It’s tough to be a marketing 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 marketing manager isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become marketing managers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.
With so many marketing 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 marketing 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 marketing managers:
These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a marketing 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 marketing 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 marketing 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 marketing manager under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a marketing 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 marketing managers.
|Marketing Communications Manager||7||0.91%|
|Business Development Manager||12||0.76%|
|Product Marketing Manager||13||0.69%|
|Senior Manager Of Marketing||15||0.68%|
|Digital Marketing Manager||16||0.65%|
|Director Of Communications And Marketing||28||0.47%|
|Director Of Sales||29||0.45%|
|Senior Product Manager||33||0.41%|
|Senior Project Manager||38||0.35%|
|Senior Product Marketing Manager||42||0.33%|
|Marketing Program Manager||44||0.32%|
|Chief Executive Officer||45||0.32%|
|Director Of Sales And Marketing||46||0.31%|
|Senior Account Manager||47||0.29%|
|Regional Sales Manager||48||0.29%|
|Regional Marketing Manager||50||0.29%|
|Social Media Manager||52||0.28%|
|Customer Service Representative||53||0.28%|
|Sales And Marketing Manager||55||0.27%|
|Senior Director Of Marketing||57||0.27%|
|Chief Marketing Officer||58||0.26%|
|Director, Product Marketing||59||0.26%|
|Marketing And Communication Consultant||61||0.25%|
|Freelance Marketing Consultant||62||0.25%|
|Marketing Communications Specialist||64||0.24%|
|Director Of Strategy||67||0.22%|
|Head Of Marketing||68||0.22%|
|Director Of Digital Marketing||69||0.21%|
|Director, Global Marketing||77||0.19%|
|Senior Brand Manager||79||0.18%|
|Marketing And Operations Manager||81||0.17%|
|Online Marketing Manager||86||0.17%|
|Writer And Editor||87||0.17%|
|Brand Marketing Manager||88||0.17%|
|Search Engine Optimizer||90||0.16%|
|Vice President, Business Development||92||0.16%|
|Senior Account Executive||100||0.15%|