Put your time and energy into opportunities that you are interested in. You also want to focus on those that give you the best chance of receiving an offer. Pick a few companies you are interested in and pursue them, no matter if they have openings or not.
Talk to family members, friends, school advisors, and social media contacts and let them know you are looking.
Learn how to talk about yourself in a way that is meaningful and powerful. An example might be; "I've always been a team player and it has always been my goal to use my positive attitude, work ethics and experiences to bring fresh ideas to the challenge."
Personal touches make a huge difference. Make sure each letter is addressed to a specific person within the business and the cover letter addresses your specific skills and qualities the company is looking for. Always write a thank you note.
Remember to always take the note in person to the interviewer or, if that is not possible, send a thank you note through the mail immediately after the interview.
Above all else, stay positive in these tough economic times.