We all know that one guy with a slew of post-nominal letters (designatory letters) attached to their name, maybe even longer than their name. you know these people – John Doe, followed by ten designations. It could make you wonder what the purpose of your professional designations after your name really is, and if there is a common etiquette.
This article is written to particularly deal with that.
The first thing to say about this is that adding your professional designations after your name is beneficial for a number of reasons. You can easily demonstrate your expertise in the relevant industry, if properly used. You can also show your dedication to educating yourself.
However, just like any good thing, there is fair use. There are also proper orders of using them. For example, in the U.S., your professional designations are only one of the many other post-nominal letters that you can have attached to your name, depending on the situation.