“I am a worker. I love to work,” said Morghann, a past candidate of StepUp Wilmington. Since graduating from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Communication degree, Morghann has worked in journalism with WECT, and as a radio DJ and Director of Marketing and Promotions with Sunrise Broadcast. And when COVID struck, resulting in her losing her job with Sunrise, she started a cleaning business to keep the bills paid, Morghann’s Meticulous Maid Service.
But, as successful as her cleaning business had proven to be, Morghann was still on the look for a new, steady position. “It was tough; I applied for at least 40 jobs. I was on Indeed, LinkedIn, everything.” Her mom works at the Help Hub in the Harrelson Center, downstairs from StepUp Wilmington’s office, so when Morghann hit a wall, her mom recommended StepUp’s services. “At that point, there was no saying ‘no’ to anything.”
Morghann admits that when she first came to StepUp, she didn’t have the most open mind about the experience. But she also admits that working with StepUp’s Talent Managers was more enlightening than she had expected. “I ended up gaining a lot more than I ever thought I would. Their help with mock interviews really sharpened my skills.”
Morghann also shared that, even after completing Jobs Week, “my Talent Manager, Ashley, stood by my side every step of the way. We had Google Meet chats, she coached me, and she used her contacts to find me job opportunities.” Thanks to the assistance she received, Morghann was offered a position as a Site Payments Associate with PPD after a little under a month. “I couldn’t have done it without [Ashley]; she was a godsend.”
“As a person who had an extensive work background, in my mind I thought I had the perfect resume and perfect cover letter; why did I need more help? But COVID’s effect on the job market made me realize that it’s never wrong to continue to work toward your future and better opportunities. Never think you have everything perfect; you can always learn so much more.”
If you or someone you know is looking to broaden their skills and learn more about how they can score a fulfilling job, contact us at StepUp Wilmington to see how we can best support you.