Prep Work and Building a List of Prospects

Time to dig deep into ingredients #1 to #3!

#1 Choose your field
This is the point where you have to be decisive. Employers like to see a laser-focus from potential candidates so it’s important to know what you want. Review the career path options that we’ve laid out in Lessons 2 to 6 to help figure out which would work best for you.

#2 Don’t quit your day job!
It’s important to make sure you have the brainspace to pursue your effort in building this new career! One simple way is to ensure that you don’t have to think too much about looming financial obligations. Keep working a day job to put bread on the table as you build a strong foundation of knowledge and connections to kickstart your dream job.

#3 Build your list of prospective employers
To find organizations where you can build your network and start reaching out to prospective mentors and employers, we’re going to leverage cutting-edge artificial intelligence to give us a leg up over a basic Google search. We’ll show you how to use ChatGPT to clue us in to potential organizations which we’ll further explore using Google and LinkedIn to identify key people we can reach out to.

Practice these steps with the career path of your choosing!

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