Info world asks the question should you take a job that doesnt suit given the current climate.
Take a job that's a bad fit or hope for a better one? | Adventures in IT - InfoWorld: "Take a job that's a bad fit or hope for a better one?
Faced with a choice between unemployment and a job that doesn't suit you, there are no easy answers, just uncomfortable trade-offs"
tough question but without a doubt first priority for me is to feed the kids and keep a roof over our heads, even if that means a mcJob. Having said that once the market picks up and you want to get your career on track you need to persuade any prospective employer that your skills are still fresh and you have relevent experience. Creating your own portfolio of work is a great way of doing this and one way to build a portfolio is to do probono work.