I'm looking for a front end developer job. My ideal job would be a React JS role, i.e. a mix of HTML, SCSS and React. I have no commercial React experience so the job hunting can be a bit difficult. I have been learning React by myself for a few months and built several projects with React. I feel pretty comfortable with React now, just have no idea what a commercial React application would look like.
I've been looking for a while and now there is a software house who's willing to offer me a Web Developer position. As you may have noticed, it is a web developer not a front end developer, so rather than writing React code daily, this role could be a mixture of UI design, HTML/SCSS and some coding. The company mentioned that they have recruited an Angular developer, but whether using Angular or React in the long term is unclear, my understanding is they will use Angular, but using React is also possible, or possibly no React at all. (I'm not certain at the moment)
I'm a bit undecided now, I don't mind doing some UI and HTML/SCSS, but I don't want to be only doing it. I definitely want to write some React code. Here are the pro and cons of accepting it (assuming salary is good):
Pros: start working immediately, having income, potential of working with other front end developers on React projects;
Cons: might not be able to code in React (compare to a pure React job), if so my commercial React skills are still weak.
Should I resist the impulse of accepting this job and keep looking until I find my ideal one, or be sensible and accept it consider it is a pandemic and jobs are hard to find?