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Use job title or job role for resume/application? [#permalink] New post 17 Aug 2010, 17:48
I'm curious, for your resume and application do you provide your job title or your job role ? Title would be the title that HR uses to keep track of payscale, promotion levels etc and job role would be what your main role is/was at that job?

Some job titles seem not to be descriptive and are not standard or comparable from company to company. One company may go from associate -> analyst -> manager. While another can go from analyst -> analyst II -> associate --> senior associate IV --> senior manager master of the universe 8-) etc. The first company associate is lower while the second associate is higher.

Whereas your specific role may be more descriptive. e.g Information Security Specialist, Software Engineer, Quality Assurance Analyst.

Currently I have listed in my resume IT Consultant, though that's probably still very generic however the accomplishments tell you what the role really is. What do you put for your application? The same? different?
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Re: Use job title or job role for resume/application? [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2010, 02:38
I wouldn't worry too much about the role/title on your resume, what matters more is what you did in the role. Generally though, you'd want to choose between whichever of the role/title is more descriptive of what you did. If "analyst 1" is just a pay grade and you were a quality control specialist, then use that. That said, adcoms are pretty familiar with the system the larger banks and consultant firms use so they'd know if one firm's Associate is equivalent to another firm's Consultant.
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Re: Use job title or job role for resume/application? [#permalink] New post 21 Nov 2011, 22:00
Titles are highly recommended in a resume sample, as it gives the complete idea about candidate that for which post he is perfect to fit. At most of time in header below the name we put address, I have experienced when job search engine crawls our resume it consider it as our title, resulting we often don't get any interview call.
Re: Use job title or job role for resume/application?   [#permalink] 21 Nov 2011, 22:00
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