It's been a minute. I recently got through a few interviews with a similar company to my last(Which I wasn't aiming for, but the opportunity arose).
Overall from what I can tell, they're currently dealing with the same shit my previous company dealt with. However, they're bootstrapped and have a far smaller team.
The co-founder likes my experience, how I navigated our mock demo/close and likes that I have industry experience that the other closers don't. I'd be spearheading growth and expansion in North America with a company based in Asia Pacific. I have a meeting with him tomorrow to go over the verbal offer and some last minute stuff before he sends the offer letter over.
To be frank, I really do not want to be in my industry anymore. I've seen all the challenges and with the downturn and scramble to make $, things are grim. I'd like to make a pivot to an industry that's actually making $ and isn't a "nice to have". However, that won't happen until I gain more closing experience I guess.
What irked me when I spoke to the director who didn't have industry experience and hasn't had much formal experience is that the solution is somehow the magic bullet to the downturn currently. I asked for client names and deal frequency, but he gave me a vague answer I wasn't really happy about.
Pros: AE title, similar comp, self sourced deals, Remote
Cons: Same industry, same old problems and perceived solutions of how this company does it "better", when they're a very small player that the North American market has barely heard of, which could be a pro in some ways. Little to no MQLs.
Maybe all the layoff news is wearing on me and I'm still reeling from what feels like a bad divorce with my prior company, but does anyone else feel this way?