To Dang and his wife were well known Coastal Engineers in Vietnam. When they arrived in the U.S. they soon realized they did not know about the U.S. cultural context, let alone how to get a job in this country. He worked as a tour guide to help pay the bills and was not sure if he would ever find a professional job. “When I went to the first Upwardly Global workshop, my hope came back,” he recalled.
"I have been a volunteer with Upwardly Global since 2005. The experience of helping skilled immigrants achieve their professional dreams has enriched me in more ways than I could convey. Sharing their successes and setbacks during their job search journey taught me about resilience, drive and the passion they have to fulfill their potential and reach their goals."
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 8,500 skilled immigrants and have assisted more than 3,000 skilled immigrants back into their career fields, as well as providing comprehensive online services.
We have worked with more than 8,000 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:
have permanent resident/refugee/asylee/affirmative pending asylum status with full work authorization
have a bachelor's degree or higher from a non-U.S. institution
have a minimum of 2 years working experience outside the U.S.
live in the U.S. 5 years or less
have not worked in the U.S. in your professional field
possess computer skills and intermediate English language skills
highly motivated and able to participate in online or in-person training programs
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.