Get Your Free Report: Seven Disastrous Mistakes Job Seekers Make When Transitioning Out of Retail and How to Avoid Them

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, we want to empower front line retail and fast food workers to move on to new 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. will offer you…

Check markA community of like-minded people with the same goal (to get out of retail and move on to fulfilling careers)
Check markEncouragement to believe that you deserve a better job – and that you can find one
Check markThe 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 was created.

Let be your coach to a new 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:

Check markThe 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!)
Check markTypes of jobs and employers that are especially suited for ex-retail workers (Example: retail vendors and suppliers)
Check markHow to uncover and communicate your transferable job skills (You have more than you think!)
Check markHow to craft your résumé so that it appeals to prospective employers (And you’ll still be completely honest)
Check markWhere to uncover the best job opportunities (Hint: it’s not Monster!)
Check markHow to conduct an effective, streamlined job search (Maximize your time and efforts)
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How to handle the lack of a college degree (It’s not a big deal)
Check markA step-by-step action plan for getting out of retail (and into a fresh career!)
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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?

Get Out of Retail eBookBuy the e-Book Now. $12.97US $9.97 for a limited time

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Here’s what my clients are saying:

Thank you so much for helping me escape retail hell! My resume and the information you provided were key factors. After ten plus years of working at the home center store, I wasn’t sure if I could get out. I’m so glad I did.
J. Pickens

I’ve gotten so many compliments on how my resume looks from employers that I have applied to. I accepted a job as an office manager in a great environment.
D. Cartwright

First of all, thank you so much for your help. Our resumes were the best ones I’ve ever seen. Ray and I both got a lot of compliments on ours. Thanks to your great work, we both landed awesome jobs! Ray now sells health insurance for a really good company and I got the job I wanted at the elementary school.
S. Miller

Thank you very much for your help! My wife and I would be lost and still looking for a job.
M. Bromagen

With my new resume, I quickly learned that I was in control of the interview and my career. I knew what type of questions they would ask me. Out of the twelve interviews, I was offered a job at eleven of them. I finally decided to take a job with a beverage company in San Antonio. The Plant Manager said and I quote “Your resume is very impressive, very detailed and to the point. I have never seen a resume so focused on your experience and it is clear to me where you want to go.”
G.H. Tullos

Thanks for your help! I’m finally leaving Wal-Mart after seven years! I thought that not having a degree would prevent me from moving on, but I applied to a great job that listed “degree preferred” and got the job anyway.
J. Oliver

Here’s to your successful journey out of retail!

Kelley Smith
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. 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 and 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.