Featured Blog Posts – February 2014 Archive (22)

The 5 New Rules For Landing A Job In Today's Market

I hear from many "older" job seekers these days who are frustrated with today's job search process. They are convinced that their "advanced age" (30, 40, 50, or more) is causing them problems. I think they could be right, but NOT, perhaps, for the reason they think...

Although I do not doubt that age discrimination exists, I know that other things could be…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 27, 2014 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Innovating Under The Latin Influence

Innovation is the life blood of any successful business; without it ,companies cease to offer brands, products, services and experiences that delight their customers. Eventually, companies that don’t disrupt themselves with their own innovation get disrupted out of existence by more innovative players. But finding great new ideas and turning them into products and…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 27, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

CNN Latino couldn’t meet the business expectations

After a year in operation, CNN Latino will close this month the programming aimed at attracting Spanish language and bilingual Hispanics because its inability to meet business expectations, according to Geraldine Moriba, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide.

Geraldine Moriba re-affirmed to me that CNN is committed to best serving the Latino…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 27, 2014 at 12:07pm — No Comments

5 Ways To Encourage Workplace Diversity

Lately, workplace diversity has been generating a lot of buzz. Countless studies have been done over the last couple of years. Every week, the blogosphere generates a ton of thought-provoking discussion about this topic. And it is all happening for good reason: Diversity could be the key to business success.

Today, businesses have greater access to global talent.…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 24, 2014 at 10:03pm — No Comments

How to translate the Hispanic culture into big business

The Hispanic community is growing at a fast pace. They are getting embedded into mainstream culture and emerging as a powerhouse of economic influence.

Hispanics are playing an important role in U.S. business success. As of today, they are the second-largest consumer market, and it is estimated that their purchasing power will increase 50 percent by 2015 to $1.5…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 24, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting a Job

Many job seekers are inclined to jump at the first job offer that comes their way. But what if it isn't exactly the type of position you wanted? Should you still take it?

Heather Huhman, a career and workplace expert for the online career site Glassdoor, said that while those who have experienced a long-term job search probably feel as though they should take…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 23, 2014 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

We all know networking has the potential to dramatically enhance our careers; making new connections can introduce us to valuable new information, job opportunities, and more. But despite that fact, many of us are doing it wrong — and I don’t just mean the banal error of trading business cards at a corporate function and not following up properly. Many executives, even…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 22, 2014 at 3:39pm — No Comments

5 essential tips to maximize your offline networking efforts

Have you ever gone to a networking event that seemed like it was going to be great, you attend, then leave finding that you didn’t find what you were looking for at all there?

Business professionals from all kinds of backgrounds often spend time networking inefficiently. Going to events with just a few of these tips in mind will help ensure that you make the most…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 19, 2014 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Reaping The Benefits Of Diversity For Modern Business Innovation

Diversity is critical for organization’s ability to innovate and adapt in a fast-changing environment. Some of the most successful entrepreneurs and most admired leaders will tell you the same thing. Diversity is essential to growth and prosperity of any company: diversity of perspectives, experiences, cultures, genders, and age. Why? Because diversity breeds…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Chicago native Cristina Navarrete joins Telemundo Wisconsin news team

Cristina comes to Telemundo Wisconsin from Univision Chicago. Cristina spent her childhood living in the Midwest and Mexico. Her childhood education was bilingual, which is what led her to achieve a clear grasp of the Spanish language at such an early age. She discovered her passion for TV as a young child. Cristina remembers watching the news when she was a little girl…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 18, 2014 at 12:38pm — No Comments

How to Interview for a Job While You've Still Got One

Decades ago, many people found their first full-time job and stayed with the company until retirement. Today, it's not unusual to have worked for two or more different companies by the time you reach age 30. In many cases, this means that workers are interviewing for new positions while they're still employed.

Searching for a new job while you already have one…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 18, 2014 at 12:08am — No Comments

Why Networks Are Dropping Special Latino Programming

“Todo es posible” — anything is possible. That’s the slogan for CNN Latino, a Spanish-language news service launched just over a year ago. But already it’s coming to an end. The channel is slated to shut down this month.

This follows the quiet closing last month of the new English-language NBC Latino, which used the tagline “The Voice of American…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 18, 2014 at 12:04am — No Comments

13 Tech Companies That Set Up Shop in Latin America

Companies focused on tech and mobile know the value of the Latin American audience — or at least they should. In 2013, consumers in Latin America spent an average of 10 hours per month on social networking sites, and five of the world's top 10 most socially engaged online markets are now located in LatAm.

Overall Internet usage is also exploding in the…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 11, 2014 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Dominican University To Recognize West Suburban Community Leader Roberto Sepulveda

Dominican University announced that to celebrate the memory and legacy of Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli, the pioneer missionary priest who founded the congregation of the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, each of the university’s schools will recognize a recent alumnus whose characteristics echo that of “Fr. Sam.” Each of these alumni will be known as a “Young Mazzuchelli Model.”…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 11, 2014 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Diversity outreach in Navy recruiting

The Navy prides itself on being a top diversity employer, and in the past several years, has increased its efforts to improve diversity outreach, awareness, and recruiting.

Diversity allows for a stronger, talented work force, and outreach in recruiting increases the number of individuals with whom recruiters may connect to discuss Navy…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 9, 2014 at 10:46pm — No Comments

Latin America catches entrepreneurship fever

From Venezuela's oil, to copper from Chile, Argentinean soybeans, bananas from Ecuador, Mexican silver, and timber from Brazil - the vast region is blessed with a fabulous array of commodities the world wants and needs.

But Latin America has been less good at exporting ideas. When it comes to entrepreneurship and innovation, the region has a poor…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 9, 2014 at 10:45pm — No Comments

How wealthy Latinos are transforming Miami housing

Four years ago, Angel Herrera, 29, together with his brother and father, started investing in properties in Miami during the real estate slump, closing on two $6.6 million deals –- all in cash.

In Venezuela, the Herreras have a food distribution company, among other businesses. But the country’s instability drove them to look elsewhere for investments.

“We…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 7, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Helping young job seekers find success

Like many twentysomethings who graduated from college in recent years, Gregg Chiarello had a hard time getting a career started. Despite applying for scores of jobs on job boards and company websites, he couldn’t parlay his degree in marketing and years of retail experience into a professional position.

“I was getting nowhere,” said Chiarello, 27, of…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 7, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

CNN shuts down CNN Latino

CNN Latino, the news network directed to the Hispanic market in the US, will close down its programming operations after a year, this February.

“CNN Latino was a bold effort to emphasize CNN’s commitment to the Hispanic market in the United States,” said Isabel Bucaram , a spokeswoman for CNN in Spanish.

“During 2013 we learned a lot and will use that…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 5, 2014 at 10:33am — No Comments

Networking To Land A Job

Need a job? You need to network. Have a job and want to keep it? You need to network. Networking should be a career-long endeavor that is just as important as performing your job in an excellent manner. Here's why. First, if we have learned anything over the past four years, it's that job security does not exist - if it ever did. One big economic downturn - or any…

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Added by HispanicPro on February 4, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments

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