I cannot stress enough how totally and completely lost I am right now. I feel like I'm stuck, and I am not sure that I will ever recover from this.
I got a BS in Computer Science in 2009. The job market was abysmal; I couldn't get work at McDonalds. Through a friend of a friend (and persistence, I had to call these people once a week for 6 weeks), I got a job outside of software engineering. Basically, I have been creating Access databases for the last 2.5 years.
Now, I've been looking for a job since October/November, and I've had several phone interviews. I can't get past the technical questions. I am not sure how to brush up on said skills outside of reading the dozen or so CS books I used in college. And there are no guides out there; people only say "you should just know it."
I just really don't know what to do....I feel like I will never get a career started and I'm only 27!