A native Colombian, Paola was working at one of the Chile’s largest public hospitals. In 2007, she moved to the Windy City to start a new life. "For a long time I didn't do anything, because I didn't have the contacts or anything…” she says. Then Paola connected with Upwardly Global. “They really changed my life.”
"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."
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 a Green Card or refugee/asylee status *
have a bachelor's degree or higher
have a minimum of two years working experience outside the U.S.
live in the U.S. for less than 5 years
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
* If you are an asylum seeker with a pending case and you live outside the San Francisco Bay Area, your application with Upwardly Global will be placed on hold until your case has been approved, and you will receive resources to support you during the interim period
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.