Have you ever been out of work and uncertain how and where you are going to find a new job? At first, it can seem like a great idea to take any job that comes your way. This is only recommended for those job seekers who are new to or have been out of the workforce for a little while.
However, in all other circumstances, this is a bad career move and the worst idea ever. By just taking any job can hurt your chances of being available for the job opportunity when it finally presents itself. The key is to hold on to for the ideal job that you want! We all have choices in our life – here are some reasons why you don’t have to take any job that is offered to you.
Being out of work doesn’t mean you are not valuable –
In the Minnesota job market, there seems to be a negative connotation about job seekers who are between jobs. The reality is many Twin Cities companies are looking for job seekers who can start immediately. In the Minneapolis – St Paul areas, there are an ample amount of job seekers who are skilled and valuable but have not yet found the right job. By taking any job, you look desperate, and this is a red flag to most Minnesota companies that are hiring.
Helpful Hint: Do not cheapen yourself by taking a less-than-adequate job at this time.
Don’t Diminish your self-esteem –
It is common for anyone who is looking for a job to feel uneasy about finances. This doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your self-respect by taking a job that is below your work experiences, skills, and goals. More times then not during the job hunt, job seekers find temporary work in their area of expertise until they find the job they truly desire. Take advantage of any services and support you can find in a time of need – the key being not to tear yourself down because you are out of work at the moment.
Unable to Interview –
Think about this – will you have time to interview for a better job if you take a low-paying, time-sucking, full-time job just because you think that you have to. This severely hinders your ability to consider one of hundred’s of a job opening in the Twin Cities where you may find a position that pays a higher salary for your experiences and skills.
Right now, don’t make any big decisions. Be open to the possibilities that your career has in store for you.
Award Staffing is an award-winning, locally owned temporary employment agency in the Minneapolis – St Paul area, serving job seekers with offices in Bloomington, Chaska, Crystal, Delano, Maplewood, and Ramsey, Minnesota. If you are looking for part-time, full-time, or temporary work in Minnesota, contact us today!