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Home For Job Seekers Success Stories Alumni Stories Persistence Pays Off for PR Professional from Brazil

Persistence Pays Off for PR Professional from Brazil


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.

Persistence Pays Off for PR Professional from Brazil

Gabriela

Media Relations Specialist

Brazil

Public Relations


Make-up counter sales associate

A PR professional from Brazil, Gabriela, had extensive skills and experience. Still, she was unable to make the move from a survival job as a make-up counter sales associate to a professional position in the U.S.

While she was faced with many challenges and disappointments, even being told by some that she would never work in PR or communications with less than perfect English, Gaby never gave up hope.  After attending a Career Summit and working hard with the Upwardly Global staff and volunteers to hone and perfect her interview skills, she finally landed a temporary contract position.  For the next five months she tirelessly juggled her contract job with her full time job as a sales associate, and three hour long commute. After six interviews and a series of writing tests, Gaby was awarded a full-time position as a Media Relations Specialist. Gaby recently addressed a group of new Jobseekers at an Upwardly Global Career Summit, “You have to understand that you are not alone. You are actually in very good company. Take advantage of the support of people at Upwardly Global. They will be with you every step of the way, but it is you that have to keep going.”

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