CHOOSING A CAREER OR BUSINESS
This is not meant to be a complete collection of what is needed, but it is meant to "ground" you and get you to go to where you can get expert guidance and information. And: Get some coaching!
I will guide you to other resources to use, for sure! This is a super life effector - do it right!
CAREER - If this is an area of interest, you should set up a notebook for the project. Since it is the same process, you should make sure you follow the Seven Stages of a Business.
DOING THIS COMPLETELY AND RIGOROUSLY IS ESSENTIAL - SO THAT YOU'LL MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION AHEAD OF TIME. IT IS SO VERY COSTLY TO GO DOWN THE WRONG PATH FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS - DON'T MAKE THE MISTAKE MANY PEOPLE MAKE! THIS IS SO IMPORTANT THAT IT IS APPROPRIATE TO HIRE A PROFESSIONAL!
#1 MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE
Choosing A Career - What am I suited for, interested in, natural talents, etc. (1 pg) My Accomplishment Stories - A guide and worksheet for identifying your accomplishments, what you've been good at (even in earlier life), and discovering the themes you might heed. (Should be added to your "About Me" Notebook) (4 pg)
The Top Books: No one should go into a career without at least reading these two books.
Richard N. Bolles
Classes: Take a class, from such organizations as local learning exchanges. In Sacramento, see the career classes at the Learning Exchange.
Tests: Strengths - Find these out and match them to your job for much greater
Website: Jobfindersbible.com - The website for the renowned Richard Bolles (What Color Is Your Parachute, which you should buy). Sage advice and business principles: See Resources.
Books: Talent - Develop It, Sell It, Be It, Tom Peters
Services: Constance Stevens, Career Paths - Excellent references, 18+ years of
experience. 530 758 5545
(If this persons retires or whatever, then it is simply up to you to ask
around and/or to look up who is in the field.)