Take what you're offered: Don't scoff at a seasonal job that offers low wages. If you've been out of work for a while, a holiday job could provide pocket change and a major résumé boost. Employers want to know that you're finding ways to stay engaged and develop new skills during this recession. Given that competition for every opening is so intense, you look pretty good if you get the offer. Once you're working, you never know what kind of relevant contacts you'll make, even if you land a job seemingly unrelated to your intended career.