I recently received a job offer and was told that I will have a job title, Senior IT Manager on the offer letter. I asked for the IT director title but that was not possible. The HR from the employer told me that if I prefer, I could put IT director on my name card or LinkedIn. On LinkedIn, I saw some people put their job titles as Senior IT Manager/IT Director. My job scope includes director responsibilities which have 2 tiers of directs. I have the following questions.
1. Does a job title like Senior IT Manager/Director make sense?
2. What is the typical reason of a company being so firm about the job title? In my case, I did not ask for any compensation change alone with the title change.