This story is from ABC Life. Taking a job can help you get a foot in the door for another job. Plan for tomorrow today. Resume writers understand that people have to put bread on the table but that doesn't mean you have to stay in a job you dislike forever.
At some stage you'll find yourself in a position where you need a job. An opportunity presents itself, but deep down it's not one you really care for. You might not know what you want, but you know it's not… this. So, do you take it?
The answer is rarely straightforward, but Sydney-based career coach Jane Lowder suggests: take the job.
She says if there's no other work available to you at the time and you're not entering a toxic work environment or compromising your health, you'll be better off.
Of course, there's a little more to it than that. Let's look at some of the genuine benefits of a job you don't love and may never even like. Doors won't open if no-one is knocking.
Adelaide breakfast radio host and comedian Amos Gill worked at a call centre before moving on to sell cable TV subscriptions door-to-door (literally knocking on doors).
Now, it's hard to miss his face on trams, billboards and bus stops in the great city of Adelaide.
"I hated [that work], but it taught me a lot," he says.