Passed CFA Level 1 in India, Help!

I passed my CFA level 1 this year in June, and I'm a bachelor's graduate with no experience. Internships in finance in this country is really bad and has nothing to do with valuation and equity research, something that I'm dieing to get into. The BBs here won't hire people directly without experience, they only hire through campus placements...and usually it's a backend job. Local IBs hire only Master's Graduate, where you need experience to get into a B-School in India.

I really have no clue what to do. I've managed to land only two interviews since June which were almost what I was looking for, couldn't land them because of skill gaps, which I have overcome through certifications and learning constantly.

I have registered for the Level 2 exam but I've heard a lot of candidates who have passed their Level 2 and Level 3 are finding it hard to land a job.

I really have no idea what to do now. Almost reaching a point of no hope.


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