Is there downside to title inflation?
I'm an acquisitions associate at an entrepreneurialand I'm getting promoted (woohoo!). The title my company proposed for me is " ". Neither my role nor my responsibilities will change. I'll still be under my current boss and still the superior to just 1 analyst. Only my title (and some pay) is changing. This is obviously a huge jump in title, especially considering I'm only 27.
It's awesome I get to say that I'm an MD and blast it on my Linkedin etc. However, I feel like I could be hurting myself longterm by inflating my title this much. For one, I'm not exactly doing MD-level work. I wear a lot of hats and am client-facing, but I also very much still play an analyst role on a 3 person team. Also, if I get promoted again, what title am I gonna get? Senior? Junior CIO perhaps? More likely, I'll be at this title level for several years even if I do get "promotions" and increasing responsibilities... More like growing into my title... (which might not be a bad thing?). Finally, I wonder what a hiring manager would think if the person saw that I went from Associate to Managing Director.
Kind of just throwing my thoughts out there to see if there are any opinions. I guess I'm curious to know if I should counter their proposed title with something like "" or should I just take the MD title they're proposing me? Good problem to have, I know hahaha.