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Colombian Physician Starts Again

Name: Paola

Country: Colombia

Profession: Resident – Family Medicine

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.”

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Upwardly Global's Impact

"Upwardly Global taught me how to improve my skills as a job seeker and helped me to see my weaknesses as strengths. Their guidance, help, and motivation are priceless."

Name: Celinda Mendoza

Country: Colombia

Profession: Systems Integration Consultant

Company: Accenture

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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 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.

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We can help you get a professional job

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:

  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 five office locations: Chicago, New York, San Francisco Bay Area, Silver Spring, Maryland.

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

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