I am currently facing redundancy after a Fourteen year career in retail.
Ten years of this has been in management, which I have absolutely LOVED, however the decline of the high street has meant a lack of progression and it has made me realise I am not getting enough of what I enjoy!
Managing a multi-brand large turnover store, I thrive on the people elements of my role - Training, Development, coaching, Recruitment and retention, succession ... the list goes on, but now that I am actively looking for my next step I am realising how much of a pigeon hole I feel I am in.
I have started studying Level 5 in HRM, but really want to get into a HR role so I can put knowledge to good use and pin point exactly where I want to take my HR career to, but after my 6th rejection in a week I feel this is going to be a very slow change and I am just not prepared to let 2020 get any more miserable!!
I suppose what I am asking is, if you have any good advice of where to get started, or if you can point me in the direction of any contacts that can help (I am based in Worcester) please reply to this post!