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What’s in a job title?

Labels can be rewarding, but won’t transcend work accomplishments

May 31, 2013
By Lori Sharn

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Love them or loathe them, inflated or understated—job titles are a critical but sometimes confounding part of the association hierarchy.

Some labels don’t always translate well outside an organization, leaving job seekers and professional contacts perplexed. Does a vice president outrank a director? At some groups yes, at others, no.