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

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Would changing my job title on my resume make me fail my background check for a bank?

I would like to change my job title on my resume from something like "Business Analyst" to "Product Manager" (sorry cannot give exact details). All other details are correct - Name of organisation, ...
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Adjust title on resume based on actual job performed? [duplicate]

With my most recent job, I been hired as Senior Electrical Engineer - either due to mistake of an employer or some contract related issues (as I been told). However, for last 2 years, I have been ...
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Job title for employee between junior and middleweight in full stack developer role [closed]

Our Junior Full Stack Developer has began enquires for a promotion. I'm not sure if they're ready for the full title just yet (simply dropping the Junior portion). I like this to be a goal to strives ...
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How to choose a job title when I was the only developer working on a project? [duplicate]

So a while ago I worked on a mobile game where I was the only programmer/developer. I'm confused as to how to name my position - officially, my title was "Lead mobile games developer", since the ...
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Competitive co-worker changed their job title

I work for a small holdings company. I am one of two people competing for work building websites. My co-worker's job title - according to the company - is Senior Web Designer. My job title is Web ...
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Asked to interview for different position from application

I applied to a company for a job as Configuration Manager. Today I received a call for an interview for an Assistant Software Engineer. Now I am very confused! How do I know which job the interview is ...
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Job Title for a person who writes tests and manages source code? [duplicate]

I run a small startup team and we are about to hire a person who would hopefully take care of testing (writes and executes) and manage our git source code (like a project manager). What do you think ...
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Can a job title be changed without the employee being informed about it? [closed]

In a casual conversation, my colleague told me that she was upset that her job title was changed without her knowing about it. Apparently in a meeting in which she wasn't in, her boss had informed her ...
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Getting an interview invitation for an internship instead of the job

I got an email invitation for an interview, but as I recall, I applied for an actual job, not an internship. I wouldn't mind an internship though since I'm also looking for a junior position. Should I ...
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I clarified with my manager in a one-on-one what my title was and it still hasn't been changed in the system, is it appropriate for me to call it out?

I have been the same title at my company for a few years now (at least 3 years). Our company has moved to a leveling system for software engineers and my title was evaluated to be at level 2. While ...
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How should I list a Job title that infers professional credentials I do not have

In Ontario, and all other Canadian provinces, the title "Engineer" is protected by law and any non-licensed individual or company using the title is committing a legal offense, and can get fined. ...
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Which Job title to use in CV?

I have a question to all of you experienced professionals. I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Information Systems/Data Science in Germany. Next year I plan on moving to the USA and applying for ...
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Addressing people in an email without using a title

My question is that sometimes if I am unsure of a person's specific title, is it rude to use Mr. or Ms. if they do indeed have a doctorate? I often try to just address them as Dear John Doe, until I ...
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People hired as senior but actually junior, how to help them?

Short version: We hired two developers thinking they were senior but are actually junior, how can we help them to improve without hurting their feelings? Long version: My company is having problem ...
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Explaining recent title change on resume

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 ...
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Is it appropriate to ask to change my title?

I'm in this project where I came in initially to provide consultative advice about a certain technology domain that I was knowledgeable in in my organisation. So as the project progressed, I ended up ...
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Offered position “X”, yet I am qualified for position “X+1”

I have recently spoken with a recruiter from a well-established accounting/consulting firm about exploring potential opportunities with that firm. The conversation was standard - my background, ...
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Asking to change my title from intern

I am currently a paid interned doing software development and prototyping. This is my third year doing this. My first year I had a mentor, however he is no longer with the company. Since then I have ...
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Best way to phrase a 'side project'

I have previously worked as a company director for a now liquidated business. In addition to the above company's main objective - property development, I had a side 'money earner' of advertising ...
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Job title for someone who inherited a business [closed]

What job title is appropriate on a resume or on LinkedIn for a person who has inherited a family business, completely owns it, and handles more or less all the day to day operations for it? Owner is ...
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Employer Added Additional Job Responsibilities after I Accepted [closed]

I recently accepted an offer for a senior leader position from a Fortune 500 company. After much deliberation I decided to accept the offer. A few days later I gave my employer at that time 2 weeks ...
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Stop doing tasks outside of my Job Title [duplicate]

I've joined a company as First Line Support Engineer (IT), 3 years ago. As the title suggests I am there as the first line of support, fixing minor issues etc. Fast forward 3 years later, I am ...
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Meaning of “Senior” in software job titles

Are there any commonly accepted criteria of what a candidate needs to be considered for a software developement role carrying the "Senior" tag? Is it just a matter of experience or are there ...
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What is a job title that conveys the duties of an Agile product team's manager (of people)? [closed]

What is a job title that conveys the duties of the manager of a product team that is striving to be Agile, that is meaningful in the broader market and would convey that person's value both outside ...
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Title change when presented with an offer

I recently interviewed with a company who offered me a role with a title of "Java Developer", when all previous correspondence titled the role as "Full Stack Developer". The careers page titled the ...
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Can I call myself a “process engineer” if I don't have an engineering degree? [closed]

Will keep this short and simple. Someone recently referred to me as a "process engineer". I am a Lean-Six Sigma Black Belt and, to be honest, basically am a process engineer. I am fully qualified ...
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Recruited as a director, but I won't be a director straight away, was I misled? [closed]

Bit of a tricky one, but I am in the midst of a move from a prestigious outfit in my field to a bit more of a niche outfit (promise of better work/life balance, and the pay is still good). One of the ...
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Negotiate raise using company title or functional role salary stats?

I am approaching my first performance review and looking for advice on how to negotiate for a raise. Exploring sites such as Glassdoor, Paysa, Payscale, etc. have informed me that my base salary ...
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How much do job titles matter to potential employers? [duplicate]

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 ...
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“Lead developer”, “senior developer”, “fullstack developer”: do they still mean anything nowadays? [closed]

I've met developers considering themselves as "lead" after an experience in a 2-developer team (or even less). I've met developers considering themselves as "senior" after only few months working on ...
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LinkedIn Help: How do I explain my current job title (based on sexual harassment)? [duplicate]

I recently experienced some sexual harassment at work and then was subsequently let go from the company. There are legal proceedings in place. I am not ready to go back to work yet and am not sure ...
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How important is job title/description when accepting an offer? [duplicate]

I am currently considering taking a position with a healthcare company. My background/degree is in Computer Science. The job responsibilities have been described to me clearly and multiple times as '...
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What's in a Title - Senior Executive Assistant to Executive Assistant [duplicate]

I am a "senior executive assistant" to the president of a regional office of a large company (10,000 employees - our office has 80 employees). He is not the CEO, and there are regional managers ...
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Position I applied for is different once I started. What do I put on my resume? [duplicate]

I applied for a position that was posted on the company website, interviewed and got the job offer. Once I started, I noticed under the companies directory that there's a different role under my name. ...
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Can I write Java/.Net/JavaScript/NodeJS developer job title as Software Developer? [duplicate]

When I am applying for a new job, I often see some position's job title as Java or .Net or JavaScript or NodeJS developer. If I am hired as one of above titles, can I write job title as Software ...
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Job title holding me back? [duplicate]

I have a Master's Degree in EE from a decent university, and have worked in a couple startups through out my career, this is my second job and I have 5+ years of total relevant work experience. I have ...
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My boss moved me to a new role. Am I legally entitled to a title/salary review? [closed]

I'm an engineer but I know a lot of programming and software. I have an engineering title and used to work under an engineering manager. About 4 months ago, my manager's manager came to me and told me ...
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Software Engineer & Product Management Role [closed]

What would be a reasonable job title for someone who spends 70% of their time software engineering and the other 30% doing product management?
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What Job Title Suits What I Do At Work? [closed]

I'm in this job in a small company and my job title is just "Assistant" However, the person I was assisting has left for over half a year already, and I've been doing more than just assisting. I do ...
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What would I call the work I did? [closed]

I am a CPA with a background in development. I’ve gone into companies and performed analysis and then automated/developed some pretty complex issues. I’ve done the analytical and development work ...
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Job title mistake (a word missing) on my resume. Does it affect my background check?

Can anyone give me some opinions? I am now a trainee in an information security department of a company. Also, I had been a data analyst trainee in another company. Thus, when I was making my resume ...
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Job title changed to Lead xxx. Should I create a new job position on LinkedIn

I have for a long time already had influence outside my work team. My title was now changed from xxx to Lead xxx to better reflect the scope of my work and give a little more authority in the customer ...
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Software Engineer and CyberSecurity expert simple and effective position title suggestion [duplicate]

I am a Lead Software Application Engineer and now I am being asked to take care of the cyber security department as well, for which I recently did a cyber security expert certification. I am trying ...
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New Job — Help Defining Title? [duplicate]

I have recently been hired at a retain search firm that is a startup, and the proposed title at the initial interview was "office manager." This feels like a huge step backward for me, and it also ...
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Not sure what my job title is [closed]

I'm not sure if my job title exists. My duties have been defined along the way. My employer has defined my job as "Marketing Research", but knowing what Marketing Research is, and its job ...
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What's the difference between Associate and other titles? [duplicate]

I'm looking at positions for myself, and as an analyst there's a large number of different positions with varying titles. I can usually rule out data engineer and scientist, as well as database admin,...
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Common Job Titles [duplicate]

I work for a very large multinational manufactuting company in a commercial role. My employer uses non-standard job titles for my role and I'm wondering if using the "industry standard" title ...
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Does it make sense to have an Assistant Manager with no Manager? [closed]

I have recently interviewed at a company for an Assistant Manager position. It is my understanding that I would be managing a group of employees in a single department at Facility A to do a number of ...
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Differences between “Developer I”, “Developer III” and similar numbered role names [closed]

Sometimes when browsing IT job ads I come across an ad looking for an "...administrator 1" or for a "...developer III". Is there any kind of standard on the relative positioning between this kind of ...
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I feel a little pretentious about adding the job title of CTO of my cofounded startup. Should I add it?

I joined a couple of batchmates as a cofounder for a startup. We ran out of funds within a year and I would now start looking for a job. I have a total industry experience of a year and a half (not ...