The Occupation is a recognized skill, qualification, trade or profession and should not be confused with a Job Title which is usually a cultural or political statement of status that does not always reflect the person's duties or occupation.
Choose the set of available occupations carefully, if your vacancies are to be published you may find your publisher has already defined a set of allowable occupations. Occupations should be:
If these guidelines are followed occupational searching and analysis of your database will be much more effective. For example, to perform an occupation related salary survey run the Reports->Placements Analysis menu command and print the Placements Analysis report grouped by occupation.