How do I choose a career path?

I graduated in June and honestly I just don't have a clear idea of what I want to do for my career. I'm open to marketing, business, pr, sales, journalism/reporting. Anything where I'm working with other people. I have not done any internships yet, so I'm worried I won't be able to get a full-time job yet anyways.

Any thoughts on where to start? Any career quizzes that you'd recommend? (Do those even work?) Feeling lost and under pressure to figure things out now that the summer is over. I probably just need to make a decision so maybe I'm just looking for support.

Steve- I come across this question with recent grads all the time as a recruiter for sales, marketing, bd folks. If you are someone who enjoys working with people, and likes competition, collaboration and making money sales is probably going to be the best fit for you. Not that you cannot make money in those other professions, sales is just way better for money motivated people. Based on the majority of careers you are leaning toward, sales might be a good place to start, as marketing and sales go hand in hand, and sales experience will only make you a more valuable marketer down the line. I am more than happy to talk more about this, or give any guidance I can on the subject. Shoot me an email if you would like!

Thank you for your response. I didn't know who I would hear from. I like the idea of working in sales and I work extremely hard when I believe in something. Do I need an internship to be considered for an entry level sales role? What is the title level that I should be looking for? Thanks you so much.

You are probably going to start as a Sales Development Rep (SDR, BDR, MDR) it goes by a lot of different names, but it is a grunt job. Lots of time on the phone teeing up leads, but it will get you into a closing role pretty quick. Not to be self serving, but I highly recommend using a recruiter. Find one in your area (if you are in the Bay, NYC, Austin, Denver or Chicago Betts, the company I work for, can help) and let them do all the leg work for you for free. A good one will also help you prep for interviews and negotiate compensation if there is negotiation. I had no idea about using recruiters until I became one honestly, but they are a great resource

Thank you so much for your help! I will send you an email!