Can some one please enlighten me with what it takes these days to get a job in IT actually PROGRAMMING? I graduated back in 2000 with a bachelors in Computer Science (no not the wussy CIS option) and have been stuck with Support jobs ever since. Who do I have to bribe to get an actual programming job? All of the positions I come across want you to have real world experience...even the entry level ones!..yet how are you suppose to gain that experience if no one will hire you without it? I have been fighting this catch 22 since I graduated. How does one get around it?