Magazine article Talent Development

Offbeat Job Titles on the Rise

Magazine article Talent Development

Offbeat Job Titles on the Rise

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Remember when "domestic engineer" (housewife) was considered a stretch and elicited a good chuckle? Well those early naming pioneers may have been on to something. Today, marketing-savvy professionals looking to jazz up their images and personal brands are purchasing business cards featuring some interesting and creative job titles.

Moo.com, an online business card creator, has seen an increase in the creative titles people are using to describe what they do and how they're contributing to their organizations. For those looking for inspiration, here are some of the catchy titles that Moo.com has come across recently:

* Great at reaching sales goals? Try "sales ninja."

* Pretty good with words? Forget wordsmith. How about "word herder" or "copy cruncher."

* Successful at networking or schmoozing? Consider dubbing yourself a "master handshaker."

* Finally, if even "master" doesn't seem quite enough to describe your great Internet skills, you may want to go for "web kahuna. …

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