There were almost no openings back then, least of all for Jr positions. I applied for the Heroes of the Storm team (shot myself in the foot on the art test), and a few others, but the number was very small. I didn’t attempt to apply for mid level positions. I did end up in an interview for one that I didn’t realize was mid level, and not only embarrassed myself, but I think I made the friend who got me in the door look bad :’( and I feel bad about that.
Only way I found my first job was a random retweet on twitter for the opening at Gunfire Games for a junior fx artist. That’s why I retweet and post openings as often as I find them, because a random retweet or post in facebook group or the discord channel could mean a job for someone they might not have heard about otherwise.