I am currently a postdoc and well aware of the 'postdoc trap' scenario, as well as biases in favour of going to industry etc. However, the situation I currently find myself in is rather peculiar so if possible I'd like some people to weigh in with their two cents.
I obtained my PhD in a different country than the one where I'm originally from, and I have been doing a postdoc in that country ever since (not overly long). Due to personal circumstances, I have now decided to go back to my home country for some time. Unfortunately, there are no companies that specialize in the field of research I performed - and love - in my home country. Fortunately, however, a postdoc position opened up at a university that exactly uses my background, and expands upon it with techniques that I currently don't have under my belt but which are relevant in the industry in my home country.
Thus, I am seriously considering what to do next. I love doing and managing research, and both academia and industry grant you that opportunity. However, I worry I may not be hired in the capacity of R&D researcher in a company because the skills I obtained during my academic research career hold no direct merit for these them. Alternatively, the postdoc would allow me to do exactly that, but then I may be stuck in academia with very low chances (but not impossible in my home country) of actually progressing further down that route - leading to me having to go to industry regardless albeit with some extra skills that are in fact applicable in R&D.
The industry options I've looked into are finding a position through a consulting agency (they generally offer MSAT, QA/QC roles - none of which I am too thrilled about) and trying to find a job as a project manager or technical support/field application scientist.
Two final curveballs: 1) I don't necessarily plan to stay in my home country for the rest of my life; 2) the postdoc position would pay better than any of the jobs in industry.
I would be enormously grateful if people could share some of their insights as I may be overlooking some very obvious possibilities.