It’s tough to be a vice president 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 vice president isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become vice presidents in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.
With so many vice presidents 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 vice presidents 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 vice presidents:
These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a vice president 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 vice presidents 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 vice presidents:
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 vice president under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a vice president, 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 vice presidents.
|Chief Finance Officer||2||1.96%|
|Senior Vice President||4||1.86%|
|Chief Executive Officer||7||1.04%|
|Director Of Sales||10||0.9%|
|Chief Operating Officer||14||0.8%|
|Vice President, Business Development||16||0.7%|
|President/Chief Executive Officer||19||0.63%|
|Executive Vice President||25||0.46%|
|President Of Operations||26||0.44%|
|Vice President And Manager||37||0.39%|
|Senior Project Manager||39||0.38%|
|Chief Marketing Officer||40||0.37%|
|President And Founder||42||0.35%|
|Assistant Vice President||43||0.34%|
|Vice President & General Manager||46||0.32%|
|Business Development Manager||50||0.3%|
|Human Resources Coordinator||54||0.28%|
|Regional Vice President||56||0.28%|
|Regional Sales Manager||58||0.27%|
|Customer Service Representative||61||0.24%|
|Chief Information Officer||67||0.21%|
|Founder And Chief Executive Officer||69||0.21%|
|Director Of Sales And Marketing||70||0.21%|
|Vice President, Strategy||72||0.2%|
|Senior Vice President, Sales||73||0.19%|
|National Sales Manager||76||0.18%|
|Business Development Consultant||80||0.18%|
|President & Chief Operating Officer||81||0.17%|
|Vice President Of Information Technology||83||0.17%|
|Senior Vice President Of Marketing||85||0.16%|
|Senior Vice President-Operations||87||0.16%|
|Vice President Product Development||89||0.16%|
|Senior Account Executive||92||0.15%|
|Vice President Of Sales & Business Development||100||0.14%|