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Preppally | Career Guidance | Find a job at a tech company

Let’s start this article with a fact: job titles have gone crazy

Should I apply for a Business Development Manager role? Is Account Director a better fit? And do I need to be an engineer to become a Cloud Solution Architect?

Nowadays, it’s extremely hard to navigate job titles and figure out which vacancy is the best fit for your experience. That means: not too low and not out of your league. Especially for those starting their career, it is almost impossible to figure out which roles are entry-level positions. 

You will find all the answers you need for commercial roles in the guide below

Preppally | Career Guidance | Jeroen De Koninck | Founder

Written by Jeroen
Founder Preppally
July, 26, 2022

Preppally | Career Guidance | Jeroen De Koninck | Founder

Written by Jeroen
Founder Preppally
July, 26, 2022

Which job title fits my experience best

Let’s start this article with a fact: job titles have gone crazy.

Should I apply for a Business Development Manager role? Is Account Director a better fit? And do I need to be an engineer to become a Cloud Solution Architect?

Nowadays, it’s extremely hard to navigate job titles and figure out which vacancy is the best fit for your experience. That means: not too low and not out of your league. Especially for those starting their career, it is almost impossible to figure out which roles are entry-level positions.

You will find all the answers you need for commercial roles in the guide below.

Job title and experience guide explained

The job title guide is specifically made for profiles looking to work in sales jobs, specialist roles, marketing positions, data jobs and program management roles (commercial)

For every type of role you will find a breakdown for the following elements:

1. Years of experience

Roles are broken down into three categories:

  • Entry-level roles: between 0 and two years of experience
  • Starter roles: between two and six years of experience
  • Mid-senior roles: more than six years of experience
Job title Level of Experience

2. Impact on P&L (profit and loss)

You will find a rating out of five stars how this role impacts the profit and loss of a company. The higher the number of stars, the more impact the role has directly on the topline revenue of a company.

A lower amount of stars means the job title has less impact on the profit and loss of a company – these roles are often considered ‘support’ roles within a tech company.

Job Title Impact on P&L

3. Technical Knowledge

The rating for technical knowledge shows how in-depth your technical knowledge needs to be in order to perform the role type. Still, in the guide we solely talk about commercial roles – which means that none of the roles requires an engineering degree.

As a Cloud Solution Architect, you for example need to understand principles about Cloud Computing, infrastructure, data, privacy and security. This knowledge is not related to Computer Science or coding and can be researched online.

Job title Technical Knowledge

4. Level of Specialisation

The level of specialisation comes down on how specialised the role type is. Often specialised roles require either educational background and/or on the job experience with a product, tool and/or knowledge.

Job title Level of Specialisation

5. Easiness for entry-level role

Easiness for an entry-level role means how easy it is to get a role within this job type as a graduate or someone with less than two years of experience. This doesn’t mean it is going to be easy, especially at top tech companies.

Sales roles are mostly easier as an entry into big tech companies or start-ups as there are more roles. For specific specialists, they will have fewer roles and candidates with more experience which increases competition.

The more stars, the easier it is to get an entry-level position in this category.

Job title Ease for Entry Level

6. Client facing communication

Lastly, we look at the amount of time that is client-facing in the role. This means the amount of time you will spend on ‘external’ versus ‘internal’ communication. Not everyone wants to be in a client facing position and sometimes job titles might be misleading. For example a ‘Video Specialist’ still will talk a lot to clients, while it might sound more like an internal specialist.

Job title Client Facing Communication

Ready to scan through 100+ job titles?

Written by Jeroen
Founder Preppally
June, 26, 2022

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