Job titles vs. real work done

Just almost two years in the workplace setting, I learned some things about a job title. One, it gives you the authority and leverage to do something you are called for. Two, it may not have anything to do with what you’re actually assigned to do. Three, you may have the title because of your credentials, but deep inside, you know that you are all pomp and branding.

I think that job titles, if not all, are just fancy labels. You can pretend to be somebody just because of the title you are holding. However, you can only act for so long before people find out what you really are. Call yourself whatever you like, but what matters at the end of the day is the work that you do. And what kind of work? Work that adds value and meaning to everyone around you. Work that brings change. Work that matters. And this goes beyond sending emails.

Are you what you say you are?

So the next time you introduce yourself to someone, calling yourself with your job title, make sure that you are what you say you are.

How?

By doing real work. By producing tangible outputs.

If actions speak louder than words, it goes the same for your work. You are judged by the work you do, not by what you say you do.


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