It is not so much the presence of work in the past that is assessed, but experience and some completed projects, which you will probably be asked about. You can always start working with open source projects, helping existing ones, or write something of your own, or try yourself in freelancing. This will give you experience, a portfolio, and the necessary lines for a resume.
Among my circle of friends there are people who, not only without experience, without education (and experience too) have found a fairly paid job in IT. And a huge number of who, after graduating from the university, chose among the proposed and quite decent options for work in their specialty, in the absence of experience. In the year before last, there was no such problem even close.