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It’s tough to be a human resources manager 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 human resources manager isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become human resources managers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.
With so many human resources managers 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 human resources managers 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 human resources managers:
These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a human resources manager 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 human resources managers 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 human resources managers:
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 human resources manager under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a human resources manager, 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 human resources managers.
|Human Resources Coordinator||1||10.9%|
|Director Of Human Resources||2||5.45%|
|Human Resources Generalist||3||4.17%|
|Human Resources Business Partner||4||2.74%|
|Human Resources Consultant||5||2.7%|
|Senior Human Resources Manager||7||1.47%|
|Human Resource Specialist||9||1.28%|
|Regional Human Resources Manager||10||1.15%|
|Senior Human Resources Business Partner||11||1.01%|
|Senior Human Resources Generalist||13||0.94%|
|Human Resources Lead||20||0.52%|
|Human Resources Assistant||21||0.48%|
|Senior Human Resources Consultant||24||0.41%|
|Talent Acquisition Manager||27||0.38%|
|Customer Service Representative||28||0.36%|
|Human Resources Analyst||29||0.36%|
|Employee Relations Manager||31||0.35%|
|Human Resources Recruiter||32||0.34%|
|Corporate Human Resources Manager||35||0.3%|
|Senior Director Human Resources||45||0.27%|
|Employee Relations Specialist||46||0.27%|
|Human Resource Advisor||48||0.25%|
|Human Resources Supervisor||49||0.25%|
|Accounts Payable Clerk||59||0.22%|
|Assistant Store Manager||61||0.2%|
|Director Of Human Resources Operations||67||0.18%|
|Assistant Vice President||68||0.18%|
|Human Resource Officer||69||0.18%|
|Senior Human Resources Specialist||73||0.17%|
|Human Resources Contractor||74||0.17%|
|Senior Technical Recruiter||76||0.17%|
|Director, Human Resources And Administration||77||0.17%|
|Human Resources Trainer||79||0.16%|
|Business Development Manager||82||0.14%|
|Talent Acquisition Consultant||84||0.14%|
|Chief Finance Officer||89||0.14%|
|Senior Technician Specialist||92||0.14%|
|Director Of Talent Acquisition||94||0.13%|
|Human Resources Generalist/Manager||96||0.13%|
|Corporate Director, Human Resources||97||0.13%|
|Human Resources Administration Manager||98||0.13%|
|Human Resources Administrative Assistant||99||0.13%|
|Chief Executive Officer||100||0.13%|
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