Interesting thought experiment on this page--moms agree that they would choose as a babysitter someone they've know for a long, long time over someone with lots of fancy credentials.
What shows trust? Being promoted to greater responsibilities. Singing endorsements on your LinkedIn page. References who are willing to praise you to high heavens in a phone call from a prospective employer.
Knowing how to do the job is important. But an employer's willingness to trust you not to embezzle funds, crack rude jokes to clients, and work as a great member of a team--that's priceless!
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