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If you're out of work and your job
hunt is not going well, you may be con-
sidering taking a "survival job" - one
that will help pay the bills but doesn't
compare to the one you lost.
But how will employers considering you
for a professional job view a stint working
retail or doing low-level work in your field?
Experts say this is the wrong question. The
key is to consider your own circumstances,
rather than what other people will think.
Stigma Factor Wanes
For example, some people consider a sur-
vival job because they're convinced they will
seem more appealing to employers if they
are employed. But Mary Jeanne Vincent, a
career coach in Monterey, California, said
employers have grown more understanding
"Today, it happens so frequently, it just
doesn't have the stigma," she says.
On the other hand, some people may resist
taking a survival job because they don't know
how they'll explain it to potential employers.
This, too, is the wrong way to approach the
As long as you can explain your decision
in positive terms - whether it's how you have
been spending your time while not working
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or what you have learned from your survival job - you
don't need to worry much about employers' opinions.
"How do you explain what you gained from doing
it, and why you did it?" says Ken Soper, a career coun-
selour in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Instead, focus on your own situation - beginning
"Some people are very close to the edge" financially,
Vincent says. If you can't put food on the table or fear
you might lose your home, then you shouldn't hesitate
to take a paying job.
Factors for Your Decision
On the other hand, Vincent said she sees some people
who have been job hunting only a few weeks and think
they should take any job that's offered, even if they
have the money to search longer. That can be a mistake
When weighing whether to take a survival job,
consider these advantages:
• It shows your character. "It will say something about
your values and how hard a worker you are - you're
willing to do what needs to be done," Soper says.
• It expands your horizons. "Sometimes it opens up
opportunities that you would never have considered,"
• It slows the financial bleeding.
Weigh them against these disadvantages:
• It will slow your search for a better job. It takes time
and energy to look for a job, and working will cut
into both. Consider how you will carve out time to
continue your job search.
• It could halt your search altogether. "You don't want
to get a false sense of security" and stop looking for
the job you really want, Vincent says.
• It may not pay enough to make it worth your time.
A commission-only job, for example, may feel good
because it gives you something to do. But selling
things in a down economy is tough, and you may
expend a lot of time and energy without really helping
your financial situation.
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