The movement towards unorthodox job titles continues.
We’ve all seen them before: more and more weird and wonderful job titles are cropping up in online profiles, CVs and business cards.
For many, it’s a way of casting away conventional titles and helping them to broadcast their individuality; for others, it raises a red flag that you should stay away from them.
The top ten strangest job titles on LinkedIn:
- Digital Overlord
- Creator of Happiness
- Retail Jedi
- Wizard of Light Bulb Moments
- Dream Alchemist
- Chief Chatter
- Change Magician
- Accounting Ninja
- Chief Biscuit Dunker
- Direct Mail Demi-God
“It’s a trend that is almost certainly linked with the explosion of social media,” says Stephen Riley, director at IntaPeople, which compiled the list. “Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have shown that there is real value in bringing more personality to business, and creative job titles offer individuals another way of doing this.”
With companies increasingly using sites such as LinkedIn to research prospective employees and suppliers, Riley warns that having an unorthodox job title can be a risky tactic:
“If it seems like you are not taking your job seriously enough, you could well miss out on some great business opportunities. Calling yourself a ‘Wizard’ or a ‘Jedi’ could be just a step too far for some.”
Tell us in the comments below what the strangest job title you’ve ever encountered is.
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