With unemployment still hovering over 9%, your best bet is to put your ego aside and take what comes along, particularly if you have been out of work for several months or longer. Although you may have a difficult time seeing that a job far below your pay level and experience can be a good move, there are some very good reasons not to turn down any job offers.
* Fill resume gaps- Although hiring managers are a bit more understanding about those gaps lately, the question will still come up in interviews. Gaps tend to raise red flags, so keep them as small as possible.
* Opportunities - You never know what may come of a new job, no matter how menial it may seem. Use it as a learning experience to gain knowledge of a new industry or new skills. More importantly, it can be a great networking tool. You never know who you may meet along the way!
* Preserve your sanity- Being out of work for an extended time can leave you feeling insecure and embarrassed, in addition to putting tremendous strain on family and marriages. Getting out of the house, and earning even a small paycheck can do wonders for your mental health.
# # #
JobsByFax is a resume distribution service by fax. Job hunters select the types of companies & regional area they want to target then upload their resume and cover letter. JobsByFax charges a fee to deliver the resume directly to employers that match.