If you have lost your current job, or a recent graduate trying to get the labor market and find it difficult due to the current economic state then it can be quite difficult. But it's not too difficult to survive the application process grueling jobs and constant rejection.
Join an employment agency. It will be good for employers and if you plan to start applying for benefits because it will make you look like you are actively looking for work. It's also good to join an agency because it gives you time to relax and let the stress of finding a new job to another.
Use online services such as Monster.com to search. Check daily and apply to everything that sounds interesting. Start with the type of work you most want to do and are the most excited. You'll be more enthusiastic than truly desperate and needy.
Start a claim. If you are in the U.S., you probably qualify for unemployment benefits. If you live in the UK, it is almost a standard procedure to sign unemployed if you are unemployed. There is no shame in applying for benefits, everyone loves to help people and that's exactly what the tax payers' money goes to. Read more.....