Have you ever had a “transition” job? This is basically defined as a short-tenured job that is taken to keep a flow of cash coming in, even if the job itself is not on the desired career path. So what are some examples:
✓ You have relocated and just need to get settled in your new city, particularly if you have children. But you also need cash coming in. So you take a job, even if you don’t expect (or want it) to be a permanent position.
✓ Maybe you take a seasonal job – any job — because you just need the cash.
✓ Sometimes there can be a specific reason. I have a friend who retired as a nurse. At one point, she needed to have an unexpected $11,000 worth of dental work. So, she went back to being a nurse, but just long enough to pay the dentist. Then she happily when back to being retired.
✓ Sometimes people need flexibility but still, need cash, so becoming an Uber driver might provide that.
I think a transition job can be a good option as long as some things are in place:
✓ You need to be clear on exactly why you are taking this type of work.
✓ You need to have some sort of goal, such as $11,000 worth of dental work.
✓ You want to set a realistic time frame for what you need.
✓ Ideally, this work will give you some experience that is relevant to your intended career path.
✓ And you can decide if this might be your foot in the door to get a permanent, full-time job.
I am a career coach, so this is the type of issue I can discuss with my clients. If you can benefit from some guidance on this, there is no charge for a consultation. Schedule a call with me today so we can discuss.