I am interviewing for a Big Tech. In the past I did great things with consultative sales. Now I am an Industry Lead, and I do a lot of influencing, while credit and leadership are attributed to salespeople - I can't lead anything, it's the salespeople who "choose" to win following my "suggestions", even when I need to have them follow a protocol to the letter (messaging, value prop, etc.)
Now I am discussing a salesperson role. Very well paid, even without bonus, and I know the organisation of the account very well - it will be fairly easy for me to do this, for this specific customer. I am going to own this part of the business and lead on it. My deep knowledge of the market and my credibility are going to make me even more successful.
But... the recruiter is saying "you are far too experienced for this, you know so much, you can be an industry lead instead".
I can't tell the recruiter "the role sounds more prestigious but it will only make my life miserable, while with the salesperson role I will get money, comfort and agency". How do I word this to the recruiter so that I am not derailed to be an "industry lead"?
Edit: no luck, I was turned down because I was too qualified and they wanted plain salespeople for the role.