The most important thing that you can do is to get to know yourself better to see how your personality traits are related to people in various career areas and then talk to people in those career areas to get their advice and suggestions and to see if you truly relate to that career area.
Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .
Ken recommends the following next steps:
If I had three potential career options I'd look at them with a critical eye. Some of the things I'd consider are:
* Do I already have relevant experience to any of them?
* What are the advancement opportunities?
* What is the pay like at the entry level and how does that change as I advance?
* Do I know anyone already in one of the fields that can be used to find out more and also a potential networking connection as I enter the field?
If you really aren't able to find any big differentiators just jump into one. Internships are a fantastic way to try on a career before you fully commit.
Ken has given you some excellent advice and guidance. One additional thought to consider is to augment your understanding of your personality traits with some insight into your natural strengths. My favorite assessment is StrengthsFinder. The resulting report will provide insights into your true strengths and how that may influence your career path. Following Ken's advice along with an understanding of your true strengths will put you in a solid path to discovering your best career options. And remember it's a very fluid path - be open to opportunities you may not have thought of before. Best of luck.
Kim recommends the following next steps:
What do you like to do in your spare time? Find something centered around your passion. Find something you know will keep your attention for years to come and that you would want to share your passion with others