When you’ve been unemployed for a long time, there are times when you just have to give in to taking a lower level job you never would have considered before. Maybe it pays less. Or it’s got a much lower title. Or no title. This can even happen when you quit a job you hate, and just need to have some money coming in.But have you hurt yourself forever by making this downward career move? Not necessarily. Although that is the reason many people decide not to go the lower-level job route.