Career advice for recent grad looking to get into UX

Hi guys, I was wondering if I could get some advice.

I recently graduated with an MS in Human Factors. I’ve been looking for a position in UX for a couple months now with no good results.

I have experience with user testing and whatnot from class projects and research assistantships, but not much in terms of HCI related stuff. I have rudimentary knowledge of HTML/CSS, and I do have a homepage up, but I was wondering what else I could do to make myself more desirable to employers.

Would anyone in the field give me some pointers?

Here’s my resume, which should provide some info on my background.

I don’t know if it will help with employers, but if you feel like you need some more skills in HCI, you could try the free HCI course from Stanford university on coursera -

I went through it last year and found it to be pretty good.

Thanks for the reply!
I’ve been doing this as well. Unfortunately, I found out about this just last week so I couldn’t make it in time to get credit for the assignments. However, I’m already finding it to be better than the HCI class I took back in school, and it’s gotten me re-excited to go out in the real world and actually use these things.

what is your homepage?
It’s something rudimentary that I built since I figured I should learn the skills to at least be able to prototype stuff. Would anyone have any input on how much programming knowledge is usually expected?