If you’re recruiting (or looking for a new role), then you could be forgiven for thinking that the job title is key and yes, it does need to reflect what you do and the level of experience, but it’s important to remember that job titles can vary from company to company.
Of course, if you’re an accountant for example, when searching for a new role, you should be including “accountant” within your search, so if a company is advertising the role as “finance inspector” they may struggle to get applicants.
But, would you turn down a role if it was your dream job in terms of salary, location, culture, flexibility, but the job title wasn’t right?
If the answer is yes, then you need to consider why? After all, a job title doesn’t pay the bills!
Of course, you want people to understand what your role entails and your job title will reflect this, but if the job title you are “offered” is a little different, you can easily explain this when talking to clients, customers or future employers or even add an explanation on your LinkedIn profile or CV.
Don’t get caught up on the job title, the role, salary, benefits and team culture are far more important.