I literally just finished a usability testing via Zoom with SG Research Network ( https://www.facebook.com/SGResearchNetwork ). It holds such testing gigs pretty regularly.
I think User Experience is still a booming trend, regardless of the pandemic as business competition gets more heated up and enterprises recognize the need to design products that are tailored to their consumers' needs
Times are tough, but I'm sure you will find your way. Here's a video to psych you up:
Hey! You're in the same situation as my ex-colleague that just left my agency. She was intending to pursue GA User Experience course straight after her resignation but was hit by the covid situation.
Back to the question, I do think there's no right or wrong move. User Experience job is still highly sought after and I do believe GA have some sort of career fair after each graduation class. This will sort of 'guarantee' you a position in a company.
I would say jobs like UX, Creative Design, Programming are evergreen jobs. They cannot be replace as it require the person doing it to have some form of talent and eye for details. So keep the hope up and continue what you're doing. Alternatively, keep an eye open for any other side hustle to keep the cash coming in.
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