Employment Categories

Employment categories (see employments ontology reference) are canonicalized Domains, Seniority, and/or Roles inferred from a given person's employment title and description. Employment categories are only applicable for the Person data type.

  • Domain categories reflect career types (e.g. Human Resources, or Food Preparation)
  • Role categories describe specialized job types, and are often indicative of rank (e.g. Manager, CEO)
  • Seniority categories indicate a person's relative experience (e.g. Junior, or Senior)

A given employment may have one or several attributed categories.

This reference is helpful for narrowing down queries for person employments on the Diffbot Knowledge Graph where inconsistent titles might be used, such as Engineer or Software Developer, both of which will be attributed the domain category Engineering, IT and Software Development.

An example DQL query using an employment category on this list might look like this —

# Query for engineering managers
type:Person employment.{categories:"Engineering, IT and Software Development" categories:"Manager" isCurrent:true}

By Domain

An employment category reflecting various career types (e.g. Human Resources, or Food Preparation)

Category TypePrimary CategorySecondary CategoryTertiary CategoryQuaternary CategoryQuinary Category
DomainAdministrative, Planning, Purchasing
DomainAgriculture, Farming, Forestry and related
DomainArchitecture, Cartography & Urban planning
DomainBuilding and Grounds Cleaning and Related
DomainBusiness
DomainConstruction, Electricity, Plumbing
DomainCounseling, Social Work, Person Care
Academic Administration
DomainDesign and Graphic Arts
DomainEngineering, IT and Software Development
Artificial Intelligence
Backend Developer
Cybersecurity
Data Science
DevOps Developer
Frontend Developer
Fullstack Developer or Architect
Games Developer
Information Technology
Mobile Developer
DomainFinance
DomainFood Preparation and Service
DomainHealthcare and Medicine
DomainHuman Resources and Recruiting
DomainIndustrial Production and Distribution (goods and food)
DomainInstallation, Maintenance, and Repair
DomainLegal and Regulatory Compliance
DomainLibrary and Archiving
DomainLocal Services and Animal Care
DomainMarketing, Communication and Public Relations
DomainMilitary
DomainNews, Entertainment, Sports and Performing Arts
DomainPolice, Firefighting, Emergencies and Private Security
DomainPolitics
DomainReligion
DomainResearch and Science
DomainSales
DomainSupport and Customer Service
DomainTeaching and Academics
DomainTransportation and Material Moving
DomainTravel Agencies and Tourism

By Role

An employment category indicating a person's relative rank (e.g. Manager, CEO). Note that this list is not explicitly ordered.

Category TypePrimary CategorySecondary CategoryTertiary CategoryQuaternary CategoryQuinary Category
RoleManagement
Executive
Board Member
Chairman
Director
Founder
Leadership
Chief Officer
CAO
CCO
CEO
CFO
CIO
CLO
CMO
COO
CTO
President
Vice President
Shareholder
Manager

By Seniority

An employment category indicating a person's relative experience (e.g. Junior, or Senior)

Category TypePrimary CategorySecondary CategoryTertiary CategoryQuaternary CategoryQuinary Category
SeniorityFreelance
SeniorityIntern
SeniorityJunior
SeniorityRetired
SenioritySenior
SeniorityStudent

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