In our field when you get experience in a decent company, other companies start looking for you. I don't know what level of job you want to get, but here for a junior level you must pass an internship (which is easy to pass but hard to get into) and for a senior lvl you must have a couple of year of experience in a firm, skills in different tools and rarely a degree (which they won't even ask for in a interview, especially not look at grades lmao).
If you're not misinformed and the application procedure is indeed how you make it out to be, then your field is lacking in creative developers. In unis you learn 50 languages, but until a basic level, knowledge which isn't enough even for an internship + they teach you a lot of side-shit just to fill your hours. I still got to finish my computer science uni, I need to pass a few exams, but I'm still considering if it's worth it or not.