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The new edition of The Retail Appointment is now online!

How time flies - we’re already on the last issue of the year for the magazine and what an issue to leave you on. As well as great recruiters all looking for talented individuals ready for the new year, we’ve got a wealth of career advice and expertise tailored specifically for retailers in both head office and operations.

This issue, we tackle the thorny issue of being fired and what it means for your ongoing job search. Does it mean you’ll never get hired again? Of course not! But there are ways to handle the situation that might make things a little easier in the interview…

If you're feeling a slump in the run-up to the year end, our guest contributor and carer coach Linda Bridge has got a great article on how to keep your productivity and motivation up as the year draws to a close.

So, as we head towards the New Year, we are also taking a look back at the key events for retail, fashion and hospitality over the past year. Peter Burgess, MD of Retail Human Resources reviews the year just gone and looks forward to what 2016 might bring.
Our front cover company this issue, M&S, is famous for its iconic Christmas adverts, but it's just as famous for the way it treats its employees with some of the best working conditions in the industry. So it's well worth checking out their Section Manager jobs which come with all the benefits you'd expect from this first class brand. Meanwhile, Lidl is looking for trainee area managers and shoe brand Clarks is looking for management employees who are looking for a promising future with a company that keeps evolving.

Cancer Research is seeking shop managers for central London and stationery brand Smiggle is looking for managers of all levels, so check out their vacancies here. Meanwhile, iconic lingerie brand Rigby and Peller is seeking experienced store managers to join one of the UK's most prestigious brands.

If you're in head office, don't worry we still have tons of amazing opportunities for you, including great buying and merchandising opportunities at DCK Concessions, one of the world's leading fashion jewellery retailers operating around the world, sourcing a massive 60 million pieces of jewellery every year.

Merchandise planners should check out a new opportunity that's come up at multimedia shopping retailer QVC. There is a chance to work across a great variety of product ranges, so check it out here.

Meanwhile, our hospitality opportunities include the amazing Nando's where energisers, motivators, ambition drivers and team-galvanisers can find a great future.

Finally, our back cover advertiser Russell and Bromley, is seeking a deputy manager for their Manchester store, so take a look at the details here if you want to know more about working for one of the UK's best known and well regarded shoe and accessory brands.

That's all from us on the magazine team for this year, but over the Christmas period, you can keep up to date with the latest career advice and tons of great opportunities including retail, fashion and hospitality in both operations and head office, so make sure you register your details with us and we'll send you personalised job alerts and career advice so you never miss an opportunity.

See you in the new year,

The Retail Appointment Magazine

Sophie MacIntyre

Monday, 2 November 2015 at 3:47pm

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