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credentials

noun [plural]
 
 
/krɪˈdenʃəlz/ HR
abilities and experience that make someone suitable for a particular job or activity: business/educational/professional credentials He is keen for people to know his business credentials.excellent/impeccable/impressive credentials She possesses impressive credentials and practical experience in both state and federal court.
something such as a document that proves who someone is, what organization they represent, or what their qualifications are: diplomatic/press credentials Press credentials will be required to attend Wednesday's news conference. Before giving you the job, they will check your credentials.
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