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    Normally, when I see people write on their CV, "Lead of project X: 2013 - 2014" or "Project X (Lead)", I'd assume that they have led some people on project X.

    But am I wrong to think that it could be that they didn't lead an actual team in that project but more or less they are the people who are 'leading' a particular work since they are the only go-to-person for the job or the only person who can do the job?

    Is it a misleading term or is it correct to put "Lead" without a team member? I'm at a particular scenario where the project is solely done by me or 'led' by me and a lot of people are coming to me and asking questions about the project. My manager also consults me if they have any questions or if there's any improvement we can do for the project I'm doing or 'leading'.

    A lot of people have the word Lead in their job title, especially when they have responsibility for something being completed but not a team to help them with it. They obviously still have to report into someone who oversees their work, but it doesn't mean that it would be unfair to say they "led"

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    (Original post by kka25)
    Led a project and Led a team on a project are different. If you say Led and then don't follow up with some indication of the number of people that reported to you , then the presumption is that you didn't lead people, you were just the focal point for a piece of work. You have to be specific about what you led, employers own't presume you led people unless you say you did, or it is self evident from the nature of the role.
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