When a job application asks the Supervisor's Title, what are they asking?

A job title is a term that describes the position held by the supervisor in question, typically it is a few words or less. If you don't know what the supervisor's job title is, you may need to contact the company's human resources department to get the exact wording for the job title in question.

A potential employer wants you to note the job title of the supervisor where you previously worked to make it easier to contact the person, or perhaps to get a better sense of the type of position the supervisor (and you) had and to get a sense of the chain of command.

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Updated on Monday, July 29 2013 at 04:14AM EDT