Oh wow, a lot of really good replies... I'll try to address some of the questions and comments here.
xrichx - I had a library job that I worked at for four years. The job I had could not be filled by non-students, and the library is in deep financial trouble so they can't hire any more staff for the forseeable future (I tried). The thing loved most about that job was the people. The job itself was mostly checking in and out books (and going on the net when there were no patrons there
). The people who worked there (especially the night supervisor, the one that I worked with most) were the best.
Anmianimus - I am currently looking into marketing and market research for job positions. Most marketing positions don't require a specific degree as long as you have one... but lots require agency experience, which is what I am trying to get. Entry level marketing agency jobs are scarce right now apparently. I applied to many part time jobs right after I graduated, but too many employers look at the master's degree and pass me over because I am "over-qualified"
. I had a job over the holidays as a customer service assistant at my local UPS store last month, but that is because I worked for him before (5 years ago over the holidays) and he knows me well. Unfortunately the store didn't have the money to keep me after Christmas was over. I liked that job.
ThelStrat - Don't feel too down, I had talked to a friend of mine who graduated 2 years ago... she told me to expect it to take 4 months... in a good economy. I had friends where it took 6 and 8 months to find a job... two years ago. I have had the same depressed feelings too, but things will get better.
MeanMikey - Yeah, not so much
Cowboiway - The north is definitely my place of choice. I absolutely hate Florida. I hate the weather and the economy sucks. I am looking heavily into Chicago, as I have family up there and it is cold. I am also interested in the Twin Cities (born near there, always loved MN), New York (very vibrant city, also cold), DC (fairly good economy, big), and Boston (big and cold). I am also looking into cities in OH, CO, MO, IN, and PA. The rest of New England is not out of the qustion either. CA, AZ, OR, WA, and TX are not quite cold enough, but I am looking there too for a temporary solution.
Flieslike - Those are some very good suggestions. I will definitely look into what you said. The headhunter thing is especially intreging. I joined a staffing place yesterday up in Chicago... looks like there are some good jobs there too. I found out my uncle took a temp job at Shell 18 years ago, he worked his way up, and now he is a very important guy in his company right now. Amazing story.
SSguy69 - That would be interesting, but I would need money to do that though I would think... plus there wouldn't be a lot of social interaction, which is something I am looking for in a job.