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nomii
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10/31/2014 | 12:21:17 AM
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@Li a very valid observation indeed. I feel that its better to do the to a person in company working under some related profile rather than creating a new position. Big companys can have that leverage to appoint new position but what about SMBs. Can they?
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10/30/2014 | 10:57:18 PM
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@SaneIT,

I agree with you. I was at a company in the past where one guy constantly wanted us to have "better" titles. This thread reminded me of that. I would think enjoying your role would be more important day to day. I also understand loking out for future prospects.
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10/29/2014 | 7:21:31 AM
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@pcharles09, I guess that is part of my problem.  I don't worry about how something will look in my resume. I don't activly plan to leave jobs, some of them just run their course, I out grow them or the company itself hits a wall.  The way I look at it I'd rather have the title Director or Manager at a growing company where I have the freedom to drive technology than the title CIO at a company where growth and change are suffocated under the weight of process and tradition.
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10/28/2014 | 8:01:02 PM
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@SaneIT,

I understand. Been there too. But most people like the title since it stands out more on a resume than the bullet points underneath.
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10/28/2014 | 7:59:37 PM
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@batye,

The crazy part is that there's typically no continuity with what the new executives do. As expected, they usually do something drastic when they come into power to make their mark, which may or may not be good for the organization.
Joe Stanganelli
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10/4/2014 | 12:20:12 AM
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Anytime you create new, redundant positions, you're going to have internal strife, I think.

And holy bejeezus, it seems every week there are twenty new articles about what new C-Suite or near-C-Suite position your organization needs -- and it's been this way for years.

I'm waiting for someone to suggest a Chief Making Sure The Keys on Everyone's Keyboards Don't Stick Officer.
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10/4/2014 | 12:05:41 AM
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I think the critical thing is definiting neatly the job profile of this BIO. It's pretty sure that this new position would be more business inclined rather than technical oriented. But will such kind of business/technique division creates new conflict between BIO and CIO?
Joe Stanganelli
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10/3/2014 | 3:56:17 PM
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@Alison: Yes!  Precisely one of the problems with all of these new title fads.  Many recruiters, unfortunately, tend to be (I believe as a matter of federal law) dull and unimaginative; if you don't fit a profile excruciatingly neatly, you get filtered into the circular file.

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10/2/2014 | 7:14:41 AM
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@Alison_Diana, yes, if I decided to leave that is exactly how I would approach it.  I've held positions in large companies where I had a local studio title and a global title so there were some funny moments when people would ask why I kept changing jobs.    At the end of the day I'm performing the functions of CIO, I'm just not in an organization that wants a position on their org chart that says CIO.  I think that most savvy HR professionals understand that titles are not a one to one match across companies.
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10/1/2014 | 11:49:31 AM
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@Alison_Diana, interesting point... it seems like everything changes in corporate world over night... with titles and...
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