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If you got the promotion but left before the date it took effect, is it okay to specify the role you were promoted to as your past job title on LinkedIn?

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Will the title show up on your employment background check? Probably not if you left before it took effect. Hope that answers your question! Adding to my response: if it’s for LinkedIn only, go ahead as it’s not necessarily deemed as your official or legal work record (anyone can write anything and frankly many do). When listing on your resume, you can add the fact that you were given the promotion to xyz and left before it officially took effect. Hope this helps!

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I would say technically no it’s not the “right” thing to do as you never actually held that rank. At the lower levels, it will probably not be a big deal and you’ll likely never get discovered.

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No. They can check title on background checks and you will be caught.

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