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By backr ·
I am the entire IT department at the place that I work. On some days, I am the CIO; on others, the help desk. I administer the databases, the accounting software,email, and the network.

Realistically,I am one of those jack of all trades and master of none kinda guys. This suits our company well, until the time comes where we get a lot bigger or I get run over by a bus.

My only beef is that I have a stupid title. I have been hinting around that I want a better one, but I am really at a loss as to what to suggest. Any suggestions??


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What about the ever so common "Technologist" used in gov't agencies?

by Why Me Worry? In reply to Titles

What in the flying f**k is a technologist according to these pompous asses who come up with these names for job titles?

My mom uses a toaster and a TV, which are both examples of electronic technology. Does that make her a "technologist" as well?

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It really only matters on your resume

by Tig2 In reply to Titles

And your employer doesn't care.

What do you do and how does it align to your goals. There is your job title.

Don't waste a single second more on this. It really doesn't matter. You knows what you do and what you are capable of doing.

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It matters a lot more

by Dukhalion In reply to It really only matters on ...

Everytime You introduce Yourself to someone new it matters a whole deal. You will get very different treatment if You introduce Yourself as John/Jane Doe or as an IT-Excecutive or even Supreme Commander. The first one will hardly lift an eyebrow, the second will have everyone stand at attention ready to serve You, and the third one will have everyone laugh at You.

So, choose Your title carefully.

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