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qualification

noun
 
 
/ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ HR
[C] an official record showing that you have successfully finished a course of training or study, have the skills necessary to do something, etc.: Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.gain/get/obtain a qualification Graduates are encouraged to gain professional qualifications.teaching/coaching/surveying qualifications Do you have any teaching qualifications? formal/academic/vocational qualificationsa qualification in sth A degree or equivalent qualification in tourism is desirable. I wasn't very good at school and left at 15 with no qualifications. Knowledge and character rather than paper qualifications are important in a successful manager.
[C] an ability, characteristic, or experience that makes you suitable for a particular job or activity: He listed his experience of project management as a qualification for the job. She has all the right qualifications for this difficult assignment.qualification to do sth Eternal optimism is the qualification you need above all to be a technology fund manager.
→  See also bona fide occupational qualification
(Definition of qualification from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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