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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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"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

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Engineer Engages Mentor and Strategic Job Search to Land Professional Position


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.

Engineer Engages Mentor and Strategic Job Search to Land Professional Position

Isidro

Application Engineer

Dominican Republic

Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering



Isidro, a mechanical engineer from the Dominican Republic, had over ten years of substantial experience.  After completing the 2009 August Career Summit and learning some of the necessary tools to implement a successful job search, Isidro applied to every opening he could find in his field in the New York tri-state region.  Despite his persistence, he was frustrated by the lack of results.  But Isidro refused to give up on his dream of finding meaningful employment in his field in the U.S and he decided to take charge.

He called a meeting with his Upwardly Global mentor and enlisted the staff for additional support.  Now re-energized and more confident, Isidro went about implementing a revised, more strategic job search plan where rather than randomly sending out resume’s he targeted only those employers offering positions that closely matched his professional skills and goals.

In less than a week, calls for interviews were coming in. His tireless efforts paid off and he found himself at the final stages of the interview process with not one, but two companies. Isidro can now support his wife, three children, and his mother who is living outside of the U.S. with the salary from his position as Application Engineer with Alstrom Energy Group and is enjoying a healthy work-life balance.

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