First be prepared to keep looking for much, much longer. After graduating college I searched unsuccessfully for a job in my field for 2 years and still haven't found one. I graduated top of my school, won various awards, was the first name on everyone's tongue as far as achievers go, etc , etc. Zip. Doesn't matter. The job market is a beast of its own, and the sad truth is that the scholastic world does an awful, awful job of preparing us for it, even at the level of college/university.
I finally got a job, and full time at that (VERY LUCKY) which is like 50% in my field and 50% in a field i have experience with.
BTW during those 2 years I applied more or less daily to multiple positions. This includes going in person and shaking hands. The job market is absolutely saturated, even for specific fields; My doctor friend tells me that MD's don't mean shit anymore, nobody will hire you "just" for being a doctor. You need an MD AND a PhD preferably, but Masters will do, lol!
With a general degree like English you really have to ask what exact skills do you have on offer; if it comes down to knowing how to enjoy a good book and typing at a decent speed . . . best of luck to you. Seek more skills, because you're not going to get a job you can retire at handed to you for knowing how to type. Think about this new generation; 12 year olds can type this fast now. What do you have that really makes you stand out from all the other undergrad english folk looking for an upgrade from mcdonalds?
If you don't volunteer somewhere, please start yesterday. Volunteering is the new gateway to jobs . . . it serves the dual purpose of looking great on your resume and of getting your foot into the door of an organization or at least getting your name known. It's also amazing personal experience, health boosting (really), and a free source of real world job skills.
I speak three languages too that's another skill that is becoming a dime a dozen in this multicultural world . . .
Edited by Mr.Writer, February 09 2016 - 05:12 PM.