@Rick-Borecki When I got start, I was a career changer coming from fast-food. I agree with Ronnie, you should think about networking (the human interaction kind!....lol). You can visit technology events, conferences, webinars, vendor-sponsored conventions or in-person training events as these are a great way to learn the real-world environment and communicate with other likeminded people. It is a great opportunity to market your interest in the industry. One last thing, be willing to do the work that others will not! This sets you apart from the rest.