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6 classic job-hunting tips that still work wonders

The internet has forever altered — and widened — the job-search process, but the basic guidelines for landing work remain very much the same. So let’s review:

1. You can’t find something if you don’t know what you’re looking for. So before starting any job hunt, you need a clear idea of what you want to do, where you want to do it and whom you…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 18, 2019 at 11:01am — No Comments

Driving for Diversity in the startup sector

A 2017 report by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that from 1990 to 2016, women represented less than 10 percent of the entrepreneurial and venture capital labor pool, while Hispanics represented about 2 percent and black people represented less than 1 percent. That was despite participation rates in education programs that led to…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 17, 2019 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Hispanics breathe in more deadly air pollution than responsible for

African-Americans and Hispanics breathe in far more deadly air pollution than they are responsible for making, a new study said.

A study looked at who is exposed to fine particle pollution — responsible for about 100,000 American deaths a year — and how much different races are responsible for the pollution based on their buying, driving, and…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 17, 2019 at 10:56am — No Comments

The Little Village Chamber of Commerce appoints Blanca R. Soto as the new Executive Director

(Chicago)- The Little Village Chamber of Commerce announces the appointment of Blanca R. Soto as the new Executive Director. Blanca previously served as Managing Director and has successfully worked with the Chamber for nearly a decade strengthening business and community relations, increasing business to the corridor and effectively executing the…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 13, 2019 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Latino engineers want to encourage more to pursue STEM careers

STEM jobs, a crucial part of the global economy, are growing faster than other industries and tend to pay better than the national average, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Hispanics make up 16 percent of the American workforce, but only 6 percent of scientists and engineers, according to the National Science…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 13, 2019 at 8:48pm — No Comments

87% of Hispanic Entrepreneurs plan to expand their businesses

Hispanics make up 18.1% of the US population with close to 60 million people, and more Hispanic entrepreneurs are serving this population.

According to the 2019 Bank of America Hispanic Small Business Owner Spotlight (PDF), 87% of Hispanic entrepreneurs plan to expand their business this year. This translates to 20% higher than non-Hispanic…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 13, 2019 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Tips for getting kids interested in STEM fields

STEM gets a lot of attention, and employment stats show a dramatic growth in STEM-related occupations. Knowing it’s cool is one thing, but it’s different to know how to foster a love of science in little ones and encourage bigger ones to pursue STEM careers.

Not everyone has a renowned research biologist in their contact list, but thankfully…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 11, 2019 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Hispanics are more likely to be monthly moviegoers

When it comes to popular culture, US Hispanics are prolific consumers – so understanding their preferences among genres, actors, and actresses is a top priority for the movie industry.

Research from MRI-Simmons and E-Poll shows that, compared to the average moviegoer nationwide, Hispanic moviegoers (ages 18 and above) are 36% more likely to see…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 11, 2019 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Investing in stocks and the racial wealth gap

Technology has thrown open many doors to the financial industry, once an exclusive community of initiates, and decidedly white and male. Today, virtually anyone with internet access who is able to scrape together some cash and courage can jump into investing in stocks.

Yet African-American and Hispanic consumers have been slow to embrace this…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 11, 2019 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Career tips for each decade of your working life

Like life in general, career planning can be different depending on your age. While some of the strategies to achieve goals may be the same throughout your life — effective communication, for example — the goals can be distinct.

In your 20s

• Exploration is key while financial obligations and family ties are not as…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 7, 2019 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Engage Latino business owners for an accurate census

About 4.4 million Latino-owned businesses in the United States contribute more than $700 billion to the economy annually, according to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. These same businesses created nearly three million American jobs and are driving a gross domestic product of more than $2 trillion.…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 7, 2019 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Chief Diversity Officers are Set Up to fail

A new report from executive search consultancy Russell Reynolds helps shed light on the current plight of corporate diversity professionals.

While the now robust business case for diversity has persuaded executive teams to install more diversity leaders and inclusion systems, there are real reasons to believe that their work will not have the…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 4, 2019 at 11:35pm — No Comments

75% of resumes never get read by a human

Job seekers, forget recruiters and hiring managers. There's a new gatekeeper standing between you and your dream job that you need to please first.

Three-fourths of all resumes never even get seen by human eyes.…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 3, 2019 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Finding joy in your career

When was the last time you were truly excited about your work?

If it’s been a while, maybe it’s time to start asking why, and what you can do about it. Maybe your personal interests or expertise have changed, maybe your organization has changed, or maybe it was never an ideal fit. In any case, if you are unhappy more often than not, now is the…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 3, 2019 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Woman-run businesses lead growth in Arizona and beyond

The past decade has seen an explosion of growth among women-owned businesses both in Arizona and across the US, creating a more diverse and inclusive economy. According to the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, women-led firms in the US grew by 58% since 2007, compared to businesses overall at 12%, while contributing over $3 trillion in…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 3, 2019 at 2:26pm — No Comments

How Latino credit unions clear banking barriers

Latino-friendly credit unions aim to help people who have traditionally been underserved by the American banking system. This includes immigrants, especially from Latin America, who often avoid banks. But a bank account means having a safe place to keep cash and pay bills (regardless of your citizenship or immigration status).

The percentage of…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 28, 2019 at 1:19pm — No Comments

How do you solve the Diversity problem in Marketing?

Within the last few months, scandals from luxury brands Gucci, Prada and Burberry have rocked the fashion industry and captured the public’s attention. The general consensus is that these companies have created products that are hurtful and deeply offensive to many. There is a clear and evident need for a deeper understanding of diversity and…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 28, 2019 at 1:03pm — No Comments

The digital habits of US Hispanics

It’s no secret that the US Hispanic market is increasingly vital to brands. Hispanics now account for 18% of the population, are the second-fastest growing ethnic group, and control more than $1.7 trillion in annual purchasing power.

However, while businesses may recognize the importance of reaching US Hispanics, many remain unsure of exactly…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 28, 2019 at 12:40pm — No Comments

How to get good IT job references

Your professional reputation is like your DNA, Russell Reynolds Associates consultant Eric Sigurdson is fond of saying: You can’t change it.

That good name comes into play when potential employers start reaching out to your references. “There is a pattern of your behaviors and performance that everyone around you sees, observes, and evaluates,”…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 26, 2019 at 10:41am — No Comments

5 Ways to Connect With Hispanic Millennials and Gen Zers

Contrary to how they’re often portrayed in the media, today’s young Hispanic population is dynamic, multicultural, heterogeneous and often multilingual, setting them apart from every other group, minority or otherwise. Mostly born in the U.S. or at least raised here, their Spanish and English proficiency crosses the spectrum.…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 26, 2019 at 10:29am — No Comments

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