*** I don’t want to start every blog like this, but to CMA— these words and opinions in this blog are solely mine and do not reflect that of any named parties.*** ugh
Moving jobs in a feat in its own… moving jobs and not knowing what your title is… well its strange. I mean I know what it do, and I love it, but I was never clear on what my “title” is.
Does it matter?
It really doesn’t matter. It does matter what I do, but it doesn’t matter what they call me.
Let me back up. I have been a little obsessed with my title since I entered the work place… maybe that’s because I have strived to climb to the top (CMO anyone??? ;)… maybe its because I have a very traditional family. I don’t know, but I was concerend.
Please notice my use of past tense…was
I am no longer concerned. I have hit a point where I just want to be good at what I do.
Take startups for example: I have seen everything from : Chief Ninja, to Social Guy, to Cook for Smart People, to Monkey Wrangler.
At my new company I noticed that the receptionist is the Director of First Impressions. WOW! She really is! And its great!
What not to do:
When I’m browsing LinkedIn and see that some people are “CEO of (Their Name) Industries” yeah… there is only one of you… I guess I am CEO of Ryanhandinc (ok- really I am!).
Go ahead and make yourself a better title. For example if you sell custom shoes… Chief Shoe Designer, or Shoe Monger, or Maker of de Shoes. If you are a cookie baker: Leading Cookie Cook, Lady of the Cookie, Chief Dough Roller. If you paint fences: Painter of all things Primed, Price of Paint, Chief Painting Gibbon… you get the point.
What you do is going to supersede what your title is.
With all this said I need a title.
“Recruitment Marketing Manager” or “Manager of Recruitment Marketing” doesn’t seem to do the trick…
What about “Recruitment Marketing Guy”???
I don’t know. Help me 🙂