Before I begin, I don't think this is a duplicate of either of these questions, because the scenario is slightly different:
My scenario is different because I DO intend to take a new job at some point, and not an internal transfer.
Here's a bit more context:
I'm unhappy in my current role. They don't give me enough work to do (it's been over three weeks since I've had an assignment to work on), and the new manager is less than stellar since the old one quit. In addition, I recently completed a master's degree in a related field, and they refused my request for a raise. (They also did not pay for the degree--there was no tuition reimbursement).
As a result, I've started applying to other jobs. I've applied to several that don't exactly meet my criteria for what I'm looking to do in the process.
I would consider taking these positions if the offer was right. However, I don't anticipate either of the offers being in line with what I would want if I were to do the job.
Should I continue with the interview process and see if these positions offer me what I would require if I was going to accept?