I made wrong choices starting out, because not enough reading\research was done on my part. I picked a planet with no resources for fuel. Now I have figure out if I can change that, maybe something can be said to warn of making a bad initial choice. What I sort of remember doing is accepting Fuel Engineer, then reading to pick a planet with a populous, and only after that did I realize that I was going to get nothing from Iron, Silicon, and Oxygen.
No problem, you can liquidate your company with the
COLIQ command and start over. I am sure many players can give you tips on how to get started, but most will recommend not to start as fuel engineer, especially in the beginning of the universe.