After Radouane moved to the U.S., he attended countless interviews that yielded nothing. In order to survive, Rodouane started driving a cab. On a trip to investigate further education options at the City University of New York, he learned about Upwardly Global, an introduction that helped boost his professional career in the U.S.
"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."
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.
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.