Member profiles

I am trying to make it easier for a new member to see additional editing fields that need to fill out after filling out general info on account setup. My initial thinking is to pull profile edit page out and just build a new page, then re-direct the new user from the account has been activated page. Then of course redirect them from new edit-profile page to site. For the life of me I can't pull that info without throwing errors up. Has anyone attempted this or have any other ideas?
My main problem is that after filling out general info (5 profile fields) I want them to fill out the rest of the info they need to immediately after.

Make sense?

Thanks!Cpo