YOU’VE TAKEN THE FIRST STEP TO A BETTER CAREER BY VISITING THIS WEBSITE!
Are you feeling STUCK?
Do you DREAD going to work each day?
Do you know in your gut that it’s time to
GET OUT OF RETAIL and move on to a career you enjoy?
You’ve come to the right place! Yes, you CAN get out of retail, find a job you love or start a business, and earn more money!
|Our Mission: At GetOutofRetail.com, we want to empower front line retail and fast food workers to move on to better careers and more fulfilling work environments by providing you with the necessary tools, resources, support and encouragement to decide what you want for your career, to go for it – and to ACHIEVE it.|
GetOutofRetail.com will offer you…
|A community of like-minded people with the same goal (to get out of retail and move on to better careers)|
|Encouragement to believe that you deserve a better job – >and that you can find one|
|The tools and resources to help you achieve this goal as quickly as possible|
Are you tired of telling yourself, “I need to get out of retail”
- and then doing nothing about it?
Have you tried to get out of retail before but haven’t been successful?
I’ve been where you are and I want to help you get out of retail faster than I did while helping you avoid the mistakes I made. Breaking out of retail can be challenging if you don’t know the secrets. That’s why GetOutofRetail.com was created. Everyone needs a coach – even Tiger Woods has a coach!
Let GetOutofRetail.com be your coach to a better career.
Based on my experiences helping many clients transition out of retail, I’ve written a downloadable e-book titled Escape Retail Hell: How to Get Out of Front Line Retail and Into a Job You Love.
Here’s just a sampling of the information you’ll find in Escape Retail Hell:
|<The top 14 mistakes people make when trying to get out of retail and how you can avoid them (Any one of these mistakes can stop your job search COLD!)|
|Types of jobs and employers that are especially suited for ex-retail workers (Example: retail vendors and suppliers)|
|How to uncover and communicate your transferable job skills (You have more than you think!)|
|How to craft your résumé so that it appeals to prospective employers (And you’ll still be completely honest)|
|Where to uncover the best job opportunities (Hint: it’s not Monster!)|
|How to conduct an effective, streamlined job search (Maximize your time and efforts)|
How to handle the lack of a college degree (It’s not a big deal)
|A step-by-step action plan for getting out of retail (and into a better career!)|
I got out of retail - and you can too:
I spent the first 16 years of my working life in fast food and retail. My employers included a fast food Mexican restaurant, a “big box” toy store, and a “big box” home improvement center. I was unhappy 90% of the time due to erratic hours, low pay, ever-shrinking benefits, weak management - and of course, certain customers who take their own misery out on retail workers.
I knew there had to be something better.
So why did I stay in retail so long?
Because I didn’t know how to get out!
I didn’t know how to decide what I wanted to do next, how to prepare a strong resume, how to conduct an effective job search, or how to interview (interviews terrified me!). I didn’t believe that I could earn as much money in another job (I thought $15 an hour was a lot of money then!). Deep down, I didn’t believe I had the skills required for a better job - and worse, I didn’t believe I deserved a better job.
But when the pain of going to a job I hated every day became too much,
I finally had to stop wishing and TAKE ACTION.
Following several failed attempts to get out of retail - including sending out a hundred resumes with minimal response and a few mangled interviews - I undertook a journey to become an expert on resumes and job searches. I read every book I could get my hands on that related to career change and job search. I talked to people who had successfully left retail. I gleaned information from career coaches and resume writers.
After learning what NOT to do, I started getting interviews and landed a job as a marketing rep at a Fortune 500 company - not my dream job, but it was 8-5 and NOT retail!
About a year later, I landed another job with one of Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” After a successful transition out of retail, I helped my husband use the same process and strategies to get out of retail. (I still have a fond place in my heart for retail, though, since I met my husband at the home center). He now works for one of Fortune‘s “100 Best Companies.”
After much exploration and coaching, I discovered that I’m an entrepreneur and started a resume writing business to help other people escape “retail hell.” But as a resume writer, I was limited to how many people I could help, since I could write only so many resumes per day. As a result, the idea of helping thousands through my new e-book and website was born.
Now I want to help YOU get out of retail, land a job you LOVE, and ENJOY going to work each day.
Are you ready to act?
Here’s to your successful journey out of retail!
Certified Professional Resume Writer
Certified Job Search Strategist
Charter Member – Career Management Alliance
Ex-Retail and Fast Food Hourly Worker
P.S. There is no better time than right now to make the decision and take that first step. GetOutofRetail.com will support you and Escape Retail Hell will teach you what you need to know in order for you to get out of retail and into a job you love.
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1. We understand that not ALL retail jobs bite - just the majority! If you’re a “people person” who doesn’t like to be tied to a desk, retail CAN BE a rewarding career with the right employer! Check out www.allretailjobs.com and www.snagajob.com for opportunities in retail.
2: This website is provided as is without any express or implied warranties. While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this site, the author assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. This site is not intended to be a substitute for professional career counseling.
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