I'm deciding on whether to take a job I was recently offered. I'm going from an engineering title to a representative title.

I like the company, pay seems good and I liked the people there. In the event that I do leave the company, how much does my title matter to potential employers? Will they see my job title from "engineer" to "representative" as a negative?

  • Usually Job titles matter few, as they are mostly company specific. What company A calls junior dev may be senior on others, etc. They will mostly see your experience and what you've done rather than the name of your job position. – DarkCygnus Oct 30 '17 at 16:02
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    What is a "representative"? – cdkMoose Oct 30 '17 at 16:08
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    Relevant: How to label inaccurate job titles on resume – Dukeling Oct 30 '17 at 16:10
  • Usually some see the "representative" title and assume it's a call-center type of job. That's my fear – Noah Oct 30 '17 at 16:21
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    I don't think I'll worry about the title as much than. The company is a fortune 500 company so I plan to stay with them for as long as possible. After being laid-off and being unemployed for couple of months, desperation sets in lol.Thank you all for your advice. – Noah Oct 30 '17 at 18:54

As long as you're not misrepresenting the job title or the skills/responsibilities that you're doing, you should be ok.

However, if you're implying that you're doing something completely different (or letting the reader make that implication), then it's a bad thing (obviously).

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