I'm very frustrated at the moment and I'd really appreciate some advice. I left my job in IT to finish off my visual novel in the hopes it'd secure me a place in the industry. Now I'm very happy with the final product (trailer) and I'm also happy to report it's being well-received (example) - I've been applying like mad to major and indie studios for around a month now and haven't really gotten anywhere. I send a modified cover letter to every studio I come across as well as my CV, following up roles I'm particularly interested in with a phone call - so I feel like I'm doing everything I can yet I'm not getting any further than I was a few years ago.
The two things I'm thinking are that employers aren't taking the time to actually look at my portfolio and that I need to think of other methods apart from just sending round my CV/portfolio. Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated, thanks so much!
*EDIT* I'm ultimately aiming for a producer/designer role but will take anything just to get my foot in the door!