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A Financial Professional Relaunches A Promising Career

Name: Ruchi

Country: India

Profession: Working for a leading U.S. bank

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.

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"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."

Name: Caroline Cornely

Country: USA

Profession: Business Finance Manager

Company: Global TAC & Operations

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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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