The big question is: what are the next steps you can take to move ahead in your career planning?
These will depend on your career goals. To stay motivated and on track:
1. Have realistic expectations.
Securing a full time position in your field may take some time. You'll need patience, perseverance, and a professional approach to your job search.
2. Clarify your short and long term career goals, and find your focus.
Do you want to pay off your student loans? Are you eager to meet people in your industry? Do you have an interest in a post-graduate program you’d like to pursue?
Very often, graduates don't have clear targets; career and labour market exploration is also necessary. "Keeping all the options open" is not an effective approach.
3. Stay focused, and plan your strategy.
You may need to combine your career related job search with a temporary part time position. You can still focus on long-term career goals during this time, for example, by attending networking events and industry related functions to build relationships with recruiters and employers you’d like to work for down the road.