The issue is not with the amount of training you have but the fact that you only have training and no hands-on...
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skills yet. So how do you break the cycle? The best approach is to take a step back. Remember that companies are looking to hire you for your overall skills. They want to know that you have the skills to make a contribution from day one. So, if you can't land your dream SAP job, step back and simply apply to positions working for companies that are running on SAP. Even if your first job at that company is not SAP-focused, you will have a much better chance of breaking into SAP gradually from the inside. As you prove yourself to that company, you may have the chance to get closer to the SAP project and move more and more into a full-time SAP role. I realize this is not a very efficient way to get into SAP, but since the consulting firms don't tend to hire entry-level SAP folks anymore, it's really the best way I've seen to get into SAP if the "go in the front door" approach doesn't work.
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