1. Review your resume. As a new graduate, you probably have very little work experience outside a few internships or some basic service sector jobs, such as waiting tables at a restaurant. This isn't necessarily a bad situation for you. But you do need to think about how to present yourself on paper and the types of positions for which you qualify.
In general, your education, including your GPA and class rank, belong near the top of your resume, with related awards and achievements in the same area. Include only the internship and community participation experience (e.g., being class president, managing a campus branch of Amnesty International) that relates most closely to the job opportunities you plan on seeking. Use only active verbs to describe your tasks and experiences, double-check for any grammar errors and ask your campus career-center to review your resume.
2. Seek job openings. Though many new graduates will be flocking to the major job listservs online, such as Monster, Craigslist, Indeed and CareerBuilder, you will probably fare better if you utilize those listservs only after following leads attained by referral.
Brainstorm on a piece of paper the people you know who have some relationship to a career path in which you are interested (e.g., their parents work in the industry). Ask those people you feel comfortable with to help you set up an informational interview so that you can learn more about the career, entry-level jobs and the job-hunting process in that industry more generally. Utilize your college's alumni network and any relevant familiar connections you might have in similar fashion. This process will put you on the inside track for being considered for job openings as they arise.
3. Submit your resume for job openings and prepare for interviews. Generally speaking, prepare a set of answers to a core set of general and hypothetical questions that are typically asked on an interview. Some interview queries to always be prepared for include: "Describe your major strengths and weaknesses?" "What experiences in your background best prepare you for this position?" "What interests you about working here?" "Give an example of a conflict you've had in a situation that required teamwork and explain how you resolved it?"
4. Choose a job. Be ready when an employer contacts you and offers you an entry-level position with their organization. Select the employer that makes the best offer.