Job titles draw additional ire

Toby and I have had our recent rants on job titles and their ever increasing irrelevance. We’re a cranky lot. We like to criticize a great deal. And I’ll let you in on a little something. Keep this a secret, but… we may be a little picky. Shh. I’m only telling you because I like you.

But, see here’s the thing: we may be on to something with the whole job titles thing. We’re not the only ones who see it. And I only say this because the inimitable Lisa Haneberg has a brilliant post about Defining Job Fit Criteria that, although more eloquent than our attempts here at More than a living, was right in line with our gripes.

To wit:

How do I write this politely and with some level of political correctness? Oh, forget about it, I’ll just type what I am thinking – most job descriptions suck. They suck for a few reasons.

It’s well worth the read, so please head on over to Management Craft to partake. And, if you’re so inclined, drop back by More than a living to give us your opinion on job titles.

UPDATE (December 8, 2006): Stumbled upon another riff on the job title/job posting problem. This time it’s a brief, but insightful, missive from Marketing Headhunter entitled Job Descriptions are Marketing Documents.

About Rick Turoczy

More than mildly obsessed with the Portland startup community. Editor at Silicon Florist. Cofounder and general manager at PIE. Follow me on Twitter: @turoczy
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