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Engineer Engages Mentor and Strategic Job Search to Land Professional Position

Name: Isidro

Country: Dominican Republic

Profession: Application Engineer

Isidro, a mechanical engineer from the Dominican Republic, had over ten years of experience. Despite his persistence, he was frustrated by the lack of results. He called a meeting with his Upwardly Global mentor and enlisted the staff for additional support. His tireless efforts paid off. Isidro can now support his family and is enjoying a healthy work-life balance.

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"Through Upwardly Global, I was able to start building my professional network in America and the importance and value of this expands far beyond the immediate needs of a job search."

Name: Nikolai Kastioukevitch

Country: Belarus

Profession: Business Analyst

Company: NYC Department of Small Business Services

Home For Job Seekers Success Stories A Financial Professional Relaunches A Promising Career

A Financial Professional Relaunches A Promising Career


Determined not to let her two master's degrees in finance and five years of experience go to waste, Ruchi nonetheless kept hitting walls at every turn in her U.S. job search. In early 2014, Ruchi enrolled in our Women's Services Program and began working with her UpGlo career advisor. Several months later, when she was invited to interview at a leading U.S. bank, Ruchi was prepared. She completed all of her interview rounds in one day, and received an offer the following day.

A Financial Professional Relaunches A Promising Career

Ruchi

Working for a leading U.S. bank

India

Two master's degrees in Finance


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Ruchi came to the U.S. in 2010 on a dependent visa that did not include a work permit. This was heartbreaking for Ruchi because it meant that she was unable to continue the promising finance career she had built in India, which included positions at Accenture and Angel Broking Limited, one of India's most respected wealth management firms.

Later, when she finally received the legal authorization to work, she found there were still barriers standing in her way. Ruchi learned about UpGlo from a neighbor and enrolled in our Women's Services Program. She completed her core training online in just five days, and was matched with her UpGlo career advisor. Her advisor, Altin, recalls that Ruchi, "had a great attitude and a great resume, but the format did not highlight her qualities, causing her resume to get lost in the crowd."

Over the next three months, they worked together on expanding her network, applying, and preparing for interviews so that Ruchi was confident when she was invited to interview at a leading U.S. bank. The company was so impressed with Ruchi that she was asked to complete all rounds of interviews in one day and received an offer the following day. Ruchi is thriving in her new role and is now preparing for her next step, advancing towards Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and working her way back into investment banking.

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