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Job Title Definition


Job Titles

A job title is a brief description of a position held by an employee. Job titles are used by employers to categorize positions in their organization. When employers post jobs, the job posting will include a job title. Job seekers can search for jobs using job titles or by using a word or two from a job title as keywords.

Types of Job Titles

A job title can describe the responsibilities of the position, the level of the job, or both. For example, job titles that include the terms executive, manager, director, chief, supervisor, etc. typically are used for management position job titles. Other job titles reflect what the person does on the job e.g. chef, accountant, housekeeper, social media specialist, programmer, editorial manager, guest services coordinator, mechanic, etc.

Sample Job Title on a Resume

Job titles are used on resumes to list positions held. The job title is then followed by a blurb or a bulleted list describing the job responsibilities and accomplishments. For example, the following contains the job title, the company worked for, and a description of the job.

Editorial Assistant
Public Official Magazine
2012 - Present

  • Wrote and publish articles for magazine website
  • Wrote summaries of articles to post online
  • Conducted research on events in government, current technology issues, etc.
  • Copyedited magazine articles

Lists of Job Titles
More information on job titles and list of job titles for a variety of occupations.

Job Title Samples
Sample job titles and job title lists categorized by industry, type of job, occupation, career field and position level.

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