I've worked in HR for 5 years for a small (less than 100 people) financial company in California. I've gotten a lot of valuable experience running HR and have even gotten two HR certifications and a Master's degree in Psychology while working full-time. Even though I have only 5 years of experience in HR, I now get paid about $150k/year.
The problem is that now that I'm trying to move on to another opportunity, I can't seem to land a role with a large company with a similar salary. Either I'm not experienced enough, or they're worried that I'm overqualified since my current title is HR Director. Between my title throwing people off and working for a small company, I can't seem to find a job. Any advice welcome!