It’s not like nobody saw this coming.  Bankruptcy this year for Toys R Us, Gander Mountain, Radio Shack, The Limited, HH Gregg and many others.  For years we’ve all known that retail was changing in a big way and that the change was going to be permanent.  If retail is or was your specialty then you should have made an adjustment a long time ago.  New specialty or a change in strategy within that specialty.

If retail is your career, same thing.  The time to adjust was a while back.  Better late than never but a change in focus or strategy is necessary.  All industries change.  You don’t have to predict these things way ahead of time, but you have to pay attention and be open minded so you can see what is happening and adjust.

Todd Kmiec

https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddkmiec/

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Comment by Keith D. Halperin on September 25, 2017 at 1:29pm

I think retail recruiters should work to focus on finding those niches likely to be immune from further firm-consolidation, labor-commoditization, and upcoming major automation. If not: "get the hell outta Dodge"

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