Do you think when you're in between jobs you should do something, even if it's not the work you are trying to do?
April 4,2019 at 3:35PM UTC
I am wondering if you think when you are in between jobs if you should try and find any sort of job to show your future employer that you weren't "hanging out" even if you are very busy with applying to jobs (which can be a full-time job in itself!).
I am struggling to want to get a job when I know I will likely leave when I find the true job I am searching for, but recently in an interview I was asked what I was currently doing and I felt like I should have had something to say, like I'm working at a coffee shop or a retail store to show that I am not sitting around. Any thoughts on this?
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