A little background, I graduated college a couple years back and didn't have any internship experience upon finishing school but landed a debt analyst internship for a couple months after graduation. In the end, it didn't work out with. The broker I was working with was not interested to train or mentor me in anyway. However, people at the firm really liked me and I was offered a back-office role doing servicer and corporate operational stuff. I ended up taking the job and stuck it out for a couple years now. I took it mostly with the advantage of being employed and just continued to look for. I jobs, making it far, but just gave up in spring 2019 when no offers came out of it. After that, I just decided to start applying for MSRE/MRED programs to help make the transition and also leave my current market. I got into some great schools, but with the turnout of 2020, I held off on enrolling because of remote learning.
I'm kind of stuck and unsure what to do. I'm pigeonholed at this point. I was mainly targeting development roles (associate, analyst, manager, etc.) and was counting on a MRED/MSRE to get me there.
So far these are the options I think I have at this point
Talk with boss to try and consider a production role. This might mean skipping any associate/analyst role and just going right to a broker role on commission/draw. Not too enthusiastic about this, but I do think it's a viable option.
Continue job-hunting and literally just pick up any front office job to get a clean start elsewhere. Not sure how easy this is going to be now that I possibly have too manyexperience and probably can't get into entry level roles. I have some experience in , and have been able to sell that on a lot of roles in the past, but I think it's not been enough experience to many interviewers.
Reapply to grad school. I'm thinking about including MBA programs in there just to have more options at a "reset" I'm trying to do.
I screwed up in my past and should have taken some risks with my careers. I feel like this is a huge lesson I'm learning. I just need to figure a way out to reset things and start new.