Big titles at small companies
Must I (or should I) list my job title [i]exactly[/i] as on my business card, or may I list a title that is more appropriate to the people viewing my resume?
My company is a very small privately owned company with less than 25 people. My title is "Director, Product Development". This is doubly misleading. I only have 1 direct report, a software engineer, and my function is to manage a software development project. The "Director" title is more a term of respect and achievement. I have no responsibility to do market analysis or other traditional product development functions.
I am thinking this title will get my resume tossed out after a quick glance as being over-qualified.