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(Time)   Do you really want the phrase "Ambassador of Buzz" as a job title on your resume instead of Marketing Manager?   (business.time.com) divider line 62
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2013-02-11 11:58:12 PM  
Long ago, I held the title, "Editor at Fault."  It was my job description, too.

My life's ambition is to be  a Senior Vice President of Nothing Much for Global Markets.
 
2013-02-12 12:07:20 AM  
i236.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-12 01:34:58 AM  
I do. Many times, I wear beer t-shirts at work. my fav is from http://www.sfbeer.org/breweries/20_Tank/20_Tank.htm  Its basically a large pint glass in white on a black t.

Yeah, I know they are shut, but thats karma for ya. Flew up there to a: see mom and b: job interview and then they changed their minds.
Anyhow- I *am* tha ambassador of Buzz- I advise customers that 4 lokos do make a great mixer to drinks.
 
2013-02-12 04:42:28 AM  
I'd rather have Buzz Cola.

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2013-02-12 05:20:49 AM  
The Master of Disaster, The King of Sting, The Dancing Destroyer, The Prince of Punch, The One and Only, The Count of Monte Fisto, The Ayatollah of Hematoma...
i1079.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-12 05:25:56 AM  
same old thing, new market. cater to today's dooshbag with a hipster title instead of decent pay.
 
2013-02-12 05:26:29 AM  
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND!!!!
 
2013-02-12 05:26:30 AM  
In the 90's when I was programming fulltime for a living, My boss asked me what I wanted on my business card as a job title.  I settled on Code Slinger.  ahhh youth
 
2013-02-12 05:27:56 AM  
Call me E-Mail.
 
2013-02-12 05:32:01 AM  
I asked for no title at my present job.  I credit that with now getting to do more things than I'd otherwise get to do.
 
2013-02-12 05:34:31 AM  
GIS
blog.heritage.org
vaguely amusing for some reason
 
2013-02-12 05:41:09 AM  
Who cares what your stupid, hipster boss calls you. Just put Marketing Manager on your resume. How hard is that?
 
2013-02-12 05:58:28 AM  
Titles cost nothing but seem to mean everything to people.  So outside of a few legally restricted titles, let people call themselves what makes them happy so long as they get the job done.
 
2013-02-12 06:01:18 AM  
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2013-02-12 06:02:07 AM  
I guess some people just aren't satisfied with company names and slogans that are as pretentious as they are entirely devoid of meaning; the next obvious target would be job titles.
 
2013-02-12 06:03:18 AM  
Screening resumes from people who worked for Geek Squad always made me chuckle with the pride they took in their job titles.
 
2013-02-12 06:18:30 AM  
i471.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-12 06:25:11 AM  
If your company's product is pot or vibrators or cheap hearing aids, I suppose the title could be suitable.
 
2013-02-12 06:25:29 AM  
This reminds me fondly of when I was on jury duty.  When the judge asked me what my profession was, I answered "Petroleum Transfer Engineer".

It was most amusing.  And for some reason, they excused me from the jury.
 
2013-02-12 06:26:09 AM  
One former employer used job titles as a way of cutting pay.  The ones most eager to take the 'New Business Development Director' title were naive or were padding their resumes for exit.
 
buz
2013-02-12 06:44:55 AM  
I have an Ambassador?
 
2013-02-12 06:58:48 AM  
A drug dealer, you mean?
 
2013-02-12 07:23:29 AM  
Ambassador of Buzz is a farking awesome job title within marketing.

Much better that the last job I had within the Priesthood of Yelling at Airplanes.
 
2013-02-12 07:26:50 AM  

durbnpoisn: This reminds me fondly of when I was on jury duty.  When the judge asked me what my profession was, I answered "Petroleum Transfer Engineer".

It was most amusing.  And for some reason, they excused me from the jury.


Well, unless you're covered by the industry exclusion, you have to have a P.E. to call yourself an engineer in many states.  The joke works almost as well with "Technician" or "Director of."
 
2013-02-12 07:42:01 AM  
Assuming the title Ambassador of Funk is taken, hells yeah!
 
2013-02-12 07:45:54 AM  
Ambassador of Buzz

media.arkansasonline.com
 
2013-02-12 07:55:15 AM  
You can call your Receptionist a Director of First Impressions, but that doesn't mean he has a team of First Impression Managers reporting to him. He doesn't have quarterly budgeting meetings with the VP of Impressions and the Chief Impression Officer.

Hiring managers spend six seconds looking at your résumé, and most of that is your job title history. Don't give them a reason to chortle dismissively.
 
2013-02-12 08:02:12 AM  
My business cards say "Internet Marketing Manager" but when people ask, I usually tell them "all purpose web monkey."
 
2013-02-12 08:04:53 AM  
if I see more jobs with "ninja" attached to them at NY tech firms, I'm going to get stabby.

/Accounts Payable Ninja? Really?
 
2013-02-12 08:07:31 AM  

SwingDancer: In the 90's when I was programming fulltime for a living, My boss asked me what I wanted on my business card as a job title.  I settled on Code Slinger.  ahhh youth


I like that. It's both inventive and expresses what you do.
 
2013-02-12 08:09:54 AM  
I generally describe my self as a JOAT software goon, but yesterday the guy I work with introduced me as "This is Hack, he's one of my henchmen"
 
2013-02-12 08:11:52 AM  
We live in a society where people eagerly embraced "social marketing guru" or any kind of "guru" as a job description instead of bursting out laughing at so ridiculous an idea so yeah, I can totally see some toolbag embracing it because it's so out of the box.
 
2013-02-12 08:13:12 AM  
I've worked at the same marketing agency for 20 years. In all that time, I've never had a job title...and neither has anyone else (except the president). Whenever I'm pressed for an actual title, I either say "Evil Genius" or "Power Forward".

/really a copywriter, consultant, strategizer and half-assed media planner
//but evil genius sounds better
 
2013-02-12 08:32:09 AM  

durbnpoisn: This reminds me fondly of when I was on jury duty.  When the judge asked me what my profession was, I answered "Petroleum Transfer Engineer".

It was most amusing.  And for some reason, they excused me from the jury.


My son's roommate in college has "Hydraulic Compound Solidification Engineer" as his latest job description.
 
2013-02-12 08:38:09 AM  
BEES!?
 
2013-02-12 08:50:53 AM  
I always wanted to be called the bigot of bigamy,
 
2013-02-12 08:52:24 AM  
www.skyhighgallery.com

would beat the shiat out of you for even asking that question. or any question, really. he doesn't like to be questioned.
 
2013-02-12 08:56:31 AM  

durbnpoisn: This reminds me fondly of when I was on jury duty.  When the judge asked me what my profession was, I answered "Petroleum Transfer Engineer".

It was most amusing.  And for some reason, they excused me from the jury.

Stay away from the cans.

/He hates the cans
 
2013-02-12 09:01:47 AM  
Quirky job titles can give the impression that worker and company alike are fun, hip and creative.

No, they can give the impression that the company is trying to give the impression that it is fun, hip, and creative.  Which inevitably means it's none of those things.  All it reminds me of is the "pieces of flair" bit from Office Space.
 
2013-02-12 09:04:31 AM  
My last company said they were looking for "rockstars" and then got pissed off when I trashed the office and set the copier on fire.
 
2013-02-12 09:13:43 AM  
Neither, thanks. I have a real job.

LouDobbsAwaaaay: No, they can give the impression that the company is trying to give the impression that it is fun, hip, and creative. Which inevitably means it's none of those things. All it reminds me of is the "pieces of flair" bit from Office Space.


Plus it makes it almost impossible for the person who could be hiring you next to quickly decipher what the fark you actually did. And if there's one thing that HR people love it's having to actually think about the resumes they're sorting instead of just being able to file them based on two or three bold keywords.
 
2013-02-12 09:14:34 AM  

dumbobruni: if I see more jobs with "ninja" attached to them at NY tech firms, I'm going to get stabby.

/Accounts Payable Ninja? Really?


Laser Galactic Super Awesome Incredible Network Ninja
 
2013-02-12 09:22:04 AM  
Does it pay better than Sandwich Artist?
 
2013-02-12 09:49:39 AM  

Molavian: Laser Galactic Super Awesome Incredible Network Ninja


Super Karate Monkey Death Car?
 
2013-02-12 09:52:04 AM  
Who the fark would want to trade in "Senior Vice President of Business Development" for "Creator of Opportunities"?  I'm guessing this was a company desperately trying to look hip.

Also, the change from Receptionist to Director of First Impressions sounds an awful lot like the change from Secretary to Administrative Assistant.
 
2013-02-12 10:08:49 AM  

dumbobruni: /Accounts Payable Ninja? Really?



img.photobucket.com

Accounts Payabo Ninjas are weeeak biatches, come at me foos!
 
2013-02-12 10:13:18 AM  
People don't tailor their resumes to the job they're applying for?
Prior hipster boss gave you a silly title but now you need a paycheck and are applying to a buttoned-down org?  Just, ya know, use the backspace key.

As to this: "Folks love trendy titles, but does it create a career path?"

Sounds like someone's stuck in Mayfield, where you work up the corporate ladder for 20 or 30 years and get a pension.
It's a cute fairy tale.
 
2013-02-12 11:13:01 AM  

aimtastic: My business cards say "Internet Marketing Manager" but when people ask, I usually tell them "all purpose web monkey."


Get rid of that, quick. "Internet marketing" is quickly becoming associated with spam and mlm schemes.
 
2013-02-12 11:13:26 AM  
The "fun" tech companies that I know that do this are notorious for grinding through employees at a rate of two per month (on average) while the survivors weep tears of blood.
 
2013-02-12 11:53:00 AM  
My boss put "GIS Ninja" on my name plate at my desk.

I lol'd.
 
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