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Is it a good idea to accept a clerk job while still looking for my first choice job?

I am a graduate, specialised in charity jobs, I am looking for a job in this area but I still don't get any positive answer. During the meanwhile, I don't want to stay out of work because obviously I have my rent and bills to pay. Do you think that accepting a full- time clerk job will jeopardize my chances to build my career? Indeed, I will not be available for any further interviews. What should I do?

Asked By: mymyline - 2/10/2010
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have you tried temping? you will need to join as many agencies as possible when starting out, but if you're good, once you have done a couple of assignments you will be given more and more work. That is what I am doing whilst trying to get my idea job - it still leaves room to go for interviews too... More
Answered By: Amy - 2/10/2010
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I think its a good idea, you will be earning, gaining work experience and its always easier to find work if you are currently in a job. Plus finding your dream job may take a lot longer than you think. I still haven't found mine and i have been looking for years.
Answered By: Live fast, die young - 2/10/2010
 
It is up to yourself but I would take the clerk job until you find what you are looking for - I am a lot older than you but when I was a teenager in the 70's when there was jobs to choose from, it was easier to get a job if you were working than unemployed as employers presumed if you were unemployed you were lazy and... More
Answered By: jackie m - 2/12/2010
 
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