I have backed myself into a corner and I am not sure exactly how to revive my career. I’ve been working in IT for 12 years and the last 7 years I have been a network engineer for the military (I am civilian). A few years ago I was confronted with the harsh reality that I would never have a leadership role in my organization without joining the military.
Since then I returned to college and finished my undergraduate in finance. This fall I will be starting a MBA program at one of the top 10 B schools. However, my resume only reflects technical experience and the only job offers I seem to elicit are for the same job I am currently doing. CareerBuilder, UpLadder, and Dice have only yielded technical jobs for the same salary (sometimes less).
I’m feeling boxed in because I have kids in private school and a mortgage, so I cannot take huge risks at this point in my life.
Do I hire a career counselor or coach? Wait until B school starts and use their resources?
I am ordinarily a patient person, but I am finding myself getting frustrated at my situation.