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Is it better to take any job that comes your way?

Sometimes you’re in a difficult situation. And you’re desperate to take up any job that comes your way. You need to pay bills and you need to have something on the plate to eat. And so you’re tempted to take up just any job that comes your way.

Is this a good idea?

In the long-run it is not. You end up being a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’ and actually decrease your chances of getting a good job (a job that pays well, is permanent, and enhances your long-term career).

So what is a good way to handle the above situation? What should you do when you’re jobless and desperate to get a job?

The first thing is to outline your long-term career path and identify the types of jobs you should be taking (jobs that help you achieve your career goals). Then you need to see whether you have the skills and experience necessary to get that job and if you don’t, you need to work on getting them.

Making a plan for this and achieving it should be your main priority. If you have the skills and qualifications necessary for your ideal job, you should spend most of your time trying to apply for that job. Your CV and cover letter should be tailored to your ideal job choice and you should be applying to appropriate jobs on a daily basis.

And while you’re still out of work, and you need to get a job that brings in a pay, you can apply for jobs that give you a wage even if they’re not your ideal job – assuming you have no way out of this. But this should be a secondary thing. You should still be applying for your main job and going for interviews and trying to increase your chances of getting that job. Your secondary job should be that, secondary. It should be temporary, part-time if possible, and something you can leave off your CV, if possible. Taking up classes at the same time you’re doing a side job, giving you skills that are required for your permanent job is a good idea because you can put that on your CV instead of a temporary job unrelated to your career while also ensuring your skills remain up to date.

And while you’re at it, try as hard as possible to make sure the side jobs you take up are in some way related to your main job choice, even the temporary ones. This way you can show how your side job helped you get skills and experience that is required for your ideal job choice. For example, if your main job is of a sales executive, working in a hamburger joint helps you improve customer service skills and sales techniques. If your main job is of a fashion designer, getting a job as a dress shop assistant can give you knowledge of the industry, customer taste, and types of dress material that is popular.

By planning what you need to do to achieve your career goals and ensuring that every step you take is carefully thought out instead of a chance occurrence, you can be more successful in getting the results you want.

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