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March 2017 Blog Posts (26)

The number of Latina-owned businesses in California has skyrocketed

A new report on the "Economic Status of Latinas" found that the number of Latina-owned businesses in California skyrocketed 111 percent since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2007. Those businesses employ more than a half million people in the state, the report from Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE) found.

"We want to see Latina business…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 31, 2017 at 1:53am — No Comments

This is how you nail a phone or video interview

If interviews make you horribly nervous, the thought of doing one remotely might be a relief — but you should still take them just as seriously as an IRL conversation.

Your interviewer may have a harder time seeing you sweat, but they'll still ask questions that test your preparation, interest, and poise. Think of a phone or video interview as an extra…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 31, 2017 at 1:42am — No Comments

Keys to lending to the Hispanic market

During the 2017 National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals Housing Policy and Hispanic Lending Conference, experts described the uniqueness in lending to the Hispanic community, HousingWire staffer Kelsey Ramirez reports.

“Files can be a bit more paper-heavy as the way Latinos bank and track finances, as well as the cultural family structure, are…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 31, 2017 at 1:21am — No Comments

5 tips for the young and unemployed

Most of the career advice young people receive today is staggeringly bad. We’re told to take out large amounts of student debt (an average of 35k) to get a degree, apply for jobs at tons of different companies, and spend all our time making sure our resume has the right format.

We’ve spent the last 4 years in school usually accumulating nothing but theory and…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 27, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments

Will Snapchat Kill Spanish-language TV?

Earlier this month, Snapchat went public in the biggest tech IPO since 2014, raising $3.4 billion to advance its vision to “empower people to express themselves, live in the moment, learn about the world and have fun together.”

When it comes to Hispanic advertising, Spanish-language TV is king, accounting for nearly 80% of all Hispanic major-media spending in…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 27, 2017 at 9:30am — No Comments

Fed interest rate hike hurts Latinos

Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen announced Wednesday that the central bank would be adjusting the target range for the federal funds rate—a short-term interest rate at which banks lend money to one another when their reserves fall short—for the third time since the Great Recession, to a range of between 0.75 and 1 percent. The change sent the stock market…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 27, 2017 at 9:13am — No Comments

Having the right resume can only get you so far

I am a firm believer that no matter how many years you have been in the working world, you’re never too young or too old to have someone you can go to for input and advice. Good mentors are invaluable because, not only can they influence your decisions, but they can unlock your “superpowers”—the unique set of skills you bring to the table—and help you make a real impact at work and beyond. …

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Added by HispanicPro on March 23, 2017 at 11:04am — No Comments

Getting Out of Debt Top Concern for Latinos

Sixty-eight percent of employees chose retirement planning as a top concern in 2016 making it the most often cited concern, but it was actually getting out of debt that continued to top the list of concerns for African American (76%) and Latino (65%) employees, according to Financial Finesse’s 2016 Year in Review report.

Cash and debt management concerns continue…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 23, 2017 at 10:57am — No Comments

Hollywood’s top lobbyists say diversity is good for business

Hollywood hasn’t always shown much interest in telling stories about Latino and Hispanic characters and communities. But Hispanic moviegoers are still some of the most loyal in the nation, according to the Motion Picture Association of America’s annual Theatrical Market Statistics Report, released on Wednesday.

Almost 18 percent of Americans are of Hispanic or Latino origin, but they make up 23 percent of frequent moviegoers, defined as people who buy a movie ticket…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 23, 2017 at 8:37am — No Comments

Making the American Dream of home ownership work for Hispanics

While the economy has improved overall in recent years, it's only too clear that the overall recovery is still leaving many behind. Latinos in particular continue to struggle.

Take the example of homeownership. For Hispanics, homeownership rates are among the disappointing indicators. According to the Census Bureau, just 47 percent of Hispanics owned homes in the…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 20, 2017 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Here’s what you should be doing to get ahead in your career

The rate at which you learn is very important to your career, whether you’re founding a company or starting out in a new job. When you’re learning and adapting quickly, you’re more likely to succeed in your endeavor, even if others are right on your heels.

It’s fine if you don’t know everything about the new project, role, or job on day one. Nobody…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 20, 2017 at 9:44am — No Comments

Bicultural Hispanics most brand loyal

CPG marketers may want to rethink the way they target Hispanic consumers. According to a new report from ThinkNow Research, less acculturated Hispanics — those that have not fully assimilated into American culture — are no more brand loyal than other segments. In fact, Bicultural Hispanics — those who are generally first- or second-generation Americans who identify with…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 20, 2017 at 1:12am — No Comments

When will Hispanics buy from your business?

One of the most common questions I have been asked by executives is: “When will Hispanics buy my products?”

They think that since they have been in business for many years, everybody should know who they are, including the Hispanic markets.

One of the most common mistakes executives make is that they use their personal opinion…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 16, 2017 at 1:05pm — No Comments

5 pieces of terrible resume advice you should ignore

When it comes to résumés, there's a ton of advice out there on how to get it right. And, to be honest, some of it is just downright wrong.

A lackluster résumé is the quickest way to get your job application thrown out altogether, so it's important to separate the helpful advice from the nonsense. …

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Added by HispanicPro on March 16, 2017 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

The long game of Diversity and Inclusion

Creating a diverse and inclusive organization takes time, which is something business leaders often feel they lack.

"We as business leaders have a quarterly mindset; it's ingrained in us," said Doug Speight, a Durham-based entrepreneur. "But this is not short term work. This is as long term as anything has ever been. You're not going to get results immediately.…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 16, 2017 at 11:32am — No Comments

Moving beyond Diversity to Inclusion

Where do we go from here? As we explore the future of diversity in this time of transition and change across our country and world, let us acknowledge that priorities might change, but inclusion will always matter to both individuals and organizations.

Inclusion is the asset that is hidden in plain sight. Today, the goal is to learn how to access it as a tool for…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 13, 2017 at 2:57am — No Comments

The job hunting tips no one tells you about

Landing the perfect new job is always challenging, so it’s not surprising that candidates scour the internet for hints and tips. But we no longer need to be told to proof read CVs and write a cover letter for every application; we’ve heard that advice hundreds of times before. Implementing some lesser-known tactics into your job search, however, can help you gain an…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 12, 2017 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Is a Master’s degree worth it

It’s a questions common among graduates and yuppies: Should I get a Master’s degree? They say that college degrees are the new high school diplomas. Once upon a time, holding one made you unique, a stand-out. Now, obtaining a college degree before joining the workforce feels like an expectation – the new status quo. In that case, the typical…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 11, 2017 at 10:01pm — No Comments

3 business facts everyone needs to know about the power of Latinas

As we enter into Women’s History Month and the world celebrates the role women play in today’s society, it is important to underscore the role of the segment driving more than 50 percent of the total population growth: Latinas.

At approximately 24 million strong, Latinas in the U.S. are a force to be reckon with not only for their…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 11, 2017 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Meet five Latinos making a mark in college basketball

For many years, Latinos were few and far between in basketball. That began to change at the NBA level in the early 2000's, and it didn't take long for college basketball to follow suit. Today, Hispanic's have fully entrenched themselves on the college hardwood, especially at the Division-I level. And now that it's tournament time on the…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 10, 2017 at 2:09am — No Comments

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