At least what I'm doing is I took up a job in a location where I'm pretty much the only guy for the job, e.g. my hometown. You'll be getting that 'required' professional 'xp' time and you'll be at least making some cash in the meantime.
And do go beyond job postings and cold email people. Sometimes small companies/institutions are looking for your skills but have not posted anything. But be sure to charge a fair salary otherwise it'll be hard to be motivated.
Money's important, not as much as passion, but we must not rest importance of it. If we are in a job where we must worry about everything outside the office, something's wrong.
Thanks, Bernardo, your advice made me though about a lot of things.
Hugs & Husky love 🐶
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