These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Team Leaders

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 10 months ago
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It’s tough to be a team leader 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 team leader isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become team leaders in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many team leaders 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 team leaders 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 team leaders:

  1. Customer Service Representative
  2. Project Manager
  3. Sales Associate
  4. Manager
  5. Supervisor
  6. Operations Manager
  7. Assistant Manager
  8. Consultant
  9. Internship
  10. Administrative Assistant

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a team leader 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 team leaders 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 team leaders:

  1. Lead Technician
  2. Production Supervisor
  3. Operation Supervisor
  4. Senior Manager
  5. Quality Assurance Lead
  6. Service Manager
  7. Data Analyst
  8. Department Manager
  9. Business Developer
  10. Recruiter

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 Team Leaders

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

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Team Leaders

Job Title Rank %
Customer Service Representative 1 1.43%
Project Manager 2 0.9%
Sales Associate 3 0.82%
Manager 4 0.82%
Supervisor 5 0.79%
Operations Manager 6 0.74%
Assistant Manager 7 0.68%
Consultant 8 0.61%
Internship 9 0.58%
Administrative Assistant 10 0.55%
Program Manager 11 0.54%
Store Manager 12 0.49%
Registered Nurse 13 0.47%
Business Analyst 14 0.45%
Sales Representative 15 0.44%
Office Manager 16 0.41%
Teacher 17 0.4%
Cashier 18 0.4%
Senior Software Engineer 19 0.35%
Account Manager 20 0.34%
Specialist 21 0.33%
Machine Operator 22 0.32%
Senior Consultant 23 0.31%
Server 24 0.31%
Lead Technician 25 0.29%
Owner 26 0.29%
Security Officer 27 0.28%
Vice President 28 0.28%
Project Leader 29 0.28%
Research Assistant 30 0.28%
Volunteer 31 0.27%
Account Executive 32 0.26%
Production Supervisor 33 0.26%
Analyst 34 0.26%
Technician 35 0.26%
Operation Supervisor 36 0.25%
Substitute Teacher 37 0.25%
General Manager 38 0.25%
Associate 39 0.24%
Senior Project Manager 40 0.24%
Senior Manager 41 0.24%
Systems Administrator 42 0.23%
Coordinator 43 0.23%
Sales Manager 44 0.23%
Maintenance Technician 45 0.22%
Billing Specialist 46 0.22%
Senior Team Lead 47 0.21%
Material Handler 48 0.21%
Director 49 0.21%
Case Manager 50 0.21%
Quality Assurance Lead 51 0.2%
Assistant Store Manager 52 0.2%
Instructor 53 0.19%
Service Manager 54 0.19%
Technical Support Specialist 55 0.19%
Product Manager 56 0.18%
Sales Consultant 57 0.17%
Customer Service Trainer 58 0.17%
Field Service Technician 59 0.17%
Data Analyst 60 0.16%
Human Resources Coordinator 61 0.16%
Receptionist 62 0.16%
Department Manager 63 0.16%
Office Assistant 64 0.16%
Driver 65 0.15%
Business Developer 66 0.15%
Systems Engineer 67 0.15%
Recruiter 68 0.15%
Shift Supervisor 69 0.15%
Senior Analyst 70 0.15%
Team Manager 71 0.14%
Teller 72 0.14%
Solutions Architect 73 0.14%
Assistant Vice President 74 0.14%
Forklift Operator 75 0.14%
Medical Assistant 76 0.13%
Certified Nursing Assistant 77 0.13%
Software Engineer 78 0.13%
Information Technology Manager 79 0.13%
Customer Service Specialist 80 0.13%
Operations Director 81 0.13%
Shift Leader 82 0.13%
Service Representative 83 0.13%
Information Technology Project Manager 84 0.12%
Technical Support Technician 85 0.12%
Principal 86 0.12%
Owner/Operator 87 0.12%
Customer Service Associate 88 0.12%
Project Coordinator 89 0.12%
Warehouse Associate 90 0.12%
Purchasing Manager 91 0.12%
Service Delivery Manager 92 0.12%
Squad Leader 93 0.12%
Operator 94 0.11%
Administrator 95 0.11%
Support Specialist 96 0.11%
Agent 97 0.11%
Pharmacist Technician 98 0.11%
Network Engineer 99 0.11%
Human Resources Manager 100 0.11%