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What are the 10 weirdest job titles on LinkedIn?

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.

Author | Stuart Thomas

Stuart Thomas
Stuart Thomas joined the Burn Media team in 2011 while finishing off an MA in South African Literature. Eager to prove his geek credentials, he allowed himself to be thrown in the deep and did his best to stay afloat. When not fused with his keyboard, you can find... More
  • Haha. Wizard of Light Bulb Moments. I’d love to know for which company.. 

  • And all of those people work for Quirk!

  • Adrianchance

     Wizard of Light Bulb Moments – none other than Tom E. (if you search for WoLB on Linkedin, that’s who comes up! – Author | inspirational speaker | publishing consultant | wizard of light bulb moments | whole brain & mind thinking

  • Patrice

    Chief biscuit dunker is a vital step in the quality control of a biscuit. If you have ever dunked your buiscuit in your favourite cup of coffee and see half of the biscuit drop in the cup as a formless goo, or if you ever got a biscuit that is so solid that it does not absorb the moisture and aroma, you know what I mean. No machine can replace that crucial test. Long live the chief biscuit dunkers who provide us with a few seconds of bliss every day. Patrice