This is your to-do list:
- Join a Professional Association (Career Directors International, Career Management Alliance, National Resume Writers' Association, Professional Association of Resume Writers, Association of Online Resume Providers)
- Decide what services you will offer (Resume writing? Career coaching? Career testing? Recruiting? Resume distribution? Job search research?)
- Decide who your customers are (Local? Nonlocal? Specific industry? By gender?)
- Decide how you will work (In person? By Phone? Through Questionnaires?)
- Consider certification (Choose a credential and get started learning the craft)
- Save up to attend a conference.