In 2018, I was done with Retail. Fed up in a career that offered no flexibility or work-life balance. I felt burnt out always being expected to be available 24/7. Every passing year my job satisfaction diminished due to the constant store cuts and unachievable expectations. I was determined to do something about the voice in my head questioning “was there more to life than Retail?”.
So I hit the job search websites and applied for hundreds of jobs in other industries. How many did I hear back from? Zero!
I was about to give up, feeling trapped by my salary, lack of career ideas, and only having “Retail Store Manager” experience plastered across my CV/Resume. I felt like maybe I was destined for a life in Retail.
After 6 months of trial and error and striving to learn more about what it took to successfully change careers, I finally managed to escape retail and secure a career in a completely different industry, working in a job that gave me an amazing work-life balance and even securing a pay rise.
Over the last few years, I have fine-tuned this strategy into a step-by-step process so that others don’t have to go through the pain and wasted time trying to figure it all out for themselves. I am providing the support I wish I had when I first started out, to help others escape their career rut and find a new and fulfilling career path.