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It’s tough to be a account executive nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.
While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a account executive isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become account executives in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.
With so many account executives no longer sticking around, this begs the question:
What are they all doing now?
We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former account executives to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.
The full list of those jobs can be found below.
Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former account executives:
These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a account executive would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.
Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former account executives to do.
But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.
Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former account executives:
Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.
Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed account executive under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a account executive, sorting them by their most frequent.
That’s how we made the initial ranked list.
To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:
That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former account executives.
|Senior Account Executive||3||2.07%|
|Business Development Manager||6||1.3%|
|Director Of Sales||8||1.1%|
|Customer Service Representative||13||0.79%|
|Regional Sales Manager||14||0.76%|
|Senior Account Manager||19||0.6%|
|National Account Manager||26||0.44%|
|District Sales Manager||30||0.38%|
|Business Development Executive||37||0.31%|
|Inside Sales Representative||39||0.28%|
|Senior Sales Executive||42||0.27%|
|Senior Sales Representative||47||0.25%|
|Director Of Sales And Marketing||48||0.25%|
|Territory Sales Manager||50||0.25%|
|Sales And Marketing Manager||54||0.23%|
|Regional Accounts Manager||55||0.23%|
|Chief Executive Officer||56||0.23%|
|National Account Executive||57||0.22%|
|Vice President, Business Development||59||0.22%|
|Enterprise Account Executive||61||0.2%|
|Key Account Manager||62||0.2%|
|National Sales Manager||63||0.2%|
|Regional Sales Director||67||0.19%|
|Regional Account Executive||72||0.18%|
|Real Estate Agent||73||0.18%|
|Pharmaceutical Sales Representative||78||0.17%|
|Major Account Executive||80||0.17%|
|Strategic Accounts Manager||82||0.17%|
|Sales Account Manager||83||0.17%|
|Business Development Representative||86||0.17%|
|Senior Project Manager||90||0.16%|
|Assistant Vice President||99||0.14%|
|Business Development Consultant||100||0.14%|
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