Resume Question: What is your title if….

Home Forums PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Resume Question: What is your title if….

This topic contains 6 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  NicoleChapman 3 weeks, 1 day ago.

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #166182

    Mandy
    Participant

    if….you’ve worked within the capacity of a PM for at least a good year now but have never been given the title of PM and don’t get paid like a PM.  What would you put as your title at that company?  Would you just call yourself a designer and list your scope of work (which would basically be everything a PM does) under that and call it a day?

    #166187

    Rob Halpern
    Participant

    There are many ways to arrange a resume. Listing by firm/title is one. Another is to list (and expand on) roles/functions/skills. Prepare a resume that does the best job of presenting your skills

    #166186

    Mandy
    Participant

    Thanks for the pointers.  How much do these titles count anyways?  My title, if anything, would be landscape designer, but as a designer I have managed projects.  My office doesn’t really give out titles, at least not for me, so if a hiring manager looks at my resume and see landscape designer instead of PM or associate or whatever, would he/she be less impressed even though I have done work that a PM would do?

    #166185

    You could probably add a description of your duties under the title and point out that you did project management as a part of being a landscape designer. If (should I says “when”?))) you get to the interview you surely will be asked to speak about your role in the firm and you’ll be able to get to the details.

    #166184

    mark foster
    Participant

    Job title is what your boss calls you (and pays for)–not what you do or call yourself.  While there are a lot of ways to legitimately “slant” a resume,  I would be very careful with titles.

    Your former employer makes a distinction between the two positions, because landscape designer is paid less than a project manager. If you list your title as PM and it is found out not to be true, it will perceived as a pretty big lie.  

    I suggest you  turn it into a verb:  “managed projects”, “acted as project manager” etc.   You should write a resume as if your old boss and your new boss will be talking with each other before you are hired (because they probably will).

     

     

    #166183

    Mandy
    Participant

    Ah yes, of course, cause everyone knows everyone…just love updating my resume, reaffirms the fact that I am indeed overworked and underpaid, but who isn’t???  On top of that I don’t even get a cool title, what’s up with that?(My rant for the day).  Thanks for the advice and Happy Holidays everyone!

    #3555134

    NicoleChapman
    Participant

    No one will try to understand what you actually did and what it was called. But if this is really important, just look at the documentation from your previous job and you will find the wording of the title of your position there. And as someone already said, your skills and your portfolio will be much more important for the employer. But if the resume will greatly influence the opinion of an HR specialist, I would advise you to work with resumego so you don’t worry about it and get the perfect resume.

Viewing 7 posts - 1 through 7 (of 7 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Lost Password

Register