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Job titles.

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by aushus, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. aushus

    aushus Byte Poster

    Hello Guys,

    Have you guys ever worked in a company where you have the same title as someone but they do something opposite and unrelated stuff from what you do?

    For an example I am a technical consultant and I concentrate on the infrastructure side of projects, however others who have the title technical consultant in my company do CRM, or Sharepoint consultancy to get the customer needs and build the products.

    Has anyone ever faced something like this?

    I guess technical consultant is a broad title unlike system administrator.

  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Yup, job titles don't mean much in IT.
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  3. SimonD
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    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    Don't worry about the title, just worry about the actual job you're expected to do.
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  4. wagnerk
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    In one of my last places of work, we were all IT Technicians. While we all cross trained (so that we could do all), we were in teams one specialised in software, one specialised in hardware, one specialised in AV, one specialised in telecoms & networking, etc...

    Now a days in my current position, there's only one of me (well my position) however networking with other IT managers around the county, there is a wide variety of what the IT manager does.

    So like the others have already said, don't worry too much about the title - just on the job :)
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  5. Beerbaron

    Beerbaron Megabyte Poster

    I have worked for a company where there were engineers and technicians. We all did the same job but they got paid more as they were 'engineers'
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  6. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

    It doesn't really matter as the day to day job task you're required to carry out is more important. Anyways, this varies from company to company.
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  7. jvanassen

    jvanassen Kilobyte Poster

    I have also come across some funny job titles since working in IT. One of the companys we deal with have "Major Incident Manager" and theres like 4 of them. Always makes me laugh.

    I don't think my job title quite fits what im doing either but like people have said im not to worried, i know what im doing and what i can put on my CV
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  8. aushus

    aushus Byte Poster

    in my role I mean i signed my job contract, i asked for my official job description and the director said sorry I still haven't had time to review it, once I am done I will mail it to you. I said I can wait once it has being reviewed.

    This was 4 weeks ago I startws in new place in like 4 days ago, ill ask him again soon.

    Do you think its bad and not good to work for a company without a official job description. I have a employment contract with the company with the agreement including salary and title.
  9. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    At one of the consulting companies that I worked at, the title Technical Consultant or Senior Technical Consultant was given to both Windows/VMware/Storage techs and SAP Techs... the title is pretty vague and does not really say much about the position so its okay two have the same title but different responsibility. But like others said, titles in most cases don't mean a whole lot.
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  10. aushus

    aushus Byte Poster

    yeah i have the offical title but not the paper that lists my responsibility.
  11. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster

    I wouldn't worry about it, as long as your happy with your location and salary, other than that ask your line manager what your full responsibilities are
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  12. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

    Make sure you get a good job title can help when you are looking for a new job as the recruitment agent will look on your CV so depending what you are doing try and get a few key words in there.
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  13. aushus

    aushus Byte Poster

    Like I said I do have a job title they gave me one it states in the contract.

  14. Monkeychops

    Monkeychops Kilobyte Poster

    As shallow and meaningless as it can be this has rung true for me in my experiences. Having titles with the words senior or consultant in have helped out.

    I've no idea what my official job title is now as depending on who you speak to in the business I have various, one that HR will use, one that my personnel manager will use, and one that my work manager/clients would use.
  15. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Premium Member

    Also forgot to mention, in some places, titles can also be linked pay grades... like the place I am currently at. For example, any title that mentions someone as a Senior, for example, Senior Consultant, Senior Analyst, Senior Administrator would be in pay grade A where as Analyst, Administrator, Consultant would be in pay grade B... usually with big companies this is common, at least from what I've seen.
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