A Wine Tasting and Networking Opportunity in Clifton, NJ

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The Association for Women in Communications – New Jersey Chapter (AWCNJ) is hosting their last networking event of the year with wine tasting and tapas on Wednesday, June 24, 6:30-9:00 pm at Spuntino’s in Clifton, NJ. It’s a great way to celebrate the start of summer while building your professional network. As AWCNJ’s way of saying “thank you” for your support throughout the year, AWCNJ is picking up part of the tab! The cost to attend this kickoff to summer is just $25 for both members and non-members.

AWCNJ Wine Tasting and Summer Networking Party
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas
70 Kingsland Rd, Clifton, NJ 07014

Click here for more info and to register. Don’t forget those business cards!

So, What’s Your Job Title?

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This topic has been in my mind for awhile because I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. My little dilemma (if you call it that) is based on The Creative Group’s recent post on modern creative job titles.

Whenever I go meet people in professional networking or social events, the first question they would always ask is “So, what do you do?” What’s my answer? I tell them that I’m a “graphic design and communications consultant.” However, in my mind, am I really? Does this job title accurately represent the work I do?

In my experience, I always feel that I’m more than just a graphic designer. Other than having an art school background who’s very familiar with Adobe Creative Suite, my career has progressed to writing, editing, communications strategy, web content management, email marketing, blogging, social media management (at least for my own social media platforms) as well as budding freelancer and entrepreneur.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining at all. I feel that having an additional skill set makes you more marketable to potential employers or clients, especially that technology is exponentially increasing and businesses are looking for more than just a hands-on designer.

My only complaint is…what exactly do I call myself? Do I call myself a either a “graphic design and communications consultant” or “creative services professional” since I do more than just design? Should I use my given corporate job title as “Marketing Communications Consultant” even though it sounds too broad, or something else that’s more specific? Maybe I’m overthinking this whole issue and need some sleep (it’s 1:30 am ET in the morning)?

So I have to ask, what’s your job title? Do you make up a fancy job title based on your skills? If so, what is it? I would love to hear your ideas. 🙂