I am having some issues with my career and hoping I can get advice on how to land my next gig. The department I work in at my current gig is in a pivotal state where the team has significantly decreased over the last 6 months and the person "leading" the team is not an appropriate leader and unhelpful manager (who I report to). She has not given me feedback on my performance when I asked for it nor has she been able to share a job description for my role to help me develop goals to work toward.
I have spoken to HR about my complaints with my manager and it has been escalated to the president, both of which who told me that my growth and development is not a priority right now (as the entire company is setting goals and having these conversations with their managers) because they are looking to staff the team rather than help me grow into the next level.
I have been applying to roles and haven't been lucky due to my low experience in UX and hoping that a company will take a chance on me and my potential to grow. Does anyone have advice on how I can finesse my ~8 years of media advertising experience to make me a stronger candidate for a UX role?