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

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Company changed everyone's titles to weird obscure names

I'm a QCV Editor. That doesn't stand for anything, it's just my initials. It's my new title at my company, sent out this week in an email about addressing the high turnover problem. Every software ...
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What is the difference between an acting and interim director?

I work for a "small" institute of the US government which is maybe five steps below a top level US agency (e.g., US department of agriculture, commence, defense, ...). Our director is leaving at the ...
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Mistake in Job Title - Pre-Employment Background Check

I made a mistake in terms of the job title in one of my internship experiences. I put down the credit analyst intern initially since I was working in the credit department in a bank. But after ...
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Job title and duties [duplicate]

My job is a central planner/analyst however my job has become a Transport Planning Manager. I control software upgrades, I train staff, I've wrote processes, I often work out of hours, have been ...
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Job title when sole member of own company

I recently started a company, and as the only member, I am not sure what title to give myself. While it feels silly to spend time on something so trivial, I have a few concerns: Ideally, I want to ...
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Is it reasonable to negotiate adding “senior” to a job title?

I have an offer for a Ph.D.-level research job from a top company. The compensation package is attractive, but I'm thinking about whether I should negotiate the job title. From my research, roles ...
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What's the difference between a Team Lead and a Director?

As I reflect on my preparedness levels for a Team Lead role I'm interviewing for, I'm realizing I might be conflating Team Lead with Director. The Team Lead role I'm interviewing for would have a ...
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What will be the job title for PhD student

I am doing full time PhD and receive scholarship from university. I want to add that as a work experience. What job title will be appreciate for making resume for industry job?
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What is the official title for a software automation engineer? [closed]

We are looking to add a position for a software automation engineer. The automation is mainly automated internal processes such as manual daily database jobs, and helping our tech support department ...
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Common names for Head of IT [duplicate]

Rephrased again to meet criteria of generalized question that aren't to specific. Taking out my personal situation. How can a job title in IT management get accross, that the person in charge covers ...
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How do I represent a senior position at a company without discrete job titles?

Every software engineer* at the company that I work at has the job title "Software Engineer". We do have numerical engineering levels, but they are private to the engineer and to managers. Sharing ...
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How should I deal with my Lead Dev

I'm currently working in a company as a frontend developer. I should also mention that I'm not a regular employee as I'm half of the time at school in a process called alternance (I do not know if ...
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Colleagues with less experience being promoted ahead

My (previous) colleague feels as though she has been passed up for multiple promotions. Her junior colleagues are being promoted, but she is not. What advice or guidance can I offer her? First thing ...
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What does it mean to be promoted to Associate? [closed]

Our company is a mid-size engineering firm. Two of my colleagues were recently promoted to Associates of the company today and I'm pretty pleased with it as I know at least one of them was long ...
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What are the job titles for people, managing internal startups departments? [closed]

Many big corporations have internal innovation departments, startup departments etc. Basically, that's the place, where they create internal startups. It also could be intracorporate venture fund, ...
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How to handle job title ladder changes on resume

The company I work for has changed titles and added an additional step in the ladder and I'm not sure how to appropriately reflect it on my resume. Previous Associate Engineer Intermediate Engineer ...
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What is the difference between a Board's Committee and a Management Team with similar responsibilities?

I have come across many resources that suggest a Board of Directors may benefit from being made up of committees, such as: Remunerations Committee; Audit Committee; Marketing Committee; Budgetary ...
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Recieving new offer but no matching title and salary

Three years ago I started as a helpdesk employee. (salary scale A) At my company we currently have 4 helpdesk employees and 3 application managers. I received good/excellent reviews 3 years in a row ...
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Manager suggests I assume new role in company, should I be worried?

Some background information, I've been at this company for a little over a year. When I first started at this company I was brought on as a full stack developer, since my first day we were looking ...
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How do I describe an unofficial role on my resume and LinkedIn?

I'm a web developer. At my company my niche is SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and, by extension, site speed. The position is sort of half-official, as it is understood and agreed upon by my ...
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Interviewed for a senior position but offered a mid level role [closed]

I had a face to face interview in a company in the UK for a 'Senior Data engineer' position. The interview consisted of a technical Q&A with Tech lead & a data engineer. This happened after ...
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What is the best job title for me? [duplicate]

I don't know what the most suitable job title would be for myself. I'm the one hiring people for my team. I do programming of hardware devices to make it .dll and continue innovations so that the ...
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Interviewed for the wrong role

I recently saw two job postings from the same company on LinkedIn - one for a "Senior Data Engineer" and one for a "Senior Data Scientist." They had very different job descriptions, and I applied for ...
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What should my job title be, based on what I do? [duplicate]

I have been working at an adult education and literacy nonprofit for almost four years now and in that time my job title has been 'Nonprofit Assitant" and I am not sure if that fits what my job ...
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Dilemma about which position title to put in resume [duplicate]

I applied for the position of Head Teacher in an ESL school (my current workplace). However, up to now I deal with admin work and creating learning materials. It's a long story. Anyway, I’m about to ...
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Asking for a lower title in new job offer negotiation

Context Recently I was interviewed for a senior software developer's position which went well. Now I have been offered a Software Architect position and I don't feel quite ready yet. I can imagine ...
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Should I be earning a new job title or a raise for training an intern?

Background I work as a full-time mid-level web developer for a company that makes significant income. I currently make ~70-80k which is pretty middle of the line for my location. The owner of the ...
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How to describe a job on linkedin without overinflating and underselling it?

I come across so many LinkedIn job titles and job descriptions that make me roll my eyes or which I think aren't even true that I'm wondering what I should put there myself. My position (the ...
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What should my job title be? [duplicate]

I'm in a weird situation. 3 years ago I made promotion at my current employer. My job title on my contract is Project Manager. Meanwhile my tasks changed depending since my qualities are on a ...
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Paid level one salary, held accountable for level three performance

I was hired by a company, I'm a programmer, and they brought me in under the title of Engineer. Historically, I've been called a developer, and I tend to consider myself a developer. While at my ...
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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 ...