank you


#7

Yes, your professional designations are your certifications.


#8

Thank you, Torsten!
Please kindly tell me if I can name certifications of workshops, courses or only certification I earned after graduating the university like BA certification and PhD certification?

Best, Hoa


#9

A professional designation can be any certification you obtained from an institution or organization. It doesn’t necessarily have to be an academic degree such as a BA or MBA.


#10

Now that we know it should be ‘designations’, that’s better but I still find it a strange expression to use on an application form… I would simply state - Professional qualifications.


#11

Thank you so much for your help!

Wish you all the best!


#12

You are welcome, we hope you keep on posting your questions. :+1: