First a little background: I graduated from college a little under a year ago. Following that, I took a trip up to NY to stay with some family that turned into an extended visit through September of last year. After returning home, my dad let me move in with him under the condition that I find a job and move out before September of this year. It took me a while, but I managed to find something, albeit part-time, back in May. About a month after, I moved out and into an apartment, which I'm sharing with my sister until she heads off to college in January.
Now I'm trying to find something more suited to my degree. Obviously, I'm not making nearly enough to offset my expenses, so I need to find something that pays better and can offer me more hours. The problem I seem to be having is that while I have a degree, I lack any experience to compliment it. I can't find anything for an entry level position or contractor work that includes training. I've tried, off and on, to apply to Lowe's corporate, as their new headquarters is located literally within walking distance of where I am right now, but I've been consistently turned down. I tried a place located in Charleston, SC around the time I graduated, but again was turned down. From then to now, I have had zero leads. No interviews, nothing.
I'm signed up at a couple job posting sites and I check a few others almost daily, but things are not looking up. Being stuck at a part-time job with crappy hours, where everything I make goes to paying bills, the entire situation is frustrating. What can I do, what should I be doing
, to better my chances at finding a job?