Here are 5 ways to change jobs:

1. Go back to school. The most expensive and longest route.

2. Go back to school but get somebody to pay. E.g. Some local areas will pay you to retrain as a teacher.

3. Work part-time in your new career while working in your old job.

4. Volunteer in you new career and get free experience (and even training).

5. Use your old skills to get you the job in the new career. If you're an accounts clerk in a manufacturing company but you want to be in massage therapy get an admin job in a wellness center, get liked and opportunities may show up to switch.

Author's Bio: 

David Couper is a career coach and writer who for the last twenty years has worked in Europe, Asia, and in the USA with major organizations including the BBC, Fuji Television, Mattel, Sony, and Warner Bros.

He has successfully coached individuals at all levels including CEOs of major companies wanting a new challenge, frustrated souls wanting to make their dream come true, and front-line employees laid off and desperate to get a job.

David has published seven books. His works on interpersonal skills, counseling in the workplace, and management issues (published by Connaught, Gower, HRD Press, Longman, Macmillan/Pearson Publishing, Oxford University Press) have been translated into Swedish, Polish, and Danish, and published in the UK and the USA.

David has a degree in Communication, a postgraduate qualification in education, is certified in a number of training technologies, and has a Masters in Psychology. He is a member of the American Society of Training and Development, Society of Human Resources Professional, Writers Guild and the British Academy of Film and Television.

He has dual US/UK citizenship and speaks French and Japanese.

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