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Old 06-17-2019, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I look at the job title first then most importantly verify that the associated duties match what I want. After that, I check if the company is worthwhile (glassdoor reviews, etc.). There are so many companies out there, especially in my target fields - I don't need a specific handful of them to meet my goals.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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Salary.


But also company is more important to me. I work in the public sector so whatever department you are in is all about serving a mission. These missions are important, you need to stand by them. My current job exists in the private sector, but it doesn’t serve the public. It’s more about quality assurance for companies. Nothing wrong with that, but that’s not what I want to spend my time doing. So yes the company is much more important than the job title, since private and public sector are going to be wildly different in function with the same job title, because of different purposes.
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Old 06-17-2019, 10:53 AM
 
Location: In a city within a state where politicians come to get their PHDs in Corruption
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What is more important to you? Working for any company where you are performing the job title you want. Or working for your dream company where you may not have the job title but just getting your foot in the door makes a huge difference. Then you can move around and eventually get your dream position.

If you choose job title, maybe the environment isn't what you enjoy. Maybe their values and vision doesn't align with yours. If you choose company, you could get stuck in a position where you are underpaid and not accomplishing your dream goals.
There's no such thing. Thinking something like that exists is harmful. A more healthy attitude would be, is to find a company/title where you're able to practice what you're good at, learn and grow.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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Titles seem to matter alot when it comes to searching for another job...
This x1000.
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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It seems to matter alot when it comes to searching for another job...
Eh...

You can be a manager of a McDonalds franchise. It doesn't mean you'll get hired to be a manager at a Goldman Sachs just because you were a manager.

Company matters more, but title matters only if the title at one job is comparable to a title at another.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:06 AM
 
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Eh...

You can be a manager of a McDonalds franchise. It doesn't mean you'll get hired to be a manager at a Goldman Sachs just because you were a manager.

Company matters more, but title matters only if the title at one job is comparable to a title at another.
No MCD manager is trying to become a manager at Goldman Sachs in one jump.

I'd rather be an Accountant (Title and Salary wise) who does mostly administrative stuff rather than an Administrative Assistant who is constantly busy handling some of the company's day to day accounting work.

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Old 06-18-2019, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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No MCD manager is trying to become a manager at Goldman Sachs in one jump.

I'd rather be an Accountant (Title and Salary wise) who does mostly administrative stuff rather than an Administrative Assistant who is constantly busy handling some of the company's day to day accounting work.
Yeah but point is, it's difficult to have a title (like a Director) at a small town tiny mom & pop kinda company/financial service and then try to go to a giant Fortune 500 corporation and expect to grab the same title.
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Old 06-18-2019, 09:46 AM
 
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Yeah but point is, it's difficult to have a title (like a Director) at a small town tiny mom & pop kinda company/financial service and then try to go to a giant Fortune 500 corporation and expect to grab the same title.
Who is expecting to make that huge of a leap though???

A do-nothing Director at a small company can definitely get a high paying job at a medium size company, assuming he has the appropriate educational background, and can talk the talk.

On the flip side, do you believe an administrative assistant at Goldman Sachs can get a high paying job at a medium size company just because they had "Goldman Sachs" on their resume??
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Who is expecting to make that huge of a leap though???

A do-nothing Director at a small company can definitely get a high paying job at a medium size company, assuming he has the appropriate educational background, and can talk the talk.

On the flip side, do you believe an administrative assistant at Goldman Sachs can get a high paying job at a medium size company just because they had "Goldman Sachs" on their resume??
I'm saying title to title though.... moving from director and a small time company to a director at a big time place is iffy. Your scenario is most likely what will happen.


And yes, actually, I do. If you work at a major corporation like Sachs, it does elevate one to get a position in a medium sized company. I know several friends who've worked at the big 4 and mainly they get hired at medium companies simply because of them working at the big 4. Org Name recognition goes a long way.
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Old 06-18-2019, 12:23 PM
 
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Definitely company. Some companies offer opportunities, while others do not. A title means little as everything is subject to change.
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