Should You Use Your Real Job Title on LinkedIn – Ask #HR Bartender

Experts give their opinions on how someone looking for connections to job prospects on LinkedIn should present themselves. this can be a problem when the duties that are performing does not match the actual job title the person has. Most experts agree you can tweak you job title to help employers recognize what type of skills you have. However, you need to be able to explain why you changed it if an employer chooses to check your work history.

Reflect on these key points:

  • 1It is OK to make your job title on LinkedIn recruiter friendly
  • 2It’s OK to make unique and/or industry or company-centric job titles more relevant
  • 3Don’t be misleading in your job title or use as a way to overstate your qualifications

“Some company job titles are company specific and to the outside world candidates will not know what they are really applying to.”

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