I graduated from college with a bachelor's degree on Information Technology last May 2018. I wasn't a talented programmer during my college years but I was able to provide necessary output during assessments.
Fast forward to October 2018. After 14-16 interviews, I've finally landed a job with the role of an Associate Software Engineer. Before getting deployed to projects, we had to take this full-stack bootcamp. I was expecting face-to-face lessons. However, most of it was just taking online classes.
I did learn from the online classes but not all of them were effective to me. I did my best every time we had assessments on our bootcamp.
Fast forward to January 2019, I received my results from the bootcamp. I failed with a score that I can't even mention. I know I've exerted effort but I didn't make it. I even had to work beyond my shift and end up sleeping in our training room (it was my choice) to complete the assessments. I'm not the only one doing this though. Most of us were doing it.
For now, I'm assigned on the bench with no project deployments. I think that I'm going to be laid off soon because of my results.
To be honest, I have a love-hate relationship with programming. But I feel like it's not my primary skill.
I'm going to be applying to a different company with the role of UI/UX/Interaction Designer. Since I'm currently on probation, would it be okay to apply to a different company? If so, Is it okay if I mention my current working experience during the interview?
I was arguing with my mother (who was an HR before) that I shouldn't mention my working experience. But I know for a fact that there's going to be a background check.
What should I do?