These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Senior Consultants

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 12 months ago
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It’s tough to be a senior 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 senior consultant isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become senior consultants in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many senior 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 senior 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 senior consultants:

  1. Consultant
  2. Project Manager
  3. Senior Project Manager
  4. Vice President
  5. Manager
  6. Senior Software Engineer
  7. Principal Consultant
  8. Business Analyst
  9. Senior Manager
  10. Program Manager

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a senior 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 senior 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 senior consultants:

  1. Principal
  2. Solutions Architect
  3. Information Technology Project Manager
  4. Architect
  5. Business Developer
  6. Lead Technician
  7. Information Technology Manager
  8. Chief Executive Officer
  9. Project Leader
  10. Director Of Information

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 Senior Consultants

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Senior Consultants

Job Title Rank %
Consultant 1 3.04%
Project Manager 2 2.1%
Senior Project Manager 3 1.57%
Vice President 4 1.4%
Manager 5 1.33%
Senior Software Engineer 6 1.3%
Principal Consultant 7 1.23%
Business Analyst 8 1.1%
Senior Manager 9 1.06%
Program Manager 10 1.05%
Principal 11 0.94%
Management Consultant 12 0.89%
Solutions Architect 13 0.79%
Director 14 0.73%
Senior Business Analyst 15 0.61%
Associate 16 0.58%
Information Technology Project Manager 17 0.56%
Lead Consultant 18 0.53%
Architect 19 0.53%
President 20 0.49%
Team Leader 21 0.47%
Business Developer 22 0.47%
Lead Technician 23 0.45%
Product Manager 24 0.45%
Information Technology Manager 25 0.39%
Owner 26 0.39%
Chief Executive Officer 27 0.39%
Senior Analyst 28 0.38%
Information Technology Consultant 29 0.36%
Senior Associate 30 0.34%
Operations Manager 31 0.34%
Project Leader 32 0.33%
Senior Systems Engineer 33 0.33%
Director Of Information 34 0.32%
Managing Director 35 0.31%
Senior Architect 36 0.3%
Senior Director 37 0.3%
Chief Finance Officer 38 0.29%
Chief Technology Officer 39 0.28%
Systems Analyst 40 0.28%
Senior Solutions Architect 41 0.27%
Senior Programmer Analyst 42 0.27%
Senior Engineer 43 0.27%
Senior Vice President 44 0.26%
Executive Director 45 0.26%
Operations Director 46 0.25%
Technical Consultant 47 0.25%
Consultant/Project Manager 48 0.25%
Marketing Manager 49 0.25%
Founder 50 0.25%
Manager And Consultant 51 0.24%
Senior Management Consultant 52 0.24%
Systems Administrator 53 0.24%
Software Engineer 54 0.24%
Associate Director 55 0.24%
Senior Finance Analyst 56 0.24%
Systems Engineer 57 0.24%
Human Resources Coordinator 58 0.23%
Business Consultant 59 0.22%
Managing Partner 60 0.22%
Finance Manager 61 0.22%
Subject Matter Expert 62 0.22%
Lead Architect 63 0.21%
Data Analyst 64 0.21%
Senior Systems Analyst 65 0.21%
Finance Analyst 66 0.2%
Chief Operating Officer 67 0.2%
Information Technology Director 68 0.2%
Database Administrator 69 0.2%
Contractor/Consultant 70 0.2%
Technology Architect 71 0.2%
Recruiter 72 0.2%
Account Executive 73 0.2%
Senior Product Manager 74 0.19%
Partner 75 0.19%
General Manager 76 0.19%
Technical Project Manager 77 0.19%
Adjunct Professor 78 0.19%
Finance Director 79 0.18%
Quality Assurance Lead 80 0.18%
Senior Advisor 81 0.18%
Founder And Chief Executive Officer 82 0.17%
President/Chief Executive Officer 83 0.17%
Senior Technical Consultant 84 0.16%
Senior Technician Specialist 85 0.16%
Analyst 86 0.16%
Architect And Developer 87 0.16%
Director Of Strategy 88 0.16%
Information Technology Specialist 89 0.16%
Chief Information Officer 90 0.16%
Program Director 91 0.16%
Co-Founder 92 0.16%
Controller 93 0.16%
Sales Consultant 94 0.16%
Business Development Manager 95 0.15%
Business Analyst-Consultant 96 0.15%
Engagement Manager 97 0.15%
Human Resources Manager 98 0.15%
Account Manager 99 0.15%
Developer/Consultant 100 0.15%