If you didn’t start with the 1,000,000 SP from a referral link, and have less than 700,000 SP, park your character, forget about it (or biomass to re-use the name), and make a new character and account with a referral link. Use mine, if you like, but if a friend suggested EVE to you, use theirs!
Do career agents. They stink, but it is a start.
Everyone is running a scam. Be wary. If Mike Azariah or a Game Master messages you, it isn’t a scam. Accept their free stuff.
Do Sisters of EVE epic arc – decent rewards, and gets you around space.
Mine the ore and reprocess modules to build a ship you want to fly. Build the ship. Figure out what rats in what region have the module types you want (e.g. Guristas drop shield, drone, and missile modules; Serpentis drop armor modules, etc.).
Try out High-Sec anomalies and scannable sites while you farm up the sites for those meta modules.
Try out Null-Sec Data/Relic exploration by using a filter to get there, then find a wormhole route home.
Try out Wormhole (pirate sites, same as Null-Sec) Data/Relic exploration.
Fit the ship you built with the modules you looted. Build rigs with the salvage you got from exploration.
Pick a pirate faction and do an epic arc to get exposure to NPC Null Sec and mechanics. Expect to lose the ship you built, and possibly not to complete the arc. Learn to use D-Scan and not to warp gate-to-gate. (A Tristan can do everything in the Guristas Epic Arc.)
Join an NPSI (Not Purple (my fleet member default color) Shoot It) fleet or two. e.g. Bombers Bar Spectre Fleet
Decide what you enjoy, and set some goals for yourself. Check out /r/evejobs. Get on public chat with a few groups and see who fits. Don’t pay anyone anything to join their Corp. Read up on various newbro topics, Fits & Strategies, etc. while you train up the Magic 14.