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Brightonmike
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I spent over a year working for myself, creating websites for fun etc, to get the experience I needed. Here in the UK the number of employers who will take on a graduate with no experience is pretty much zero, and graduate schemes are massively over-subscribed. So it was my only choice, I had to slum it out working part-time, and working on websites for next to nothing in my free time. But it worked, and now I have a full-time job.

In other words, you shouldn’t be surprised to find that you need to spend maybe another few months or a year “learning” and doing a crappy job part-time whilst you build up the experience. You should definitely never expect or get your hope too high that soon as you graduate you’ll get a job, just doesn’t work like that any more.