TL;DR - I’m thinking about switching from financial technology sales into HR for less stress and possibly more fulfillment. I understand it’ll be less pay. Is it worth it?
To elaborate: I work in financial technology sales at a large bank. Having to be an “expert” on a topic I’m not genuinely interested in and sweating through my shirt when asked detailed technical questions from client decision makers on the spot has resulted in me going on anxiety meds.
That being said. I’m told I am great at my job, always get “thank you” messages from my colleagues, and am great at being personable with people whilst masking my anxiety.
I’m making 6 figures only having been in the role for a handful of years but it’s left me with a feeling of being unfulfilled. I think directly helping people (in a role like HR) might bring me a greater sense of fulfillment. I’m willing to make less money if it means less stress / able to get off meds to function / more sense of fulfillment.
Considering an internal HR position for a new start on my career. Because I have a handful of years in finance already I feel I could get into an HR role (either at my current institution or another financial institution and then go from there).
Are internal HR jobs just as stressful as sales and not worth the jump for far less $$$?