Some recent advice of mine in relation to the above was not personally or professionally recommended here, and that its best to try and hold out longer to get back in on your true level in HR. As an example, an HRBP should not go for a role as an HR Assistant, even if they have been out of the market and with a gap in experience and working history for a certain period of time
However, in life reality also always has a habit of biting and although all of our circumstances and situations are unique:
What happens if you don't have any money on you to stock the fridge, pay the bills, cover the mortgage / rent, pay the school fees, run the car, yet you still can't immediately get back in or an HR job on your level, as your savings may have already been exhausted in a lengthy and protracted job search that led absolutely nowhere.
We are fortunate in the UK have we have a social security system and one can always go to attend and sign on at JobCentre Plus for Jobseekers Allowance, but that is only £75.00 a week and one could get at least £100 a day even in a lower level HR role.
Thus, the point I am making here is that in my view, it's still always far better to have 'a job' than 'no job' starting from the point of view of getting you out of the house each day to meet and circulate with other people, and have a sense of purpose, identity and self esteem, even if it's just analysing HR data.
However, for the people who advocate holing out indefinitely, I wish to ask them one key question here: where is or does the money come from to do that? Similarly, the gap in experience also grows even wider.
Money does not grow on trees, one may not be immediately bankrolled or supported by a family, friends, spouse or organisation behind them, and interim roles often do not provide the continuous income stability if you need say £1,500 minuum every month over the next 12 months to cover your monthly outgoings or pay your mortgage.
Finally, the age old saying here also rings true that 'it's far easier to get a job if you are already in a job.'
Any views, thoughts or comments?