Thread regarding Follett layoffs

I'm thinking of other options

I don't want to stay here anymore. Not only would I like to leave here, but I would like to get out of retail in general. However, I feel stuck because I don't have a lot of skills and for now my only option is retail. I am wondering how to expand my skillset and get out of this industry as soon as possible...
I would like to hear your experiences.

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Try to find a head hunter (employment agency). Explain to the rep what you've done and the skills you have. They'll help you with your resume. They'll help you recognize skills you have and that are applicable to other industries. They'll arrange interviews. They are free to you.
Headhunters are paid by the hiring company. They get paid for finding good fits. They may be a good resource for those of you who want out, but aren't confident enough to take the first step.

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I'm in the same boat. The other problem is I really don't want to be involved with anything sales related anymore, mainly because I just don't give a cr-p about sales (dollars, percentages, etc). After all thee years in the college bookstore industry I've gotten to the point of "you can either buy the book here or buy it somewhere else, pick one"; "you can buy our overly priced school supplies or go to Walmart, pick one". And the college bookstore industry is all I've eve done. There's Amazon, but I keep hearing mixed things about what it's like to work there.

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Don’t underestimate yourself: Normal retail managers are not AR and AP reps, are not responsible for the renewal of their contracts (even when we are not consulted on the bids)…you do so much more. The skills are there, communicating them to the non Follett world is your challenge. Practice selling your best attributes and by all means get out of Follett. They treated me like garbage no matter how hard I worked. I was a so called a lister; they didn’t hesitate to toss me out with thrash. Don't hesitate to get out. You work for bad people.

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