Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I applaud you for making the commitment to trying to find work in the field in which you are considering a long term career. By working in the industry that you are considering a career, you will most likely be more engaged and be bringing your very best self to work every day and building very useful skills. Since you have already left this "dead end job" I would continue to pursue the position you feel is a better long term fit, rather than taking on a job you are only looking to leave as soon as the better opportunity comes around. As part of your interview be sure and communicate this to your potential employers, as they will likely respect that decision and understand why you left your job, and are not taking just any job and are currently unemployed. Good Luck!