There it is - an entry level job in the field you went to school for. It could lead to the career you dreamed of. Your skills are what they are looking for, and your education meets the requirements. But even though it is an ‘entry level’ position, it requires 2-3 years of experience. Saying you are a fast learner in your cover letter just won’t cut it.
Volunteering for your local skills organizations opens up a whole world of opportunity to expand your skill related knowledge, experience and contact base. You will be able to learn from industry experts and teach others in return. It is a great way to stay current in your industry and to gain an advantage over others in this tough job market.