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Informational Interview Leads to Full Time Position for Colombian Sociologist

Name: Monica

Country: Colombia

Profession: Youth Center Coordinator

Monica, a Sociologist from Colombia had nearly given up on her professional job search. Out of her professional field for more than five years, she was working as a sales associate to pay the bills. Upwardly Global connected her with a well-known Chicago-based nonprofit. Monica now proudly serves as a Youth Center Coordinator for the organization.

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Upwardly Global's Impact

"I feel very fortunate to be a member of Upwardly Global. Without them, I will certainly not be able to find my directions."

Name: Shuang Li

Country: Afghanistan

Profession: Analytics Consultant

Company: MSCI

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For Job Seekers

Upwardly Global is a national non-profit organization that helps work-authorized, skilled immigrants rebuild their professional careers in the U.S. We provide professional job-search training and access to employers with global talent needs. To date, we have coached approximately 5,000 skilled immigrants and have assisted more than 2,000 skilled immigrants back into their career fields, as well as providing comprehensive online services.

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    We can help you get a professional job

    We have worked with nearly 5,000 skilled immigrants like you and know how to overcome the obstacles you encounter. We can help you get employers to notice your resume and understand your experience. We will become your professional network and help you make the professional connections necessary to get a job in the U.S.

    Our Job Seeker Services Program is free for skilled immigrants who meet the following requirements:

    1. have a Green Card or refugee/asylee status
    2. have a bachelor's degree or higher
    3. have a minimum of two years working experience outside the U.S.
    4. live in the U.S. for less than 5 years
    5. emigrate from a developing country and have not worked in the U.S.
    6. possess computer skills and intermediate English language skills
    7. highly motivated and able to attend the training program

    Get inspired by our job seekers' success stories:

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    Working with Upwardly Global involves three steps:

    1. Pre-training meeting
    This is an opportunity to learn more about Upwardly Global’s programs and services and to register for upcoming training.

    2. Job Seeker Training Program
    The training program will equip you with skills and tools you need to rebuild your career in the U.S.  During the training, you will learn to write a resume and cover letter in a U.S. style format as well as improve your interview and networking skills.

    3. Post-training
    Individual coaching from knowledgeable Upwardly Global staff or mentors who will provide support in your job search and introductions to our Employer Network.

    We currently have four office locations: Chicago, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, and Detroit, and also serve job seekers nationally through our Online Employment Training Program.

    To obtain information about licensing and certification, please visit Licensed Professions Guide.

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