Hi, the answer of what you could do depends very much from where you live and the opportunities you have around you.
As a general rule I would say for sure to build your online portfolio, do some web search to see which companies around you you would like to work with and send them directly a mail with a presentation of yourself, your CV and the link to your webpage.
I think it’s important that your portfolio showcase some application that either could be useful to your future employee or that does solve some real-life problem (and that isn’t the usual boring “to do list” project).
If you have experience with data visualisation, it could be a nice dashboard that takes data from a backend.
Be sure to pay a ton of attention to the presentation of the content. It should be beautiful and, if possible, responsive (if you’re doing web development).
Usually in big-medium sized companies, they receive a lot of applications for the job position and they have few minutes to take a look at what you offer.
The more catching your presentation is, the better chance you have to put a foot in the doorstep (sadly the first impression matters).
Are there some applications/websites you can use to look for open positions nearby or to apply to jobs?
In Italy and Spain there is one called InfoJobs, maybe you have something similar.
I wish you good luck