I just received a call from a 'headhunter' who is interested in having me interview for a contract position with a local game developer. The contract is for sound design (not my forte, but I'm interested in doing more) and lasts for 9 months.
My concerns are that I just started a regular 'day job' recently, and it is a permanent position. Good pay, good benefits, and without saying too much, a good chance of making a lot of cash in the not too distant future. But it isn't games and it isn't audio.
If I were to be offered this game gig I would get actual industry experience, but it would only last 9 months. At that point I may end up out of a job...In addition, my actual experience thus far is quite limited, so I'm not certain that I'm actually qualified for the position, or if I have the relevant skills for a pure sound-design gig.
This isn't my 'dream job' by any means, but it puts me squarely IN the industry. But it is a gamble, as I don't know where I'll be 9 months from now...What would you do in my situation?