Career changes happen all the time. Whether you wonder if you’re going in the right direction or you want to venture into another field, there are plenty of reasons for a career change. No matter what, there will be something that you love to do, you just need the opportunity to find out what it might be!

Here are some alternative ways to help if you feel like you are in need of career change.

Go back to school: It might not be the first thing you think of, but going back to school can be the most beneficial for some fields. Education can really go a long way when you’re trying to land your dream job, especially if you already have experience in a certain field but feel you want to gain more expertise in to better your career. Research some classes that might help you better your skills or take a moment to see what other programs are out there for the filed you’re interested in.

Job Fairs: This is a great way to discover new opportunities, and find some you might not have known existed. Attending job fairs gives you a chance to network and introduce yourself to potential employers.

Network: A very important aspect of the job search is networking. Think about the people you know and who might have connections to a job or career you are interested in. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from people you know or have connected with, you never know who might be able to help.

What’s your passion?: Everyone is passionate about something and usually you can take that passion and turn it into an opportunity. If you’re into teaching others, maybe start your own tutoring business or if you’re a creative individual who likes graphics, start an Etsy store for calligraphy, invites, paintings etc. The possibilities are really endless!

There are plenty of ways to make a career change, but these are a little outside of the box. It’s not all about sitting in front of a computer and researching, sometimes you have to get out there and see what the world has to offer!