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Name: Alizata

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

Profession: Case Manager

Struggling to meet the needs of her family members, Alizata came to Upwardly Global committed to make a better living for herself and her family and to find work that utilized her professional skills. Her focus and determination paid off. She is working as an advocate for the rights of immigrants.

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Upwardly Global's Impact

"I am grateful for Upwardly Global. These past months changed my whole experience as a job seeker. You have a great team, they are the best and you should be proud of them. I feel lucky working with you."

Name: Felipe Santander

Country: Chile

Profession: Architect

Company: Todd Jersey Architecture

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For Skilled Immigrant 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 more than 10,000 skilled immigrants and have assisted more than 3,800 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 more than 10,000 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 permanent resident/refugee/asylee/affirmative pending asylum status with full work authorization
  2. have a bachelor's degree or higher from a non-U.S. institution
  3. have a minimum of 2 years working experience outside the U.S.
  4. live in the U.S. 5 years or less
  5. have not worked in the U.S. in your professional field
  6. possess computer skills and intermediate English language skills
  7. highly motivated and able to participate in online or in-person training programs

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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 serve job seekers nationally and currently have four office locations: Chicago, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Silver Spring, Maryland.

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