Titles on Resumes

Do they help?  Apparently so.  Take a look at this list of 23 titles.

23 Resume Titles That Helped FlexJobs Members Get Hired

1. “Chronic Disease/Home Health Care Experienced Registered Nurse

  • Hired for a full-time, telecommuting job with Aetna
  • What’s great about this resume title: Goes beyond a general RN title, and gets specific with the specialized expertise they have.

2. “Bring Your Company Into the 21st Century; Hire an Autistic Savant!

  • Hired for a part-time, freelance editing job
  • What’s great about this resume title: A unique title that catches attention and causes the reader to want to know more.

3. “National Course Presenter, Fitness Program & Education/Writer w/10+ yrs exp in Marketing and Media

  • Hired as a part-time, freelance, flexible schedule health coach with LifeDojo
  • What’s great about this resume title: Candidate lists multiple areas of interest and also includes how many years of experience they have.

4. “Highly Successful Sales & Marketing Professional Seeks Flex Job to Transition From 60Hr/Week

  • Hire for a full-time, telecommuting sales development professional with VSMA
  • What’s great about this resume title: Makes desire for a flexible job and less hours per week known right from the get-go.

5. “Experienced Master’s level mental health and human services professional

  • Hired for a part-time, flexible schedule student support specialist at St. Louis Community College
  • What’s great about this resume title: Lists a high experience level to let employers know of their expertise and worth.

6. “Bilingual, dedicated and proactive with experience in visual communication, office clerk and CS.

  • Hired for telecommuting transcriber position at GMR Transcription
  • What’s great about this resume title: Bilingual candidates can be very sought-after. Also mentions two great soft skill descriptors.

7. “Administrative and Instructional Support Professional with 20 years’ experience

  • Hired as full-time, telecommuting course review coordinator with Quality Matters
  • What’s great about this resume title: Mentions many years of experience, which can draw in employers looking for very experienced candidates.

8. “Social Science Master’s Holder with Administration and Non-Profit Writing/Grant Proposal Experience

  • Hired as a freelance, telecommuting editor with Scribendi
  • What’s great about this resume title: Putting education level at the beginning can set you apart from lower-level candidates.

9. “Educational Writer and Content Reviewer

  • Hired as a part-time, telecommuting general education coordinator with Achieve Test Prep
  • What’s great about this resume title: Sometimes simple works—title contains good keywords related to the type of work they’re seeking.

10. “Accounting & Finance, Auditing, Bookkeeping, Administrative, Data Entry

  • Hired as a telecommuting seasonal tax support specialist at Intuit
  • What’s great about this resume title: A quick hit list of five areas of expertise makes it clear what the candidate is capable of doing.

11. “IT & Operations Engineer with 10+ years’ experience, specialty in DevOps and Cloud automation.”

  • Hired as a Build & Release Engineer with roundCorner
  • What’s great about this resume title: Mentions their speciality area to set them apart from other engineers.

12. “Dedicated and proactive individual with 5+ years’ experience in human resources and recruiting.”

  • Hired as a Recruiter at PeopleScout
  • What’s great about this resume title: Good descriptive adjectives to define themselves as a top candidate.

13. “10+ combined yrs of HR, Executive Assistant, Marketing, Meeting Management; seeking flexibility”

  • Hired as a Regional Scheduler with Paragon Planners
  • What’s great about this resume title: A really strong stat that grabs employer interest.

14. “Licensed Mental Health Social Worker (LCSW), Treating mental and emotional disorders”

  • Hired as a Therapist with Talkspace
  • What’s great about this resume title: Highlights specific qualifications for the mental healthcare industry up front.

15. “Customer Service Representative/Supervisor, specialty in installation and technical support.”

  • Hired as Tier-1 Support Representative with Xerox
  • What’s great about this resume title: This candidate differentiates themselves from the many customer service candidates out there with specific industry expertise.

16. “Apparel Merchandising Professional seeking positions in a virtual working environment.”

  • Hired as a Remote Stylist with RocksBox
  • What’s great about this resume title: Indicates the specific type of flexibility being sought, which helps the candidate stand out from those interested in other kinds of positions.

17. “Writer, editor, and PR specialist with six years’ communications experience—Telecommuting”

  • Hired as a Fill-in Editor with SmartBrief
  • What’s great about this resume title: Manages to fit several different types of experience into one resume title.

18. “Finance and Accounting Background”

  • Hired as a Finance Manager with Beyond Diet
  • What’s great about this resume title: Short and to the point—it gets important info across without cluttering up the space.

19. “Flexible Professional with a BS in Marketing Management”

  • Hired as an Editor for Cactus Communications
  • What’s great about this resume title: Implies experience working remotely, which employers hiring for telecommuting jobs like to see.

20. “Strong Administrative Support and Editing/Writing and Transcription Skills.”

  • Hired as a Transcriptionist for Landmark Associates
  • What’s great about this resume title: Shows the person has confidence in their expertise and experience.

21. “Experienced Writer and Researcher Looking for a Telecommute Writing Position”

  • Hired as an Instructional Designer with Connections Education
  • What’s great about this resume title: Demonstrates what they have to offer and what they’re looking for.

22. “Digital Engagement & Content Marketing Strategist w/Five Years’ Experience, Looking for Remote Work”

  • Hired as a Content Marketing Manager with Trello
  • What’s great about this resume title: Jumps out as someone with specialized, highly skilled experience for the right employer.

23. “Bilingual professional with experience in international sales and tourism”

  • Hired as an Immersion Counselor and Team Leader with Ecela Spanish
  • What’s great about this resume title: Highlights both language skills and workplace experience.

Tips to Make Your Resume Title as Strong as Possible

Think about the title you choose from a recruiter’s perspective.

Recruiters scroll through our job seeker profiles, scanning resume profile titles and looking for people who fit their needs. If you were a recruiter, what would you most like to read? What would grab your attention and make you want to open that person’s profile over another job seeker’s?

Don’t state that you’re looking for a job.

An employer who finds your resume profile on FlexJobs will know you’re a job seeker. There’s no need to waste valuable character real estate in your profile title to state this obvious fact.

Write about the most important things first.

Think about the most important parts of your qualifications—the things that you would want an employer to know right off the bat. These might include:

  • The number of years of experience you have in the field.
  • Any certifications or particular educational requirements you have obtained.
  • Any special skills you possess that make you uniquely qualified.
  • A display of your passion for this line of work.
  • The specific industry or topic of your expertise.
  • Your previous remote or flexible work experience.
  • The keywords an employer would search for when they try to locate candidate résumés for a particular job.

Look to the job description for clues.

Almost all job descriptions will have a “Requirements” section, and that is a great place to start if you’re wondering what to put in your resume title. Of course, you’ll probably be applying to many different but related jobs with this one resume profile, so it’s important not to be too specific that your profile title no longer makes sense. Look at the requirements for a variety of jobs you’d like to apply for, and build a resume profile title that includes the most important requirements from each.

Take advantage of multiple resume profiles.

With FlexJobs, you have the ability to create unlimited resume profiles. Therefore, there’s no need to try to build one resume profile or write one profile title that fits every position you want to apply for. Break your job search up into different types of positions, and then create a new resume profile for each. It may take a little extra time upfront, but having a more tailored, focused resume profile title and overall profile will make you stand out as a job seeker.