Get a website and a domain name. Get a free domain name for students at nc.me.
Choose your preferred website builder. There is no "best" website builder because everyone needs vary. Think of it as buying a car, you should test drive before committing to paying for the full cost. Try all the website builders you can. Here are the most commonly used options:
Wordpress + Elementor Plugin
Alternatively, you can establish your online presence via social media such as Instagram. It is definitely easier to get your work seen by people, and possibly develop a name for yourself. Such is the world today when everything is instantaneous.
Sending job applications and applying on companies' job portal are the bare minimum you have to do; and we might just stop at that. The next step you need to take:
Connect with employees from studios or companies you want to work for
Visit their office with your portfolio or business cards
Bring works that go along with their styles
Showcase your works if asked, or politely show them
Network with people around there
In order to be found you have to be findable I think is an easy way of putting work out there making discoverable why focus on getting really good at what you do. Almost all of the people look up to and try to stew from today, regardless of the profession, have built sharing into the routine. These people aren't schmoozing a cocktail party; the too busy for that. The cranking away in the studio's, the lavatories, or the cubicles, but instead of maintaining absolute secrecy and holding the work, they are open about what they are working on, and they are consistently posting bits and pieces of the work, ideas, and what you're learning online. Instead of wasting your time "networking," the taking advantage of the network. But generously sharing your ideas and knowledge, the often gain an audience that they can tend average when the need — for fellowship, feedback or patronage. – from the book Showcase your work by Austin Kleon
Put caricatures of yourself on your resume; most often it is not tastfully done
Instead, showcase a series of caricatures and illustrations of various characters in a look-book which can you bring to an interview
Showcase your work by Austin Kleon