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What’s your take on survival jobs?

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sreejith’s Answer

Pros


Income. The main reason that people take a survival job is the income needed to cover at least the most basic of necessities, such as food and shelter.
Productivity. While many of us may fantasize about a life of doing nothing, in reality, we have a strong work ethic — and even the most basic survival job makes us feel we are doing our part.
Confidence. Being unemployed for any length of time is a blow to our egos, but being back in the workforce may be just the confidence-booster needed to help find a new job in your field.
Cons


Lower Wages. No surprise here. Survival jobs do not pay the big money that you may have been getting in your last job, so you will still need to make drastic cuts to your budget and lifestyle.
Multiple Jobs. Because of low wages and limited availability, you may be forced to take multiple jobs to even obtain a livable wage for you and your family.
Limited Time for Job-Hunting. Working one or more survival jobs means you have less time to devote to job-hunting for a new job in your profession — and less flexibility in scheduling job interviews.

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Rohan’s Answer

Here are the questions I want you to ask yourself before you take a survival job.
Will I Be Able to Continue My Job Search?
Will I Have the Opportunity to Meet Prospective Employers?
Will this Position Help Me Acquire a Skill?
Would I be Embarrassed to Put this on My Resume?

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Rachel’s Answer

I'm not sure what you mean by survival jobs? Do you consider teaching a survival job? Please elaborate.

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