Yep like poster #2 said do everything she/he suggested. What did I do after graduation? relax lol 1 month vacation, 2.5 month prep for nclex, took 1 online pysch prereq course for RN-BSN transfer, volunteer, ACLS, PALS, and now started RN-BSN, and job search
of course. also i'm trying to sort out the various nursing organizations .. it looks like gibberish to me right now. See even with those activities I still had lots of time left to hangout with friends, job search and so its doable.
AND having something to do gets you out of the house and keeps you connected to socieity otherwise its very easy to become a lost, stressed out and depressed. Uhm yes one can only take so many rejections and everyone just says keep trying. And its true you have no other choice other than keep trying.
Volunteering at hospital or places of interest puts you into contact with people who are working in jobs you want SO you get to meet and network. It took me a few months to learn how to network now that wasn't taught in school. At first its scary to talk with people you don't know but after awhile its second nature. So yep now i walk up to people and just talk about whatever and leave with thier business cards and permission to contact them. That's what networking is about getting to know people.