If I have to introduce myself within the organization where I am working what is the correct sentence:

I am Senior IT Engineer


I am a Senior IT Engineer?

Also what is the general rule to introduce your job to someone, do we have to use any article before job title?

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In just about every case that comes to mind, you would use a definite or indefinite article when describing your employment. The reason for this is that the job title (such as "Engineer", "Farmer" or "Accountant") is a noun and should be treated as such in a sentence.

In this situation, the correct sentence would be "I am a Senior IT Engineer" (one of many Senior IT Engineers) or "I am the Senior IT Engineer" (you are the only Senior IT Engineer).

In the same way that you wouldn't say "I am person" but rather "I am a person", saying "I am Senior IT Engineer" is incorrect.

  • English learning textbooks by Cambridge University Press say that sentences like "She’s lead singer in a rock band" or "She's been appointed head of the company" are correct. How do they differ from "I am Senior IT Engineer"?
    – Karolis
    Apr 26, 2021 at 12:28

I'd say the main difference is whether there is more than one person in that position. So, for example, if you were to say "I am Senior IT Engineer" you would essentially be saying "I am the Senior IT Engineer," implying that you are the only one who holds the title. (Personally I would go with "I'm Senior IT Engineer," since "I am Senior IT Engineer" sounds sort of robotic.) If there is more than one Senior IT Engineer, then you should always say "I am a Senior IT Engineer."

  • Kind of like Scar says "I am the King" to his hyenas in Disney cartoon.
    – Swift
    Jun 12, 2021 at 0:31

Yes, you would put an article before it. For example, I might say I'm a Molecular Genetics Technologist at Labcorp or I'm a graduate student at NCSU.


You may say, " My title is Senior IT Engineer."

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