I'd second awesec's comments, and really wouldn't have much additional to add, H1tM0nk3y.
As awesec said, you really need to market yourself and the skills you have already gained, and apply them towards openings with companies where you feel you can contribute, even if you feel you aren't fully up to task, yet. Certifications ARE a good first step, but I can tell you, from my personal experiences, as well as from interviews I have supervised for new folks, that in the technical portions, I expect to be SHOWN what the person is / isn't capable of, and we put them to actual hands-on tests. So certifications won't make up for a lack of skills and critical thinking, if you only have the paper to back them up.
I'd also agree with awesec's comment, that even if you don't get hired directly in, you might start participating for free, to get your foot in the door - perhaps even contributing / working on open-source projects, like BackTrack and others, to start gaining experience and items you could later put on your resume, to help bolster your experience levels and knowledge.
Participation in such activities will go a long way, both to promote yourself, and to continue your learning curve.
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