So if you would like to rebuild, there are some things to consider.
-How many tradelines do you have?
From your other post you indicated that you already have a secured Discover
, which can be helpful to build credit.
You may or may not have other active tradelines, but with "a lot of" inquiries, assuming those being able to occupy whole page on your credit report, you probably want to stop applying credit.
-Stop applying for credit
I don't know if there are other prime lenders don't care about lots of hard pulls. Maybe someone knows.
Yeah if the inquiry is that situation, then please, do stop trying to get new credit. With at least one active tradeline it's enough to build or rebuild, so if you want to get new credit for now in order to rebuild then it totally doesn't make sense.
Do keep in mind that whether approved or denied, there will be new inquiries listed on your credit report, which makes it further difficult for you to improve. If you do get approved for a new account, your AAoA will also take a hit (even without considering inquiries), then your score still drop.
If you do have a lot of bad things on your report, there really is not much you can do, unless they are inaccurate. If they are accurate, then you most probably have to wait for them to fall off, which do can take years.
For collections or so, you may have chance to settle. Negotiate a pay-for-delete can be nice and helpful. This may or may not increase your score a lot, depending on other derogatory marks.
For public records like BK, you have to wait. The good news is that after some years even if some creditors still won't approve you due to BK, the impact on score for BK can drop, so you have to give some time to deal with those.
-How bad other advices are?
Indeed others ideas, including mine, may or may not be helpful or practical to you. Other advices may work for some people but not work for another group. Building and/or rebuilding can always be YMMV, so just try to do what is good for improving score-like removing derogatory and inquiries, as well as increasing your positive history and AAoA. Eventually, provided that you don't have new bad thing added to credit report, you should be fine but that does take time.
What I do see is that you have a lot of inquiries and lenders can see that as a risk, then deny your request for credit, and new inquiries added and on. This is a vicious cycle which you certainly need to stay away from. For bad marks on your credit report I don't know anything so what I wrote above concerning derogatory is purely speculation and assumed you having collections and/or public records (which you actually may not have).