I'm not really sure how to explain this situation other than to just ramble so bare with me.
I was an SDR at a good company for 18 months, and at 25 y/o got an enterprise AE role at a conglomerate with a blue three letter logo out of Germany and did that for two years before I got laid off during mass layoffs in February.
i gave myself until my severance ran out to find something then i took a job as the head of growth/founding AE at an early stage fintech startup because it's the only offer I got. i kinda hate it so I'm looking again. my experience with the blue ERP company gets me interviews but they're able to sniff out that I don't have experience and I wasn't that successful.
it's pretty evident that the SDR to enterprise AE was skipping steps and it really stunted my development. i have an opportunity to go to a really great company, be an SDR and make a more rational realistic upward move to mid market AE and I'm wondering if I'm an idiot if I do it.
basically it's been a shitty two years of hating work and kind of wishing I rode it out since my time at blue German ERP was awful. so do i just hit the reset button and make it a long term play?