This blog from Michelle Stevens of People Management magazine is fun but a little bit serious as well. We can probably all identify a few of these in our workplaces!
But is it acceptable to use such ‘job titles’ on your LinkedIn profile? It is unlikely that anyone would describe themselves as Chief Biscuit Dunker on a paper CV, so why would it be acceptable on a CV in any other form? According to research, some people believe it is and you will find Chief Biscuit Dunkers, along with Retail Jedis and Direct Mail Demi-Gods, on LinkedIn.
As Stevens says, this could be perceived as demonstrating a sense of humour, individuality and creativity or, probably more likely, displaying unprofessional behaviour on what is meant to be the professional network.
Perhaps it would be safest to save these ‘job titles’ for the workplace…