How do I express this promotion in my CV/LinkedIn?

Discussion in 'education & employment' started by Cloo, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    So, very nicely, my manager has created a senior editor role for me, basically as I've been there a whole and she wanted me to have somewhere to 'go' from it, and it starts tomorrow. At the mo, the extra responsibilities are fairly minor, mostly in terms on mentoring a new editor and shadowing my manager a bit for stuff so I can take over when she's not around.

    I'm not sure what to do when changing my CV/LinkedIn to reflect this, given the role is effectively not changed much. Do I just change my job title? Put 'Editor March 2013-June 18', 'Senior editor July 18 -' ? and adapt slightly my job description/achievements below

    That's easily done on CV, I suppose, harder on LinkedIn without making it look like a whole new job, but maybe I can just describe my Editor role very briefly and use the longer version under Senior Editor?
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  2. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    My CV and linkedin profile are almost completely the same. A bit redacted on LinkedIn but that's it.
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  3. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    On a traditional CV you could handle this like

    Chester Perry Organisation 2013 - current

    Senior Editor 2018 to present, duties A, B, C

    Editor 2013 - 2018, duties D, E, F

    Other organisation XXXX - 2013

    blah blah

    No idea how I'd do it on Linkedin - I did try it and left within a week.
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  4. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    You can do it on LinkedIn, I did it when my job title changed a few years ago. I think there is a way to add a new role under your current employer.
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  5. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    Thanks, will look into that. Need to wait until it's officially announced tho, which means waiting for HR to update system.
  6. Winot

    Winot I wholeheartedley agree with your viewpoint

    As far as any future employer is concerned, it is a whole new job. Why undersell yourself?
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  7. MadeInBedlam

    MadeInBedlam Arm the mentally ill

    Through the medium of dance
  8. equationgirl

    equationgirl Respect my existence or expect my resistance

    I once worked with a chap who was adventurous and did all sorts of things, including a class on interpretative dance. He portrayed one of the project meetings using interpretative dance once, and it was hysterically good. I still miss working with him.
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  9. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat meh

    if miming going to sleep would suffice, i might manage that...
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