Or would you? A recent Rutgers survey shows that many unemployed people are uncertain about how much to sacrifice in the name of a paycheck:
Increasingly, part-time contracts are the norm, and multiple streams of income could be your saving grace. Consider a “bridge job”—like a part-time gig in another field, or even (gulp) a lower-paying position, says Myers.
These days, a jump off-road won’t be seen as a resume blotch: Prospective employers value self-starters with the creative oomph for a little reinvention.
Work it. How has the recession changed the way you think about your career?