There is a MASSIVE amount of resources for finding and applying to animation jobs. Just google "Animation jobs" and you will see what I mean. You can also search for "storyboard artist job" and get specific links to currently available jobs. Look and see what they are requiring and match your work to that.
Using storyboarding as an example, here's what I found in less than 1 minute (and there were tons of them, i just picked this one at random):
"Knowledge of software and hardware including Cintiq, Toon Boon Storyboard Pro, Photoshop or other applicable storyboarding software Ability to align with style and sensibility of show Strong in comedy, action, emotional storytelling, and character interaction Strong staging, composition and cinematography skills Ability to draw characters on model and in a 3 dimensional setting Ability to write clear and specific direction on storyboards Solid and consistent time-management skills Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience Candidates should provide digital story samples for review (website/blog/pdf portfolio)."
Find the job you want, see what the requirements are, then do that. Providing a reel is of no use if you want a storyboard position, or visual development, or character design. Providing a reel will be essential if you are looking to animate, or do in betweens, etc.
Put in the time and the research to understand what you are trying to do. Having a "it's too hard to find resources" type thought process will severely limit you and could actually send you in the wrong direction if you are just guessing at how to go about it.