What’s in a job title? These days, changing up a job description so that it’s creative means that your ad has a better chance of being seen by top quality candidates. Creative job titles are “different from traditional job titles in that they are usually humorous while traditional job titles are straightforward,” according to Indeed. What are some of the advantages of changing your job titles in this way? What are some of the most eye-catching job titles out there? Let’s look at the concept of changing up your job titles and what it can do for your candidate search process.
What Are the Advantages of Creative Job Titles?
Employers can benefit from creative, eye-catching job titles in several ways:
If you want to brand yourself as a fun place to work, try changing your job title around. It shows that your company is progressive and thinks outside the corporate box. It shows that you don’t take yourself too seriously.
Changing from boring job titles to fun descriptions is a creative activity that everyone can participate in—including employees.
- Gets you noticed
Being different can get you noticed, especially in a market crowded with jobs.
As you are adding jobs to your website, it can be a fun activity to get the team together and brainstorm some unique and creative job titles. These job titles can help you attract the right talent in this competitive market.
What kind of creative job titles are there, and what tips do we have for making your own creative job title?
Examples of Creative Job Titles
Here are some of the most creative IT job titles we found:
- Computational Wizard (General IT)
- Dr Fix (IT Helpdesk)
- Software Ninjaneer (Software Engineer)
- Full Stack Magician (Full Stack Developer)
- Dr Fix (IT Helpdesk)
While these are just a few examples taken from a job board you can get creative and make your own. Here are some tips that may help.
How To Come Up With A Creative Job Title
Indeed lists a few tips for coming up with eye-catching job titles. This includes:
- Being clear and specific in the title to attract candidates. If the candidate doesn’t know what the job is, they may just move on. Don’t use abbreviations like “mgr” to avoid confusion.
- Keep things short and to the point. But not too short. One article suggests the most clicked job titles have 50 to 60 characters. Shorter job titles outperform their longer counterparts by up to 40%.
- Use keywords. Recruiters already know that keywords are their friends. They use them every day to search for candidates. But you can and should add keywords into your job titles and job descriptions to draw in applicants who set up job alerts by—you guessed it—keywords. Glassdoor recommends, “Pick keywords that are commonplace and easily recognizable, rather than simply eye-catching, to get more clicks.”
Your next job title and description don’t have to be like everyone else. You also don’t have to settle for the same old recruiting agency to help you find candidates, either. Prosum is the nation’s leading staffing agency for IT. Find out our creative approaches to finding hidden tech talent by getting in touch with our team.