If you’re someone who gets nervous when it comes to interviewing for a job, don’t worry, you’re far from alone. A survey has found that 92% of Americans are stressed by at least one thing or another when it comes to the process of job interviews.
Before coming to StepUp Wilmington, Felisha would definitely say that she was part of that 92%.
Today, Felisha’s working a fulfilling job and is enrolled at Cape Fear Community College working toward an associate’s degree in Business Administration. But getting to where she is now wasn’t always the easiest journey for her. After being laid off from her position at a law firm, Felisha found that after a nearly decade-long absence from the job search, she’d grown a bit rusty when it came to knowing how to ace the interview. “I just needed to understand what I was doing wrong,” Felisha said. After a chance meeting with a StepUp Talent Manager while searching for a new job, Felisha learned about the organization’s Jobs Week. “I’m someone who is always open for a change; just tell me something new.”
After taking a chance on StepUp, Felisha found that it was exactly what she needed. “[StepUp] was very helpful. Hearing first hand advice from local employers at presentations was great. Their classes taught me how to respond to questions, and how to nail my elevator pitch.”
After graduating from StepUp, Felisha was able to conquer the dreaded panel interview and secure a new job. “I give credit not only to myself but to StepUp. I would recommend them to anyone who wants to work. If you apply yourself 100%, you will get something out of it. No matter what you have or haven’t done, you can pull skills out of it.”
Are you looking for work or a job? Contact StepUp Wilmington to learn how to get an interview, how to impress during the interview, and so much more.