Re: Career path

Subject: Re: Career path
From: kcronin -at- daleen -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Aug 2002 07:52:29 -0600


To me the title is not important, other than the fact that you got the
highly sought-after "senior" attached to it.

What I'm puzzled by is this snippet:

> It would mean more responsibility for the same pay. Granted, I do
> the work now, but I'm not really responsible for it :-) Big Difference!!


Why is it a big difference, and why *wouldn't* you want that
responsibilty, if you're already doing the work?

Now at least you'd be getting credit for it. Do you not want to be
accountable for it? Maybe I read this wrong, but I think you should
embrace the fact that by including these in the job description, they're
giving you credit for the various things you do. That's rare.

And everything extra you do makes for great bullets on your resume.

As far as titles, when I screen resumes, I look for what people DID, not
what they were CALLED. Good luck with your job, whatever you end up
calling it!


-Keith Cronin
Assistant Vice-Sub-Director of Upper Middle (slightly to the left... not
there... lower... yes! THERE!) Management of Communication Services that
Involve Writing and Stuff

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