in reply to Where would you look for your first job?

One thing you may consider is a Systems Admin job.

As a systems admin, you'll almost certainly encounter an endless stream of opportunities for automation and improving existing systems and processes. And this is one area where Perl really shines - so it would be a very good environment for improving and honing your Perl skills.

Another place to look might be a Network Operations Centre (NOC). This is one place where somebody with Perl skills is almost always welcome.

Hope this helps,