Although I have a Bachelors Degree and have been a working professional for 6+ years, I experienced
lull where I was only working part time. I was unsatisfied with my lack of progression in my career and felt
like I had hit a plateau and was not sure where to go next. I met Alicia through her outreach efforts, and
she encouraged me to join NextUp. I often referred many people to StepUp but did not know that they
were also able to help me.
The NextUp program helped restore some of my confidence that had been dwindling over the past few
years. I was reminded how to advocate for myself. The program content taught me important networking
and communication skills, and how to frame difficult conversations. Most importantly, the program
reminded me that I am a valuable person of great worth. I did not realize how lack of confidence played
such a big role in my ability to move forward.
With Alicia’s encouragement, for the first time in my career, I asked for a raise. I am now working full-time temporarily while the organization I work for looks to budget me into a full-time position in the next fiscal year, with more training opportunities to expand on my skill set. I encourage other working professionals to join NextUp if you need support in moving forward in your career. The program leaders are caring, compassionate, and truly invested in the participants, and I am so grateful for my experience.
Thank you, StepUp Wilmington!
Are you ready for a change? Contact us today to learn how NextUp assists employed individuals in securing better employment with increased income.