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Position name that often can be seen as having various levels of perceived value.

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Do recruiters care about seniority titles?

A recruiter contacted me for a senior position, but with a maximum salary that is mid-level at best. As far as I can tell, there is no added responsibility coming with the senior title. Now, I want ...
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Accredited degrees, final year projects, course titles, do they really matter? [duplicate]

These are a few questions aimed at employers really and those that sort through CVs. So I guess first thing is does accreditation matter to you? Would you rather take on someone who has an accredited ...
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got a promotion but I am not happy! [closed]

I am a java web developer with 2 years experience in the web development. I got promoted last month to associate engineer but not really happy. currently I'm working on a new and important project ...
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Should one allow his title/salary to be downgraded when moving to a less mastered similar job? [duplicate]

I'm a young (27 yrs old) analyst programmer that has recently been promoted to a senior title and assigned to R&D. [Optional Drama Start] My previous duties were to participate to C#, Winforms ...
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What job title should I use on a resume for my work placement? [duplicate]

I'm a studying in UK and I have taken last year on my sandwich course to work doing a placement. I went through a programme for students to find my placement, which name I won't disclose, but lets ...
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Should I approach my boss about changing my job title since the type of work I do is different now? [closed]

I am an intern at a small company (I do get paid). I got hired as a Client Account Executive and at the start of my internship I was doing what this job title encompasses. However, after about a week ...
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How to remove ambiguity from the meaning of an “executive” title in a corporate context? [closed]

I have seen the word "executive" being used for completely opposite levels of seniority: Someone is a "senior executive" means that one is a director or senior manager at a business. Someone is a ...
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Asking about a salary increase to go along with a title change

I've been told that I will be receiving a title change in a few months which entails a lot more responsibility. The promotion is technically a management level position, while I'm currently not a ...
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Confused over job title in resume for background verification [closed]

I have worked in the software industry for a total of 3 years. During this time, I worked for company 'X' who had a product called 'spark'. My title when I joined this company was "Spark Network ...
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What's a typical title for someone who opens / sets up branch of a company in a new country?

This was a company in its growth stage, so well beyond a start-up, 100+ employees, however I was hired to open the company's new country branch, with multiple responsibilities ranging from hiring, ...
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What is the difference between a software developer, software programmer and software engineer? [closed]

I've been working in the IT sector as an "associate software developer" for the past two years. While applying for new jobs, I've seen job titles like "software developer", "software programmer" and ...
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Job Title / Job Description Mismatch

I took my current job as a senior-level position, but I am also a manager with several subordinates. Much like government (and military) positions, my pay grade (senior) is different from my job ...
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No Job Title or Job Description - Help

I've been at my current job for a little over 7 years with no job title or job description. No one has a description and I've been told they have no idea what they would give me as a title. Updating ...
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Will a job title change in resume affect my career?

As an employer of software industry with 3 years of total IT experience, in which I have worked as: Network Support Engineer in Company 'X' for 1 year 3 months and Software engineer in Company 'Y' ...
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Is it ethical to put a job title representing the work I actually performed instead of my given title on a resume? [duplicate]

I recently received a phone call from the HR department of a company I applied to, who were interested in interviewing me. I was caught off guard however, when the job they wanted to interview me for ...
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The Dipl.-Ing. title outside of Germany [closed]

I am aware that in Germany if you get an equivalent of a British master's degree in engineering you get the title Dipl.-Ing.. I am also aware that in Germany that tends to precede the name, in much ...
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What's the name of the business group within a company that organizes events, trade shows, goodies, etc.? [closed]

As this is something I would like to work in at some point in the future (and have done it a few times on my own initiative), I was wondering what type of roles or business functions (departments or ...
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How do I represent startup experience on my resume? What would be an appropriate title to use? [duplicate]

I am working in a 10 person startup. We will be running the pilot project for our idea over the next few months. I want to write about the work that I did am doing in the startup on my CV and since we ...
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How do I choose an appropriate job title?

Scenario: My company has suggested that I officially take on a new role that mostly I have already been doing, but previously under a generic "other duties" header with a more junior title and pay ...
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Job offer: the new job title sounds unimportant [duplicate]

I'm a software engineer with 10 years of experience and a great resume. During the last few years my job title has been some variations of Senior Software Engineer. I've been looking for a new job ...
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When is it appropriate to sign letters, emails, website bios, etc. with MS (Master of Science)? [duplicate]

Just like the title says, I completed my master's degree in computer science. I work part time in a large corporation, and also as a consultant. I always considered this to be reserved for the PhDs ...
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showing promotions on CV when job titles change

I'm trying to figure out how to list several promotions within a company on my resume. I've found these similar questions: Implications of showing promotions on CV? Hiding promotions on CV because ...
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Difference between “Vice President” and “Director”? [closed]

In general, what's the difference between a "Vice President" and a "Director"? My company is about to have both a "Vice President of Software" and a "Director of Software", which seems a bit bizarre ...
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Being asked to “politely” take a Demotion

I've been working as Director of Software and Chief Software Architect for 2 years with a team of talented developers building a rather complicated piece of code from scratch. We now have 13,000 ...
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Hiding promotions on CV because no real change in responsibilities

My question is similar to another question here. The similarity is in that I had multiple titles within the company, and that I am unsure whether to show the promotions or hide them on my CV, and how ...
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Should titles be included in LinkedIn names? [closed]

Is it advisable to include a title (like PhD or Dr.) in a LinkedIn profile name? Or do recruiters perceive this as pretentious?
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How to label inaccurate job titles on resume

I'm currently employed as a "web developer" for a company. That's what it says on my business card and that was the title on the job ad. The thing is I haven't done ANYTHING that can be considered ...
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Need help with my title [closed]

I'm negotiating a new job and need some advice on titles. I'm normally a senior-level software engineer (about 9 years exp), but this new role will be non-coding. The company doesn't have an ...
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How detailed should one's job title be in various formats?

I'm considering the various references to one's job title or position - paper or electronic resumes and CVs, online resume services such as LinkedIn and Stack Overflow Careers, and social media ...
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How do I limit the scope of my job duties to my domain of expertise? [closed]

I am wondering how professional it is to demand a (change in the existing) work contract that will either limit your exposure to a certain domain of duties that match your professional background or ...
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Implications of showing promotions on CV?

I’m relatively early on in my career, and as such have worked for two companies. A very approximate example of what roles I’ve had is: 2010-2013 Apple Company B 2009-2010 Senior Banana Company ...
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How do automatic résumé readers or online systems score job titles?

My job title doesn't accurately reflect the work I do. I'm thinking about changing it on my résumé; not inflating it at all just making it more accurate. How do one of these automatic readers or an ...
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How should a job with no official title be listed on a resume?

I only ask this because I have run into a situation in where a job definition and title doesn't exist for my possition, and my company refuses to "pidgeon hole" me into a title because they want me to ...
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7answers
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Importance (and flexibility) in Job Title Presented in Job-offer

Situation In a job offer a job title is specified. This may be something which likely appears everywhere - whether company email address books or your email signature or on your resume. From my ...
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Difference between Manager and Director [closed]

Is there a consistent, practical difference between a "Manager" and "Director" in the workplace, when applied to the same department? For example: a Manager of Product Development versus a Director ...
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Should I describe myself by my current position or my desired position?

I currently am a programmer in job title and largely what I do. However, I am applying for UX/UI/ect Design (and front end development) positions. My current skills are important for the positions I'm ...