Through friends in the industry
look at advertised graduate positions (usually want fresh degrees but ... foot in the door level)
Include work you do at home for fun. Had a linux box at home for 3 years that you have secured, patched, installed, modified, tweaked blah blah blah. Just don't originally list it as at home work and you may get in for an interview etc which at that time it is anyones game.
might also mean swallowing the pride and starting low my 1st job in IT was for a low wage documenting some perl scripts and improving them where I could (fixing logic a lot) and at that stage I didn't know perl