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
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?