This can be a loaded question in all seriousness. It will depend on the field you're in and where you're willing to work. I think, generally, most people should be able to find a job in their field within a year. Personally, after graduating undergrad, I landed a great internship within 2 months, but after that ended, it took nearly a year for me to get another job in my field. I suggest trying to find an internship you can do while still in school, preferably one that offers the potential for future employment within the company. Hone your resume, and tweak it for every job you apply to. Same goes with cover letters. Be deliberate and do your research before interviews. There is nothing worse than getting the "what do you know about us" question and drawing a complete blank.
Katy recommends the following next steps:
- Research the employment rate for your degree.
- Decide what positions you're willing to accept & what your salary range is.
- Sign up for job alerts on Indeed, Monster, LinkedIn, and whatever job sites you use.
- Apply everywhere
- Get an internship & pad your resume