Many people believe that the more creative a job title is within a resume the more emphasis will be placed on the application. This is not true in all actuality. Fancy and imposing titles are off little relevance if you are ill equipped to perform the job to which you have been hired.
A wise man once told me that only an idiot gets hired to a level beyond his/her own competency.
Unfortunately this is true…. So many people fall into the trap of over-emphasising their previous job titles are hired into positions that are just to complex or progressive for them.
While we do not ask you to hide your light under a bushel, we do recommend that you stick to the facts and be conscious that one role in one company may not necessarily be the same elsewhere. Take different levels of experience into account, i.e. is it a Manager I position or a Manager II position you are looking for. We often explain to candidates the merits of working up versus looking back in horror when one realises that the position they have secured is beyond their capabilities.
Be very clear in your objective about the type of role you are looking for and ensure that your experience is adequate in terms of the requirements for success.
Your job title should be reflective of the position you now assume where your objective can state the position for which you are now seeking:
- Manager I, Cardiology Operations Division
- Senior Finance Executive
- Operations Director
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