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Informational Interview Leads to Full Time Position for Colombian Sociologist

Name: Monica

Country: Colombia

Profession: Youth Center Coordinator

Monica, a Sociologist from Colombia had nearly given up on her professional job search. Out of her professional field for more than five years, she was working as a sales associate to pay the bills. Upwardly Global connected her with a well-known Chicago-based nonprofit. Monica now proudly serves as a Youth Center Coordinator for the organization.

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Upwardly Global's Impact

"Our strong collaboration with Upwardly Global serves as an ongoing source of talent to fuel the growth of my business and ensures positive health outcomes for both Chicago citizens and international visitors who have Limited English Proficiency."

Name: Kim Taylor

Country: USA

Profession: President

Company: Healthcare Langauge Services

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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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