I was wondering if I could get advice on how to get more responses back from job postings. I have my portfolio site set up and have 3 projects to show that I completed from my web dev bootcamp. I have had my resume and cover letters looked at by a career coach at my bootcamp and he said it looks good. I usually look on Indeed, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn but I rarely get calls back. The feedback I usually get is that they want someone more seasoned but I’m not sure how to get more experience in the first place. I was actually told they want someone more experienced for a position which had Entry Level in the name and in the phone screen they wanted me to interview for a “administrative programming” role instead.
It seems like there’s not even a lot of junior level positions near me which is kind of surprising since I live in a large city. Is it absolutely necessary to network and go to meetups if I want any chance? I am a bit introverted so I would prefer to go the route of applying on job boards if I can.