Titles Matter!

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“They offered me an analyst title,” a coaching client told me. “Do you think titles matter?”

She looked at me funny as I started spluttering.

“The hiring manager told me not to focus on the title,” she said. “The role itself is great — a dream job. But I feel disappointed about the title. Insulted, even.”

My client, a woman of color, had been interviewing for vice president and executive director roles.

“Easy for him to tell me not to focus on the title,” she mused. “He’s a 50-year-old white man with a president title. But seriously, am I making a big thing out of nothing?”

I was still spluttering…

(Read the rest of the story at The Seattle Times.)