When was the last time you sat down and thought about where you want to be in 5 or 10 years time within your career. Have you ever dared to allow yourself to dream big about what you truly want to do or will you end up watching life slip by and find yourself wondering what if !!
The most daunting thing about allowing yourself that opportunity is that you might actually have to take some action to achieve those new goals. This is where I believe you truly need to speak to a professional and not your family and friends as trust me they will more than likely try persuade you to settle for what you have and be grateful for it.
You can get some great free advice from a professional recruitment agent that is if you have taken the time to engage with one and not just apply online to every position you find. A professional agent will want to get to know everything about you and your career goals and will be best suited to work with you to put a step by step plan in place to hep you achieve your long term career goals through short term strategic placements. This is one of the most under utilized aspects of working with a recruitment agent. They are in effect your agent for your career and for you there is no cost except your time and honesty.
Once you have chosen a recruiter that you feel has invested time and energy into getting to know and understand you and more importantly your career goals then my advice is work with them and only them to keep focused on the end game.