Do you need to hire someone who can “do it all”? I found 12 ideas of a job title for someone who does everything. But first, let’s look at the meaning of “Jack of all Trades”…and “Jill of all Trades.”
Jack of all Trades meaning
“Jack of all Trades” started in the 1600s and describes someone who can do many different tasks. “Jill of all Trades” means the same thing, but for women.
Jack of all Trades is trending up…but can be exclusionary
You might have heard the phrase “Jack of All Trades, master of none” (or “Jill of All Trades master of none”), which is not the most desirable way to describe a person with many talents. On top of that, Jack is most commonly a man’s name. So if you are using the phrase “Jack of all Trades” in your job ads, you might deter women from applying.
“Jack of all Trades” is still trending up:
But, some companies started using “Jill of all Trades” or even “Jane of all Trades” to remove gender bias from their JDs.
Using these job titles can still leave out men and some LGBTQ+ candidates who don’t identify with a gender. I suggest replacing Jack, Jill, and Jane of all Trades in your job with something more inclusive.
So, here are 12 ideas to help you choose a gender-neutral job title for someone who does everything.
A more inclusive job title for “Jack of all Trades” (12 ideas)
- Generalist — this title is often used in HR (e.g., HR Generalist) and means someone who does a bit of everything in their HR Department.
- Person of Many Skills — Kagoagh Resort and Fishing Lodge uses this simple inclusive title.
- Scrum Facilitator — this title is specific to project management, and it is a more inclusive version of Scrum Master.
- Administrative Services Specialist — Welch LLP (and many others) use this job title.
- Relationship Manager – Coast Capital Savings Federal Credit Union uses this job title for someone who does everything.
- Service Advisor — Pro Cycle is looking for someone who does everything. Their job ad for a Service Advisor says: “You know how to juggle a backyard mechanical project, a full-time job in customer service and a babysitting gig on the side. You can multitask like a boss.”
- Assistant — assistants are often expected to fulfill any request and “assistant jobs” is a commonly-searched term by candidates. You can add some detail if you like: Personal Assistant, Virtual Assistant, General Assistant, Office Assistant, etc.
- General Laborer — this is the a person of all trades who literally works with all trades on a construction site.
- Coordinator — candidates looking for Coordinator jobs are usually great at juggling tasks. Coordinator job titles can be found across many different departments, especially in social media.
- Polymath — Stewart Brand of Whole Earth Catalog has been called a “Polymath” (someone of widespread learning)
- Problem Solver — Stoneridge, Inc. uses this title for their engineers.
- Tinkerer — this is a common title for someone who repairs electronics.
Note: The last 2 ideas came from our post on creative job titles (for Jack of all Trades). There are some funny ones for lots of other jobs too.
And why not throw in one more fun suggestion I saw on Reddit:
If you have other great ideas of a job title for someone who does everything, email Heather@ongig.com to add it to the list.
Why I wrote this
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- “Jack of all trades” meaning (by vocabulary.com)
- Job title for the guy that does everything (Reddit)
- Jill-of-all-trades meaning (by Your Dictionary)
- Jack of all trades trend (by Google Trends)
- Simply Hired — Jack of all Trades
- Indeed — Jack of All Trades