I am about 30 years old, working in my second career job (each about 4yrs.), and have been told by supervisors and clients that I am a key member on any team that I work on or lead. I believe that I have shown that I have what it takes to execute what has been asked and lead a team to successful outcomes.
I thoroughly enjoy my current position, but have been looking to advance to the next level for a couple of years now. I know the job market locally is terrible and my field (education) is slower to advance individuals than others.
Am I a typical Gen X'er that is looking too soon to advance? Am I required to put in more time before expecting to move up the ladder?
My supervisor is fully aware of my feelings, but is limited in what can be done under the current policies. When is a good time to push harder for another opportunity internally? Or am I in a position that I should just look for opportunities elsewhere?
Again, I enjoy my job, but I have that constant 'itch' to take on more responsibility and show how successful I can really be.
Advice would be appreciated.