I've been working with this company for about 2 years now. I've performed well and in my time here I've received multiple, pretty significant raises, but my title has remained the same: "Software Engineer".
I'm planning on leaving the company soon. It's a small company and many of us have gotten fed up with the management style and don't feel optimistic about the future. Now here's the thing: I just found out from my manager that he has worked out a title change for me to "Lead Web Applications Developer." My responsibilities however are not changing. This title is simply a more accurate description of the work I've been doing for a while now.
I'm looking for advice about what to do in terms of my resume. I wont have any new responsibilities or accomplishments to put under the new title. Also, since the change is so recent, I wonder if its more trouble than its worth to even list it, but at the same time I feel that having a listing with "Lead" in the title would help me out.
I was thinking of approaching my boss and asking if, in the paperwork relating to the new title (which hasn't been completed yet), the effective date could be back dated to my most recent raise before this (about 6 months ago) as this point in time would more accurately reflect the time when I became "lead," but I worry that this conversation would show my hand.