I am 24-years-old and I recently graduated with a B.A. in English with a minor in education. After completing my required classroom hours, I quickly realized that getting my masters in education was out of the question because I did not enjoy teaching at all. Fast forward to a few months after graduation, when I miraculously land a marketing internship for a national magazine. The only problem is I hate it.
Unfortunately, that internship is the only valuable experience I have, and because of that, I ended up at my current position, at a local magazine managing social media and doing advertising sales. I never imagined myself in this type of career and I am so unhappy.
I want to make a change, but I have no idea where to start and it feels like I am unqualified for everything. Since I graduated with such a useless degree I understand that I probably need to get some additional certifications but I don't know which ones would make the most sense. I can't figure out what I'm interested in. I can't decide what I should commit to. I am getting conflicting advice from everyone in my life. I am anxious that at almost 25 I still don't yet have a clear career path.
Here is what I've learned about myself so far: I hate sales and negotiating, I hate social media marketing, I don't hate children, but I do not care for the classroom environment. I am absolutely an introvert, and I am much more motivated about finding a fulfilling and fairly flexible career rather than a high-paying one. I enjoy reading, organizing, writing proposals/reports and I don't mind monotonous tasks like building spreadsheets, etc. I would consider myself more creative thinking than logical/analytical. I also strongly prefer a structured work environment. Have any of you been in a similar situation? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!