Determination was all I had, WAVE built upon it.
“If you put your head down and polish your skills without prioritizing the benefits, your journey to success will be easy,” Anderson tells job seekers in his summary of how he has made it to where he is. The journey was not very smooth for Andyson when he began. In fact, his determination was just the fuel that kept him moving.
Andyson began as a security officer and also as an admin officer in a clearing and forwarding agency, but he could not derive satisfaction from these jobs; his interest was in the hospitality industry. Andyson got to know about WAVE on Facebook while working as a security officer, but at that time, it would have been very difficult to sign up for the training because he had just gained admission into the university. However, after his university education, Andyson came to WAVE and began his training at Spencer, Alagomeji, Yaba. His dream to work in the hospitality industry was hindered because he lacked the industrial experience needed for the position. After his training, he shadowed at Kuddy's Cosmetics, Surulere where he was the Sales Representative. He did not mind that the job was majorly for a woman, he performed his duties well and even enjoyed the job. Andyson learnt to communicate with customers and also learnt to build his personality to suit the industry he aspired to work in. Eventually, his determination, attitude to work and the skills he learnt at WAVE got him a job at Protea Hotel by Marriott where he works as a waiter, meeting different people every day as this brings him happiness and fulfilment. When Andyson was asked what he is currently working on, he said that: “I am currently working on myself. I hope to be better in this business and also in my personality, I hope to achieve more this way.”
Andyson acknowledges that WAVE has influenced him positively and taught him what he could not learn in the university; WAVE has brought him closer to reality. In Andyson's opinion, learning the necessary skills should be the focus of every job seeker instead of focusing on the benefits of these skills.