I just started a new position (first-time manager). In about a month or two, my department name and my title will be changing, though my job will not.

When updating my resume, should I use the new title for the entire term of my position or note the name change. I figure since it's a short term in the current title, I can get away with using only the new one.

My subordinates (former peers) will also be changing titles. For those job titles that I once held, should I keep the old the titles on the resume?

I think I know which way I should go but am looking for confirmation.


thaGUma's picture

Personally I would state your new job title – a couple of months means nothing and you probably don’t have space to include a corrective note. For the first year perhaps keep it bracketed after your new job title. E.g. Sep 07 – present. Senior Manager (role titled three months as Development Manager) at Acme Inc.

Takes up a lot of space though.

On the past jobs keep the original title. Even if they changed the minute you left.


ramiska's picture

What about for my directs? How should you list a job that changes title after 2-5 years in, and they stay at that rank for another few?