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SDR Manager vs Enterprise AE: Career growth Q

I'm at a crossroads where I have the opportunity to either grow my career on the AE side or potentially join management, and my company is growing very quickly. Not quite sure my exact career goals at this point as I began my career in Saas almost 2 years ago, but definitely see leadership in my future.


I'm sure a lot of folks out there might have experienced this dilemma, so I really want to hear your honest thoughts, regrets, wishes, etc.


I would totally go for the SDR manager position now, but I do have a point of contention- I only have about 1 year of closing experience - do you think this would stunt my career growth later on? How important is closing experience as you progress further and further in your career?



Best way to progress career in sales: SDR Manager or Enterprise AE?
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What's the better path? SDR Team Lead or MidMarket AE
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Career Path: AE, AM or BDM?
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How to position for internal promotion (Ent AE > MM mgr)?
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