Dateline: Generic physics BS holder panics about "career" I am in big trouble. My undergrad physics experience was decent, but I was never convinced to keep going for a Ph.D. Instead, I decided the best thing for me was to become an entrepreneur. I'd be able to answer only to myself, and I'd wholly own my success... and failure. How exciting. That's how I ended up in one of those wacky science/business hybrid programs. After dropping out following a single semester, then realizing I work poorly in total isolation, I find myself in a dire situation. Here's the story: all I have is a bachelor's in physics. The only things going for me are that I got a 3.94 GPA (from Anystate University), I can move anywhere, and I could probably get two good (not great) recommendation letters. There are huge hurdles against me though. 1. The economy. 2. My physics education has been leaking out of my mind since my fall 2011 graduation. 3. I never got very good at programming (though my skills in C++ and python are above zero--barely). 4. I only did a little bit of research in undergrad. I did not enjoy myself there, and never ended up with a thesis. 5. I did only slightly more than the bare minimum to graduate in terms of physics and math classes. 6. I have done nothing other than part-time work (and that semester I mentioned) since getting out of school, and therefore could be classified as having "no job experience" (RED ALERT). What am I supposed to do? Do I start sending resumes out rapid-fire? Solicit a bunch of tech companies in person while selling my *ahem* problem solving skills? Bolster my programming skills for several months while living with mommy, then pray for a software job? Try to compete against people that were educated and credentialed as engineers for jobs that belong to them (gasp, he's stealing my job!)? Suck it up and take remedial classes and go back to school in physics... or get a second bachelor's? How do I prevent the sky from falling? I hesitate to make this post because I have never contributed to this community before. For that reason, I really appreciate any advice or input you can offer. Thank you.