I'm writing to let you know that your friends can't help you with your career.
At least the majority of your friends can't.
That's because if your friends can help you with your career, they must have done it already. Your friends are people just like you. They are your peer group.
The brutal truth is: your acquaintances are more likely to help you with your career because they are out of your league - they have the right resources and connections that you desire.
Where are those acquaintances who may become your mentors? Figure out where they are and you should be there too, and then you just add value to them - ask yourself, "How can I make this person more successful?" Once you give the value that they need, they will help you (this is Principle of Reciprocity).
Everyone has problems, no matter how successful they are. Therefore, you need to figure out how you can help them to solve their problems.
In life, you don't get what you want, you get what you give.
You don't get what you want, you get who you are. And your reality is teaching you who you really are.