These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Sales Consultants

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago
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It’s tough to be a sales consultant 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 sales consultant isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become sales consultants in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many sales consultants 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 sales consultants 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 sales consultants:

  1. Sales Representative
  2. Account Executive
  3. Sales Associate
  4. Customer Service Representative
  5. Sales Manager
  6. Account Manager
  7. Assistant Manager
  8. Store Manager
  9. Manager
  10. Territory Manager

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a sales consultant 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 sales consultants to do.

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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 sales consultants:

  1. Territory Manager
  2. Business Developer
  3. Business Development Manager
  4. Insurance Agent
  5. Recruiter
  6. Business Manager
  7. Senior Account Executive
  8. Agent
  9. Finance Manager
  10. Solution Specialist

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.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Sales Consultants

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed sales consultant under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a sales consultant, 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:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former sales consultants.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Sales Consultants

Job Title Rank %
Sales Representative 1 2.4%
Account Executive 2 2.3%
Sales Associate 3 2.07%
Customer Service Representative 4 1.66%
Sales Manager 5 1.56%
Account Manager 6 1.23%
Assistant Manager 7 0.95%
Store Manager 8 0.95%
Manager 9 0.84%
Territory Manager 10 0.75%
Senior Sales Representative 11 0.73%
Administrative Assistant 12 0.69%
Owner 13 0.64%
Business Developer 14 0.6%
Operations Manager 15 0.56%
Consultant 16 0.54%
Sales Specialist 17 0.53%
Business Development Manager 18 0.53%
Server 19 0.52%
Director Of Sales 20 0.49%
General Manager 21 0.47%
Vice President 22 0.44%
Office Manager 23 0.44%
Regional Sales Manager 24 0.42%
Retail Sales Consultant 25 0.42%
Cashier 26 0.42%
Project Manager 27 0.39%
Specialist 28 0.38%
Substitute Teacher 29 0.37%
Team Leader 30 0.34%
Internship 31 0.33%
Owner/Operator 32 0.32%
Assistant Store Manager 33 0.31%
Supervisor 34 0.28%
Security Officer 35 0.28%
Insurance Agent 36 0.26%
Inside Sales Representative 37 0.26%
Recruiter 38 0.25%
Sales Professional 39 0.24%
Business Manager 40 0.24%
Associate 41 0.24%
Technician 42 0.24%
Senior Account Executive 43 0.24%
Teller 44 0.24%
District Sales Manager 45 0.24%
Teacher 46 0.24%
Internet Sales Manager 47 0.24%
Agent 48 0.23%
Sales/Marketing 49 0.23%
Finance Manager 50 0.23%
Solution Specialist 51 0.22%
Marketing Manager 52 0.22%
District Manager 53 0.22%
Customer Service Trainer 54 0.21%
Office Assistant 55 0.2%
Service Advisor 56 0.2%
Receptionist 57 0.2%
Personal Banker 58 0.2%
Sales And Leasing Consultant 59 0.2%
President 60 0.2%
Territory Sales Manager 61 0.2%
Driver 62 0.2%
Marketing Consultant 63 0.2%
Sales Person 64 0.19%
Customer Service Associate 65 0.19%
Property Manager 66 0.19%
Sales Associate And Customer Service 67 0.19%
Account Representative 68 0.19%
Product Specialist 69 0.18%
Volunteer 70 0.18%
Marketing Representative 71 0.18%
Service Representative 72 0.18%
Design Consultant 73 0.17%
Direct Sales Representative 74 0.17%
Chief Executive Officer 75 0.17%
Sales Agent 76 0.17%
Business Analyst 77 0.16%
Coordinator 78 0.16%
Customer Service Specialist 79 0.16%
Marketing Director 80 0.16%
Director 81 0.16%
Service Manager 82 0.15%
Finance Advisor 83 0.15%
Department Manager 84 0.14%
Outside Sales Representative 85 0.14%
Service Consultant 86 0.14%
Regional Manager 87 0.14%
Technical Support Specialist 88 0.14%
Wireless Consultant 89 0.14%
Admissions Representative 90 0.14%
Real Estate Agent 91 0.14%
Merchandiser 92 0.14%
Human Resources Coordinator 93 0.14%
Loan Officer 94 0.14%
Business Consultant 95 0.13%
Sales Account Manager 96 0.13%
Regional Accounts Manager 97 0.13%
Sales Supervisor 98 0.13%
National Account Manager 99 0.13%
Senior Account Manager 100 0.13%

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