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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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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