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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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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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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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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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Best way to display added responsibilities in same company on resume

I've been working for a small company for 1.5 years as a Software Developer. Recently the Technical Writer was let go and I was asked to take on his responsibilities on top of my current duties. Being ...
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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 ...
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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 A ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Associate Software Engineer -- what does "associate" mean? [closed]

I received an offer for a "Senior Associate Software Engineer" role. What does 'associate' mean here? Some web pages (such as this question on programmers.se.com) suggest that it means 'junior' or '...
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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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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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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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Is there a significant difference in the titles "Vice President" and "Director"?

I work for a privately held company with a single Owner/President. Up until two years ago there was a single VP (Vice President). Then that role was split into three VP positions. One of those VPs ...
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Is there a job title for someone that sets up a company's development infrastructure?

I joined a start-up recently as their first software developer. They want to build a mobile app in-house, but they have no infrastructure for development. - I wasn't told that before joining. They ...
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showing promotions on CV when job titles change [duplicate]

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 no ...
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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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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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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 would be an appropriate job title, based on the work I do?

I'm having a bit of a problem with describing my job position. I need to name my position due to several reasons, but i find it very hard to define it. It's a small company, so i fit into multiple ...
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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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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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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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Which job title to use? [closed]

I currently work at a large company and because of major re-org few months ago I have 3 different job title: Job Offer: X Consultant From Official HR Record: Consultant, X From Org. Chart: X Analyst ...
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How much do job titles matter to potential employers?

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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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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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, ...