In May of 2018, Kamisha relocated to Wilmington from New York City to care for her mother. While she was prepared for the change in scenery, she was not prepared for the lack of job opportunities or the lack of public transportation that could get her to available employers. Although Kamisha had ample experience and a resume to prove it, these barriers made it difficult to prosper. But she came to StepUp Wilmington and she did just that.
“I found out about StepUp Wilmington at Independence Mall after Hurricane Florence hit. They had a table set up at the old Sears location which was being used as a Hurricane Relief center.”
After speaking with our team at the event, Kamisha began Jobs Week and the rest is history.
“The program is great for building interview skills, resume restructuring and personal development. The volunteers were awesome, some providing testimonials of how StepUp Wilmington has helped them in their own career.”
Kamisha’s newly learned skills were put to the test during Job Connections, where a representative from StepUp Wilmington’s employer partner, Verizon Wireless, was so impressed with her that they invited her to interview.
“Once you land an interview, the counselors at StepUp Wilmington also take the time to do a mock interview, which for me really took the edge off before going on my initial interview. StepUp Wilmington even provided a quiet space for me to take my assessment, which led to my phone interview.
The interview and screening process were long, but Kamisha finally got the job she was striving for and deserved.
“I’m training to be a Customer Specialist at Verizon Wireless. It’s challenging but I enjoy it, and it’s a great company to work for. I’m also enrolled to get my Master’s through their tuition reimbursement program and I’m very excited about that!”
“My experience at StepUp Wilmington was great for career and personal development. I would encourage everyone to come to StepUp Wilmington. It’s definitely worth their time and effort.”
Congratulations to Kamisha!
If you or someone you know is ready to find gainful employment, let us help! Give us a call at (910) 343-8469.