So you have taken a survival job to tide yourself over during this ongoing depressed job market.
Nobody has to tell you what a survival job is. It requires lower skills, pays a lower salary, and you’re hanging in there until you can find the kind of job you’ve been trained to do or the new career you’ve been wanting to do.
The formerly well heeled find themselves surviving in a survival job by filling saltshakers at diners, selling sweaters or cell phones, and making telemarketing calls. A survival job can be a lifesaver or a self-esteem sapper. It all depends on your attitude.
So why not look to your survival job as fodder for your resume. Perhaps you’ve known all along that you needed customer service experience. Now that you’re selling cell phones, keep notes on what you observe. You can try to link what you’re learning about consumer buying patterns or marketing luxury goods to the profession you wish to enter or re-enter.
Then when an interview comes along, you can show you’ve been doing a lot more than just pushing pedal pushers. That’s the way to make the most of a survival job. Or at least survive it.
You can learn more about part time work and how to find it by reading this related article on Your Career Service.
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