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Persistence Pays Off for PR Professional from Brazil

Name: Gabriela

Country: Brazil

Profession: Media Relations Specialist

A PR professional from Brazil, Gabriela, worked as a make-up counter sales associate in the U.S. But Gaby never gave up hope. After a series of interviews and writing tests, Gaby finally landed a full-time position as a Media Relations Specialist.

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Upwardly Global's Impact

"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."

Name: Felipe Santander

Country: Chile

Profession: Architect

Company: Todd Jersey Architecture

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What will I learn from the Job Seeker Training Program?
2. What are the steps in working with Upwardly Global?
3. Is there a guarantee that you will find me a job?
4. Is Upwardly Global a placement agency?
5. What makes Upwardly Global different from other workforce development organizations or staffing agencies?
6. How much does the training program cost?
7. What if my English skills or other basic skills (for example computer skill) are not adequate?
8. Why don’t you work with candidates who have been in the U.S. for more than five years?

1. What will I learn from the Job Seeker training program?
How the U.S. job search process works
How to write a U.S.-style resume and cover letter in a U.S. format
How to effectively prepare and interview for jobs
How to effectively network

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2. What are the steps in working with Upwardly Global?
Working with Upwardly Global involves three stages:

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 experienced Upwardly Global staff or professional mentors who will provide support in your job search

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3. Is there a guarantee that you will find me a job?
We do not guarantee job placement. What we can guarantee is that after you complete the training, you will have a professional portfolio consisting of a resume and cover letter, a growing connection with professionals in your field, and improved interview and networking skills. Your success in finding a job will depend on your motivation and determination.

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4. Is Upwardly Global a placement agency?
No. Upwardly Global is not a placement agency and we do not guarantee job placement. We offer trainings to equip skilled immigrants with skills and tools you need to rebuild your career in the U.S.

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5. What makes Upwardly Global different from other workforce development organizations or staffing agencies?
Upwardly Global is the leading U.S. organization committed to helping skilled immigrants and refugees rebuild their professional careers in the U.S. In addition to the training program, we also help skilled immigrants build relationships with U.S. professionals and employers in their field.

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6. How much does the training program cost?
Upwardly Global has supportive funders and sponsors that provide us with grants and donations. This allows us to offer our services and programs for free. In return, we expect a full commitment from you when you decide to participate in our program. We also encourage you to give back once you begin rebuilding your professional career.

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7. What if my English skill or other basic skills (for example computer skill) are not adequate?
We will refer potential job seekers to our community partners for additional English, computer and other vocational training programs that serve the immigrant community. We will invite you to re-apply when the training is complete.

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8. Why don’t you work with candidates who have been in the U.S. for more than five years?
If an individual has been outside of a professional field for more than five years, they face increased barriers to career re-entry that may not be addressed by our programs and services. Often they need skills updates and continued education in order to be competitive.

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