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Prepare more... And keep trying in IT. Definitely you'll get a job
I would definitely keep trying. There's too many jobs IT that companies can't fill out there. You just have to find the right one where your skills are there, or almost there and the company will work with you to get there if you show you have the aptitude to learn quickly.
devios161453yYa gotta do what ya gotta do, the main thing is don't give up on it. I worked for 2 years in a cafe before I got hired as a full time dev. During those 2 years tho I still did lots of coding on the side and was always still learning shit.
If you can land the IT job that's probably gonna be better because even if it sucks you'll still get "experience" (the resume kind of experience that is, they don't count self-learning as experience for some reason), but don't worry if you don't land it right away.
My suggestion for improving your chances of getting hired is to do side projects and throw them on your LinkedIn profile. Write a library or component and throw it up on GitHub. Jobs freaking love when you have your own self-motivated side projects. It shows them that you're a coder because you love it, not because it pays the bills.