OK, I'm going to try and give you some advice which may help.
First off, you need to learn how to market yourself and learn the art of the 30 second speak. The executive elevator talk.
You need to be able to pitch yourself ANYTIME, ANYPLACE in 30seconds or less.
Let's start with an example... your post. It's terribly long and you didn't really get to the point. You say a lot of words but didn't communicate to me the reader what your background is. I don't know what your experience has been thus far.
I see this everyday when I look to hire people. Too many times people rehearse a pitch.... I and many who hire can see that. When I hire, I ask for a response or example of situational experiences. I want to know how you think. How your mind works. I want to know you can communicate the ideas in your head.... right or wrong.
Get this fundamental art mastered and you will get hired. People are willing to take a chance on a great communicator.
Since I've been on here I've seen a lot of advice on everything so I'm hoping that you guys can help me on this.
I know that we've been in economic "recession, depression, obsession" whatever everyone wants to call it now these days. But I've been trying for the past 6 months to look for a job in my degree field. I graduated in 2007 with a Bachelors in International Business. I acquired a position in import/export and unfortunately was let go or fired after a month since there wasn't a "connection." Well unfortunately that was when everything was starting to fall apart economically and I ended up losing everything. I had to move back in with my parent and even then that was difficult. I was fortunate that someone took a chance on my in a restaurant to keep what little bills i had coming in and save money.
I decided to take a chance and move out and attempt to find a job in my field again. Here's the catch during college I worked in the main office for a year and a half to survive but wasn't able to do any internship at the time. After hitting a glass ceiling in restaurants and barely making ends meeting I'm trying to move and work in business (or even global business) but no one still wants to even take a chance on me for an entry level position. Other than the fact that there are millions of people are fighting for one position but I feel like because I didn't have that relevant experience to get in.
Guess the question is what can I do at this point? I'm caught in that middle ground where I can't get in entry level positions but too overqualified for "average" positions. I don't know where else to look, apply, or turn to in terms of finding something. A lot of jobs have turned me away and now I don't know what to do with this degree which is very good but no one wants to seem to deal with it. Thanks ahead of time for any advice and don't be afraid to ask for clarification or questions.