I am working on a webpage that will ask about the user's occupation/job title. I was wondering if there is a good source for something like this that I could use for a dropdown list? Ideally, I would like a list that is reasonable in length (less than one hundred items) that can cover almost all potential users.

asked 12 May '11, 16:36

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This might be a bit more than you were after but the ISO standards has ~5000 standard job titles



answered 17 May '11, 03:38

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If you are looking for a uk-based solution I was pointed to this yesterday : SOC codes.


Not sure it fits your bill, but there is a hierarchy starting with 10 main categories and then going on down to - I don't know how many but its going to be a lot.

To save hunting around there is an xls file on this page:


Seemingly the JCP (Jobcentre plus) people are now adding these codes to their website.

As an aside, perhaps someone knows if (or else why not) this data is not available as LOD, or if the SOC codes relate to some recognised (international) data set that would permit other EU countries to cross ref their job vacancies too.

I wonder if these map to the French ROME codes?


eg Conducteurs (drivers) http://www.unimedia.fr/homepage/formation/rome/appellat/condu.htm


answered 26 May '11, 10:07

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