In my area according to a recruiter I talked to, the market calls for candidates with 2-3 years of professional development experience (his words). I seem to have fallen into that place where there isn’t opportunity to gather professional development experience.
So how do I gather relevant experience? I had an idea, to work at a job and see if there is any process I can improve with coding. Is there anything else I can do? Maybe volunteer work or an internship? And to let it be clear, I am unable to move from where I live to a different, more open market.