Ridiculous titles on LinkedIn profile

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May 18 28 Comments

Does anyone else feel that titles like “Chief Strategic Thinker” or “Class A Marketing Ninja” are plain ridiculous?

If a resume ever shows up on my desk with such ridiculous titles, I just throw them away. Period.

What do you folks think?

Edit: Leave comment below on the most ridiculous one you have come across :)

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  • New / Eng DEV_ENV
    You probably have boring personality so you are uncomfortable around people who have fun personality.
    May 18 3
    • Pandora b&!1@lx(‘
      Chief of Assholes spotted 👆🏼
      May 18
    • Indeed / Eng
      dxsiChk

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      What has a ridiculous title have anything to do with an individual’s personality? If anything most people just use regular business titles and I know plenty of them are interesting and intelligent people.
      May 18
    • Microsoft gGxY62
      How the fact that you are not happy and comfortable with reality makes you a fun personality?
      May 18
  • Amazon / Eng DeepObsess
    When I retire I'll assume the title of Chief Homeland Security, sitting on the porch with a shotgun and a beer.
    May 18 2
    • Indeed / Eng
      dxsiChk

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      Are you one of those sovereign citizen types? 😆
      May 18
    • Uber roudn
      That job is already taken by current asshole in White House
      May 18
  • Marvell elkimpact
    I saw ‘TEDx attendee’ on someone’s profil.....lol
    May 18 1
  • Zillow Group o-/-<
    Principal Fungible Engineer
    May 18 2
  • Microsoft baaaallls
    Ninja goes directly to trash.
    May 18 0
  • Comcast dwight_
    Only title I’ve ever wanted is Assistant Regional Manager but my boss keeps adding _to_
    May 18 1
    • Qualcomm dynasty001
      Classic Office Reference
      May 18
  • Microsoft tfsUEwWt
    Principal Engineering Director of Technical Program Management
    May 18 0
  • Amazon ChivalryAF
    I do this all the time. I put my title as “Data acquisition analyst” when I worked as a call center phone person because we’d listen to our calls at the end of the week and make improvements to our tone and customer service skills.
    May 18 0
  • Evernote mehwhateva
    Wow it’s almost like the title doesn’t matter! You think we should look at experience or something?
    May 18 2
    • Indeed / Eng
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      If someone works in an org and has a self-imposed title of a “Chief Strategic Thinker”, they already have a very high opinion of themselves.

      They can continue to be the Strategic-Thinker-In-Chief, I will find someone relatively normal for my team
      May 18
    • Evernote mehwhateva
      That or maybe they don’t care about their title so they try to put something clever that stands out. I get what you’re saying but I wouldn’t penalize or screen them out early cuz of that.

      Personally I think it’d be interesting to just ask them what makes you a “chief strategic thinker”? I’m sure red flags will be raises if they can’t justify it.
      May 18
  • Uber roudn
    Head of (you name it, anything goes) at Uber
    May 18 1
  • Facebook ImrranKhan
    They should be caned
    May 18 1
    • Microsoft gGxY62
      Nope... Whipped, crossed and then burned in the main square... To make a example for the rest
      May 18
  • LinkedIn HATK64
    TPS reporter
    May 19 0
  • Box / Other Hotbox
    Reality: unemployed
    May 18 0
  • LinkedIn Al_Bundy
    Titles on LI that are wacko just pull you out of the sourcing pool by recruiters. The LI headline is another story. Maybe you are getting them confused?
    May 18 0

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