I was unemployed when I accepted a job offer with a federal contractor back in October 2016. Filled out my sf86 and it was received November 2, 2016. Now it is January and I am still unemployed waiting on my interim clearance to start work with the federal contractor. Would it be a bad idea to get a part-time job while I wait for my interim? Im afraid of how long the interim will take after reading some other forums on here and I don't want to go without a job for much longer. I'd rather be working while I wait and not sitting around being unemployed. I'm not sure if getting a job after submitting the sf86 would mess up the investigation or not. Any advice is much appreciated!