Okay, so I have been working for an executive search consulting firm. I work for research and I really like it. It looks like any day now a promotion for me to become a recruiter/headhunter might happen. Mind you I have only been here for 4.5 months so I must be doing something right and they really like me.
However, recruiting/headhunting is not really the area I want to get into. Basically I really don't like sales, cold calling or having to be on the phone all day long which the position would require. There is some room that I would do very little interviewing prepping/coaching but I don't believe it would lead to the path I want which is in Training and Development.
Now, our company's president just started doing executive coaching as a service, in which she is the only person that does that. I am leaning towards not accepting the promotion, however, I at least want to give the company an alternative. I was actually thinking countering the promotion with offering to maybe help her develop and help expand the executive coaching services. Be it helping do Business Dev. or research, but to be involved in that line of work.
So would a recruiter/headhunter position provide me a path to Training and Development? If it does, is working a few years in something one might potentially hate worth it? Is my counter offer of helping expand the executive coaching services a good idea and sound feasible?