A lot of the graduate's success in finding a job depends on the field and the availability of openings. Still, here are some suggestions to ease the search:
* Broaden your scope. Don't restrict your search to jobs specifically related to your field. For example, a student who majored in psychology might look for employment in research centers, hospitals or personnel departments, according to Betty Glascoe of UMBC.
* Look toward the unexpected. That means very small companies, unusual fields.
* Network, network, network. Contact friends, family, past employers, your school's career counselors -- almost anyone -- to find job leads.