Personal Development

Fancy Corporate Job Title Doesn’t Mean Much

Your name card shouldn’t identify you as a whole.

Wonsuk Choi
3 min readSep 16, 2021

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Working at a prominent company gives numerous perks, including having a name card with the job title you can flash to new people you meet.

Similar to how people recognize a famous person, handing over your corporate name card gives immediate credentials. It’s a great feeling until you realize that you are just borrowing the name value of the corporation instead of having your own establishment.

I have seen many of my friends who had their name cards from these “well-known” companies that gave them a higher self-confidence-which is great-until they realized they were just another employee at the workplace.

And one smart move the company does is that most of them label their employee with a fancy job title because of how other’s may perceive them. So in a way, it’s a win-win situation for both the employer and the company because it raises the value of an individual and the company as a whole.

Corporate hierarchy doesn’t seem to end internally, but also externally. In my opinion, the idea that we value an individual by their corporate job title should stop.

Fancy job titles don’t mean much.

I’m not saying that all job titles at a company are bad. I’m stating that job titles shouldn’t identify us.

Instead, a better option will be to showcase what we really do and how it impacts others.

Job Title Only Secures You Until You Are No Longer Part Of The Team

Having a corporate job title was many of our dreams before the pandemic.

Now that many people work from home and have less social interaction showing off job titles become less prominent.

Job titles may be useful when used in meetings with different company employees to show the role you are taking. Still, they really shouldn’t be used as an identification card at a personal level.

In an era of multipotentialite, where individuals have numerous unique skill sets, limiting our skillset to one specific field is outdated…

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Wonsuk Choi

2x Top Writer. Professional Risk Taker. I Write About Personal Growth, Productivity, Business, Relationships, Business, and Life Overall.