These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Store Managers

We used our database of over 7 million resumes to determine which careers former store managers are entering now.

Chris Kolmarby Chris KolmarFormer Jobs, Rankings - 5 months ago

It’s tough to be a store 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 store manager isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become store managers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many store 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 store 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 store managers:

  1. Assistant Manager
  2. General Manager
  3. Assistant Store Manager
  4. Customer Service Representative
  5. Operations Manager
  6. Sales Associate
  7. Manager
  8. District Manager
  9. Sales Representative
  10. Office Manager

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a store 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 store managers 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 store managers:

  1. Retail Sales Consultant
  2. Shift Supervisor
  3. Operations Director
  4. Personal Banker
  5. Service Advisor
  6. Insurance Agent
  7. Business Developer
  8. Recruiter
  9. Sales Person
  10. Sales 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 Store Managers

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

  • 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 store managers.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Store Managers

Job Title Rank %
Assistant Manager 1 3.15%
General Manager 2 2.55%
Assistant Store Manager 3 2.39%
Customer Service Representative 4 1.86%
Operations Manager 5 1.67%
Sales Associate 6 1.66%
Manager 7 1.52%
District Manager 8 1.27%
Sales Representative 9 1.22%
Office Manager 10 1.13%
Sales Manager 11 1.02%
Administrative Assistant 12 1.0%
Owner 13 0.71%
Account Executive 14 0.67%
Account Manager 15 0.66%
Sales Consultant 16 0.6%
Team Leader 17 0.5%
Cashier 18 0.45%
Supervisor 19 0.45%
Owner/Operator 20 0.45%
Department Manager 21 0.4%
Server 22 0.39%
Branch Manager 23 0.39%
Project Manager 24 0.38%
District Sales Manager 25 0.38%
Service Manager 26 0.37%
Co-Manager 27 0.37%
Human Resources Manager 28 0.36%
Internship 29 0.34%
Area Manager 30 0.33%
Substitute Teacher 31 0.33%
Human Resources Coordinator 32 0.31%
Specialist 33 0.28%
Retail Sales Consultant 34 0.27%
Technician 35 0.26%
Teller 36 0.25%
Teacher 37 0.25%
Customer Service Trainer 38 0.24%
Property Manager 39 0.24%
Consultant 40 0.24%
Regional Manager 41 0.24%
Office Assistant 42 0.23%
Training Manager 43 0.23%
Customer Service Manager 44 0.23%
Security Officer 45 0.22%
Shift Supervisor 46 0.22%
Assistant General Manager 47 0.21%
Operations Director 48 0.21%
Shift Manager 49 0.21%
Personal Banker 50 0.2%
Store Director 51 0.2%
Volunteer 52 0.2%
Customer Service Associate 53 0.2%
Receptionist 54 0.19%
Vice President 55 0.19%
Pharmacist Technician 56 0.19%
Service Advisor 57 0.18%
Associate 58 0.18%
Machine Operator 59 0.18%
Executive Assistant 60 0.18%
Marketing Manager 61 0.18%
Business Developer 62 0.17%
Insurance Agent 63 0.17%
Business Manager 64 0.17%
Recruiter 65 0.17%
Sales Person 66 0.17%
Sales Specialist 67 0.17%
Buyer 68 0.17%
Coordinator 69 0.16%
Merchandising Manager 70 0.16%
Shift Leader 71 0.16%
Driver 72 0.16%
Retail Sales Manager 73 0.16%
Certified Nursing Assistant 74 0.16%
Medical Assistant 75 0.16%
Merchandiser 76 0.16%
Warehouse Manager 77 0.15%
Director Of Sales 78 0.15%
Territory Manager 79 0.15%
Regional Sales Manager 80 0.15%
Warehouse Associate 81 0.15%
Product Manager 82 0.15%
Director 83 0.14%
Registered Nurse 84 0.14%
Owner/Manager 85 0.14%
Agent 86 0.14%
Operation Supervisor 87 0.14%
Sales Leader 88 0.14%
Market Manager 89 0.14%
Technical Support Specialist 90 0.14%
Program Manager 91 0.13%
Assistant 92 0.13%
Senior Manager 93 0.13%
Store Team Leader 94 0.13%
Marketing Director 95 0.13%
Realtor 96 0.13%
Maintenance Technician 97 0.13%
Accounts Payable Clerk 98 0.13%
Associate Manager 99 0.13%
Territory Sales Manager 100 0.13%

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