2 jobs are open at my chosen location:
1) I am qualified for in terms of years of experience and education but would be a step down in title, responsibility and very small step down in pay (couple hundred$) of my current job
2) I am qualified for in education, 2 years short on experience. This job fits my chosen career path much better. It ties into what I am doing now much better- which more responsibility. The pay is about a 4,000 raise.
Neither are management positions so it would not be a huge experience jump or learning curve even with #2
This agency I have been eyeing openings for quite some time and it would be highly desirable to obtain employment there.
My questions are..
if I applied for #2, would I not get it because of experience and ruin my chances with #1?
If I applied for both #1 and #2 would it ruin my chances at both?
If I applied only for one would I be selling myself short?
I would much prefer job #2 but working at this location is the primary goal.
Please Help- Advice Needed