Getting schooled may not be an option for those who don’t see dollar signs for tuition or are bogged down by outside circumstances. Take on a 9-to-5 that hones transferable qualities, i.e. communication, public speaking and project management. Use any spare time to research your ideal position and scour the web for organizations and networking events. Leaving a favorable digital footprint via Linked In, Twitter or a blog will be a great step forward.