8 years after completing the WAVE training, Solomon George who is now a Sommelier shared his journey during and after the training.
"The WAVE training had a profound impact on my career by instilling core values that led to a paradigm shift in just three weeks. It taught me to think outside the box and do things differently, which has been instrumental in my progress thus far."
Speaking about his training experience, spoke of the financial constraints and early morning classes that taught him the importance of punctuality and perseverance on the job. He also shared the most important skill he learned during the training, "The most valuable skills I acquired from the WAVE training is time management. It allows me to handle tasks efficiently."
Post-WAVE, Solomon started out as a Tele-sales agent at Iroko TV and later as a Waiter at NOK by Alara. While working as a Waiter, Solomon vividly recalls a work-related problem where WAVE skills proved invaluable. "I applied the skills I learned during training when facing a work-related problem in a restaurant by putting people first and considered a guest's urgent needs, which led to a positive outcome and appreciation."
Currently, Solomon works as a Sommelier (wine professional) and “In five years, I see myself as a successful Master Sommelier, continuing to explore less-trodden paths in my career. WAVE played a pivotal role in my trajectory since the training. It was a turning point in my hospitality journey, and I still value the advice and support from some team members even today."
His advice to job seekers resonates with the ethos of career building. "My advice to job seekers is to prioritize building a career over pursuing high-paying jobs that may only offer short-term benefits."
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