Kirk Keel, managing founder of CPG Camp, offered advice in @Forbes regarding the “Plan B” job. Keel said, “Don’t confuse the dream company with the dream job. The reality is that the same (or better) job responsibilities are delivered within second or third-tier companies, sooner.” Furthermore, Keel said to not overlook skill development and learning offered at a position slightly outside of your target career trajectory. There may even be some add-ons you did not expect. “When they look closely, most of our trainees find highly useful perks and/or fringe benefits even within ‘Plan B’ companies. I have seen professionals get second degrees reimbursed by the company, day care services, gym memberships, and other benefits.” - Link