re: What's in a name? Job Titles VIEW POST


I had a job title Software Consultant. I found this very confusing, since it was not a consulting job -- I was working on software for my employer directly. It turns out that this was a capability-based title. It meant I was senior enough to consult with other groups and teams as part of my normal responsibilities. However, this was never explained to me. And I only realized it when I was scolded by multiple people in a meeting for not doing so despite holding that title. (I had consulted with other groups already in that job, but in that case I was pointed to documentation first, so I incorrectly assumed it wasn't feasible to meet with the group.) Anyway, if you get hired on with a title that you don't understand, make sure to keep asking about it until you understand what it means. :)

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