A How to guide
Considering a Change: Exploring Your Options
1) Same Job, different company: you don't like your current employer, but you do like your job.
2) New Job, new company: you decide you just don't like what you're doing
3) Completely start over: do something completely different such as turn a hobby into a career
Once you have this in mind, research your job or hobby you want to turn into a career. According to Career Key, you should interview people that are already employed in that job to get an insider's view of what they do in their occupation, this is called an Informational Interview. Here are some tips on how to set up an informational interview. The Occupational Outlook Handbook is also a great tool to use when researching a career choice.