Let me start with a little bit of background to make you understand the problem better:
I am currently working as a freelance web designer. It is going okay right now but I would prefer working full time for couple of reasons, mostly for having some free time. The finances are another factor.
I have 4 years of coding experience but not much of actually working in the industry. I have worked as a freelancer before and had a short term job in digital agency before moving abroad.
I have no degree on computer science or equivalent, I am fully self taught.I had couple of years break in coding because I ended up working as a journalist. Now I have gotten back to coding, I feel my skills are rapidly growing and I have a strong feeling I have enough talent to work in the industry. So my professional background is a mess but the direction where I want to go is very, very clear for me.
I am heading to another city in couple of months and I would like to have my job situation sorted out before the summer comes. I have sent applications to the digital agencies etc. but also for other jobs.
Now I am wondering: if I take other than web dev job at this point, will it destroy my changes to break through to tech industry? Or is it a reasonable plan to get an easy job, send web dev applications meanwhile and work on some personal projects to expand the CV and maintain coding skills?
I dunno if it matters, but I am a EU citizen, if you wonder.
And in this case other than web dev job would mean something like customer support or call center because of the language barrier. I am native Finnish speaker and I wouldn't be able to land a job as a journalist with my English. That doesn't even matter, because the target country is Spain.