I have a degree in a subject, had several work experiences to begin with, then I spent 5 years in one job in the retail, in a good position. Afterwards I found my vocation and took a second degree in a healthcare discipline. Now I need to find a job ASAP, and it may be easier in the retail, as I have experience, but I am actually looking for a job in healthcare, in the medium-long term, because that's my call.
I'm afraid that if I apply for a job in retail but mention that I really want one in healthcare, nobody will employ me. If they understand that in the last years I have stopped working to gain a degree in healthcare and then tried to find a job in healthcare, it will be apparent that my motivation to work in retail is low.
How can I avoid this situation without causing problems down the road?
I am specifically thinking of what will happen when a prospective employer in healthcare asks for references. If I take a retail job now, they could think that I had been lying to them...
Is it legal in UK to omit things from one's resume?