How creative, intriguing, attention-grabbing is your job title?

Have you ever thought about how well your job title is serving you? Does it really indicate what you actually do? Does it have some cache that attracts comment? I’ve found using Mental Nutritionist works well as it’s intriguing and invites interest.

Or perhaps you are struggling with identifying the sort of job you’d really like to have, or you’re trying to define yourself so as to position yourself for a new role. In both cases, you may need inspiration.

A large US business card printer,, suggested that there is a trend to move away from traditional job titles. People are using job titles such as gurus, masters, even captains.

Here are some of their examples of how to jazz up your job title:

  • ‘Sales Ninja
  • Word Herder
  • Linux Geek
  • Social Media Trailblazer
  • Corporate Magician
  • Communications Ambassador
  • Happiness Advocate
  • Copy Cruncher
  • Transportation Captain
  • Web Kahuna
  • Marketing Rockstar
  • Problem Wrangler
  • Superstar DJ
  • Digital Dynamo
  • Designer Extraordinaire
  • Head Cheese
  • Plumber Hero
  • Movie Magic Maker’

Other words you could use are:

  • Broker
  • Buffer
  • Campaigner
  • Champion
  • Chieftan
  • Doyen
  • Emissary
  • Envoy
  • Expert
  • Go between
  • Grandmaster
  • Guide
  • Helmsman
  • Maestro
  • Maven
  • Navigator
  • Pilot
  • Pro
  • Skipper
  • Upholder
  • Virtuoso
  • Walking encyclopaedia
  • Wizard

You could use combinations of these terms in covering letters, criteria responses, career profiles. Here are two examples to show what I mean.

  • A walking encyclopaedia on environmental laws and regulations, I’m a problem navigator, upholder of green ethics, and government-community broker for development projects.
  • A solar energy trailblazer, I’m an entrepreneurial magician, championing the role of small business in creating a sustainable planet.
Dr Ann Villiers, career coach, writer and author, is Australia’s only Mental Nutritionist specialising in mind and language practices that help people build flexible thinking, confident speaking and quality connections with people.