Someone was telling me the other day, that most of the time when you are a recent college grad and want to "get your foot in the door" in a reputable company without experience, sales is the best way because thats what area companies have the most entry level positions available. Seems true because when you search for entry-level jobs on any website most of the jobs that come up are sales. I have no problem doing sales (have a BS in marketing and want to secure a position as a media buyer), but everyone (HR personnel included) seems to think that in order to be a salesperson you have to be extremely talkative and over-assertive, which I am neither. I am an excellent communicator and have no problems talking to people, but I have never been described as a "high-energy" person.
Thoughts? Is sales the best way to get your foot in the door for a good job, coming straight out of college with no work experience other than retail? What are some other types of good entry level jobs for someone with my degree?