These are discussed in this forum's FAQ (go back out to the forum main page and look at upper right).
Unfortunately the FAQ had slipped my attention :S
Then, after you've made a portfolio and rewritten your resume targeting your preferred job, research game companies in your area using gamedevmap and gameindustrymap.
Thanks for refering me to these two sites, they are a very helpful starting point.
Generally, I think I know what I would like to do but I don't think that would be a realistic goal for the near future.
Anyway, thanks for the reply!