I have been working in banking industry for past 12 years.. Approx 15 months ago i got a promotion and moved in to a senior role which i really enjoyed for 9 months. We then had a restructure and was offered an unwanted role ( no change in salary) but was completely unrelated to my experience or my skill set. Due to limit roles externally and COVOD i have been trying to push through and honestly thanking that i at least have a job inspite it taking a toll on my mentally and affecting my personal life.
Today, I have seen a role advertised internally for the exact same position which i had left 15 months ago and in the same team who has a new manager. I was exceptional in my previous role, exceeded expectations and highly valued in my previous team.
I am happy to take a step back in career ( and also take a pay cut) to go back in my previous team but struggling to understand how do i approach the existing manager and show my interest. He is aware i was a very good team member but doesn't know me well .
Anyone who has been in a similar situation help me understand the best way to approach the manager and show genuine interest in the role ? Should just be very honest and explain him my current situation ? What would be the best way to approach him ?
P.S - My previous post ( https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/569351 )