Hello everyone, I'm writing to ask for some advice on this current situation I find myself in.
Before my first 'real' tech role, I was an admin assistant. I joined a certification program to earn certification as a front end web developer and got hired on to my first role as a Web Content Producer. Despite the title, I didn't get to work a whole lot in the capacity for which I had trained, so I naturally didn't get any tangible experience working front end development. I was let go last month after my position was eliminated due to company changes, so I am both without a job and back to square one in not having job experience as a front end dev.
I want to work in front end but I'm not sure if I should jump into another role that's adjacent because I am without insurance, have no steady paycheck, and have an apartment lease ending in two months where renewal is out of budget anyway (if I was working). With no income to speak of, I won't be able to rent another apartment.
If I do this, I risk further delaying my growth as a front end developer. If I don't, I feel like it would put me in a dire financial situation as well as being stuck without hope that somewhere would hire me as a front end developer with minimal to little experience.
If you've ever been in a similar position or have any general advice, I would appreciate it so much. Thank you.