I'm presently been at my job for a couple of years and I'm presently pursuing other avenues as far as employment. I took my present position because my previous position was a contract and it was only for 1 year. I basically took my present position because I needed to pay bills- to put it bluntly. I'm now looking for a more serious position; however, due to the economic slow down, it's been a bit difficult to find "permanent" employment. I do get, on average, about two or three calls a week, but they are either out of state, out of county, or temporary assignments. Since I have a family, I cannot do any of the above, but I do need to get more mid level to enterprise experience. I did have this in my previous employments and was able to get some Cisco and VmWare experience, but at my present position, this is not seen as an asset. I'm taken classes in CCNP/CCSP and most recently, took the accredited VCP class for Vmware. Since I'd like to deal more in this profession, I wanted to know if anyone has any advice on how to go about getting a better position? I basically would like to be in a Cisco/Vmware world as far as employment. My present position is pretty much elementary break/fix stuff that although it does certainly pay the bills, I'm now looking more long term and a bit better pay.
I welcome your comments and your experience that is offered.