While you were in school you were pretty much in charge of your own destiny. If you studied hard, your grades would usually reflect your efforts. When you are trying to get a job, however, you may feel like everything is out of your hands. You are partially right. Even those with excellent resumes sometimes find it difficult to get hired.
Because it's that much harder to get a job as a recent graduate, it's all the more important to make yourself stand out. Put in the extra work it takes to make yourself visible and appealing to employers. As a young, single person with no children, you have more freedom than an older parent or homeowner — and almost nothing to lose. Go for it! Think of every experience, including bad ones, as an opportunity to learn and grow.
Rejection hurts. It doesn't matter if you're a 22-year-old being turned down for a job because you don't have enough experience or a 45-year-old being told you have too much experience. The good part of being a younger job seeker is that you have fewer responsibilities at this point in your life, so spending a bit of extra time unemployed won't be too painful, at least not financially. Remember that your job search will be over someday. Someone will hire you. In the meantime, though, you must remain as positive as you can.