"I discovered Yusudi as I was looking for employment opportunities. I was in between jobs and the job search was getting more and more frustrating by the day. I stumbled upon the advert and as the skeptic I am, I set out to do some research to get to know more about the Yusudi Sales Academy. I was able to see the testimonials of the different people who had gone through the program and I was sold.
The program was offering just exactly what I was looking for. I had been out of work for a while and it was daunting being back in the job market trying to make heads and tails of it. The program promised to equip me with the critical skills that employers were looking for and thereafter get I’d get a placement opportunity. Who am I to say no to that? I successfully enrolled in the program and set out to get the most I could out of it. I am proud to say I got more than what I had expected. The whole experience really pushed me out of my comfort zone. It boosted my confidence and I gained so many skills that I did not even realize were missing such as critical thinking, problem-solving and I also got to learn the importance of personal branding.
In a fortunate turn of events, there happened to be a vacancy in Yusudi as I was completing my training. I’m not one to speculate, but I believe the team must have seen something in me and they just had to have me join them :) Long story short, I’m still at Yusudi a year later and enjoying every bit of it. My job as Training Support mainly entails the assessment and selection of candidates who apply for the Yusudi training program to ensure we select candidates who are proactive, motivated and ready to learn. I also provide support to the Learning and Development team as well as the trainees who get to join the program. I credit my ability to excel at this job to the training I received.
Don't get me wrong, I was not entirely clueless before joining the program, but what it did was sharpen my skills, removed the self-doubt and challenged me to broaden my thinking and adopt a growth mindset. I remember after the Business Development training, I felt as if I could do anything, I really did. It sparked something in me and I was and still am excited at the prospect of growing daily.
During the assessments that I conduct, I get to meet very many fresh graduates, some come very quiet, barely audible, shy and unsure about what they want and I always look forward to seeing the transformation that they undergo once they get to join the program. Usually by the end of the training, they seem to be completely different people who are excited, confident and raring to start their career journeys. It is very encouraging and fulfilling to witness this.
What would I say to anyone looking to join the Yusudi Sales Academy? Brace yourself for a learning experience like no other, roll up your sleeves and get ready for some practical real-life learning that will catapult you to the next level. Consider yourself warned :)" Monica Kubai.
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Editor: Ivy Njeri, Marketing Lead, Yusudi