I'm fairly deep into my career having been in public planning since 2000. Despite my tenure of more than a decade, I've worked at employers who have structures which did not provide opportunities for supervisory experience at the planner/senior planner level. Sure, I've been team lead on a routine basis (internal review groups, active/implementing boards, and for consultants) and responsible for having others complete their work, however that's the extent of my experience. My past reviews are always exceptional and I am trusted to get things done so competency isn't an issue.
I have no doubt that my project management experience and scope of planning experience more than qualifies me for higher level positions. I just can't seem to find a way to portray my experiences to fit the required 1-3 years of supervisory experience nearly all the jobs I'm suitable for ask for. I can't sideways transition again. My resume is already title stagnant despite increasing responsibilities with the same title.
Those graduating are suffering from an inability to find jobs. Those who built their career through the 2000s may be finding that the hiring/promotion freezes and position trimming has stalled their professional growth. I'm frustrated, I need more and new challenges and a sideways move won't provide that.
Anyone have advice on how to get over this hurdle in this competitive economy?