Your Pit Stop Guide to Professional Credibility
What exactly is Professional Credibility?
The Oxford dictionary defines credibility as:
The quality of being trusted and believed in.
The quality of being convincing or believable.
It also defines Professionalism as:
The competence or skill expected of a professional
Putting the two together, Professional Credibility is basically the feeling of trust and competence that you inspire in others.
Why Credibility is so important
Credibility is key to your workplace survival, success and progression. Credibility is what draws people to work with you and managers to trust you with important tasks. Credibility is what makes you the “go to” person and lands you with a good reputation. And credibility is what robustly platforms so many other professional skills, such as influencing and persuasion.