Look we all know LinkedIn is awesome for connecting recruiters, potential employers, and companies with each other. But what you might not know is that it’s also where some of the weirdest job titles on Earth come together.
UK-based recruitment agency IntaPeople has released a list of what it thinks are the ten weirdest jobs on the social network.
Here’s the list in full:
1. Digital Overlord
2. Creator of Happiness
3. Retail Jedi
4. Wizard of Light Bulb Moments
5. Dream Alchemist
6. Chief Chatter
7. Change Magician
8. Accounting Ninja
9. Chief Biscuit Dunker
10. Direct Mail Demi-God
While all of these titles sound impressive, they don’t exactly bring to mind specific tasks (except perhaps “Chief Biscuit Dunker”, I really hope).
IntaPeople director Stephen Riley reckons the recruitment industry is seeing more and more of these kinds of job titles as people try to differentiate themselves from anyone else who might be competing for the same positions:
“Many feel that casting away conventional titles will help them broadcast their individuality and give them a real edge over their competitors”.
He also reckons the trend might be symptomatic of social media: “Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have shown that there is real value in bringing more personality to business, and creative job titles offer individuals another way of doing this.”
Giving yourself a cool and irreverent job title is not, however, without risk. According to Riley, “companies are increasingly using sites like LinkedIn to research prospective employees and suppliers. If it seems like you are not taking your job seriously enough, you could well miss out on some great business opportunities. Calling yourself a ‘Wizard’ or a ‘Jedi’ could be just a step too far for some.”
Or, if you really are a “Chief Biscuit Dunker”, you might cause an “Online Writing Maverick” to hunt you down in a fit of jealousy. Oh and if you’re a bit stumped when it comes to generating your own special job title, there are sites like this one willing to help you out.