For Kyava, earning her Medical Assistant degree from Miller-Motte College was a great accomplishment. But when difficulties with her post-graduate certification, as well as the recent passing of her mother made her efforts to find work in the medical field more difficult than she’d hoped, Kyava felt like what began to hold her back more than anything else was the loss of confidence she’d had in herself. “I knew I wanted back in the medical field… but I was willing to take just anything at that point,” Kyava noted.
While searching for work, Kyava first found out about StepUp Wilmington when she came across the organization online. But it wasn’t until her sister suggested she check out what StepUp had to offer that she decided to get involved. “I knew I needed help; it was a fresh start for me. And it turned out to be a Godsend; I was called back within two hours.”
When Kyava started working with StepUp during Jobs Week, she found its job training helpful, especially the interview preparation workshops. “They were very sweet during the mock interviews.” But what helped her the most was the emphasis on affirmation throughout the process–especially the StepUp Wilmington mantra: “I am a valuable person of great worth.”
“[My Talent Manager] Julian kept motivating me: ‘you’re very smart, you can do it.’ I don’t really have a support system right now, so that’s what really carried me. I look to him as a mentor.”
Shortly after her time in Jobs Week, Kyava was given two different job offers in the medical field as a medical assistant! “[StepUp Wilmington] put me in a better state of mind to go after what I got my degree in. It was a mind thing for me. So just keep pushing. Pray. Even in the storm you just have to look through to the light and believe in yourself.”
You are a valuable person of great worth. If you or someone you know is looking for the confidence to go get the job you deserve, contact us at StepUp Wilmington today to start on the path to satisfying employment!