Sometimes, it's so hard to keep pushing yourself forward and stay positive when all you keep getting is rejection. I am so disappointed and discouraged. Getting to the verge of tears just writing this. I'm a new grad with no "insider connections" -- I don't "know someone" that can help me get a job. Feels like I am looking for a job completely on my own, from scratch; from the very bottom.I'm so unassertive; get called "quiet" and "shy" all the time. I hate it. I admit, my self esteem and confidence is at an all time low right now due to the constant flow of rejection lately. I am still clinging to the little positivity and hope I have left. I definitely don't want to play the victim or act like I'm the only one in this predicament; sorry if it seems that way. I'm just very frustrated at the moment.I've been trying to find a job for months now. Since I graduated and passed the boards; May 2012 and July 2012, respectively.I'm not someone to give up just because the going gets tough, but I really need some words of encouragement. What else can I do? How long do I have to just "be patient"?Should I have a whole new game plan or change my approach in this?What are some ways I can be more assertive/persistent without being annoying or phony about it? Any advice or pearls of wisdom you can share are very much appreciated.Thanks.