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Featured Blog Posts – May 2014 Archive (27)

7 common career change mistakes to avoid

If you spend all of your time at work daydreaming about leaving for greener pastures, it might be time for a career change. A widely reported figure places the number of career changes for the average employee at seven. This figure might be something of an urban legend, since the Bureau of Labor Statistics has no way of tracking career changes, but the average…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 29, 2014 at 8:24am — No Comments

Big business of Quinceañeras

It's a deeply-rooted coming of age celebration that has reached across borders and is quickly becoming big business in the states. San Diego 6's Laura Cavanaugh reports on the cultural significance and the booming industry of Quinceañeras.

With the cascading gown, tiara, church mass and an honor court in tuxedos, one would think this elaborate affair was a wedding, but Bianca Hernandez is celebrating her 15th birthday, or her quinceañera.

"Having a quince to…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 29, 2014 at 8:16am — No Comments

Florida No. 3 for most female Hispanic-owned firms

The woman-owned business market in Florida continues to grow, as the Sunshine State ranks No. 3 for having the most Latina-owned businesses.

According to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, 2014 is expected to see the number of Latina-owned businesses in Florida grow to 144,600 — an increase of 8,700 from 2013’s report that recorded 135,900…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 29, 2014 at 8:08am — No Comments

Tips for landing a higher paying job

Unless you’ve recently retired, won the lottery or were elected President of the United States, chances are you’re looking to keep your career progression on track with increased responsibility and increased salary. Face it -- no one wants to be the assistant forever.

So how exactly do you go about making the leap into a more lucrative position? Here are some…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 27, 2014 at 12:28pm — No Comments

6 Tips for Attracting Hispanic Patients

Understanding certain characteristics of America's fast-growing Hispanic population, such as as their high use of mobile computing devices, reluctance to share information and a need for better education about health insurance exchanges, can help providers and insurers better attract a community with substantial purchasing power, a PricewaterhouseCoopers study contends.…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 27, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

Obama Taps San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro For HUD Secretary

President Obama has been playing musical chairs with his Cabinet.

At the White House on Friday, Obama announced that he's chosen Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan to be his new budget director. Donovan would replace Sylvia Mathews Burwell, who's taking over the Department of Health and Human Services.

That leaves a vacancy atop the…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 27, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments

Learn more about feature guests of the Professionals in Marketing, Media & PR Networking Forum Thursday May 29

Nicole Suárez, Anchor, Hoy Noticias Mundo Fox 13

Nicole Suárez is a Chicago native of Colombian roots who holds a deep commitment to representing the voices and lived experiences of her fellow Latinos in the United States. Nicole first gained international recognition in the Spanish-language market through her participation in Univision's…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 23, 2014 at 1:18pm — No Comments

7 Networking Tips for Young Professionals

Recent grads with shiny new degrees. Mid-career professionals vying for new (or better) jobs. Retirees looking for a supplemental income. The value of professional networking is rarely outgrown — or overstated. Sure, everyone is on LinkedIn these days, but there’s a big difference between knowing the perks of networking and knowing how to network effectively. Hint:…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 22, 2014 at 11:52am — No Comments

Millennial Latinas Are Optimistic And Tweet About It

The Millennial Latina in America is living a double life. Also almost as many Latina Millennials attend college as non-Hispanic whites (NHW). And many are the first to go to college in their families.

Stephen Palacios, executive director, head of intercultural practice at global marketing firm Added Value, which helped execute the recent People en Español’s…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 22, 2014 at 11:47am — No Comments

LÍDERES DE LA COMUNIDAD OTORGARON BECAS A ESTUDIANTES DE CRISTO REY

CHICAGO-- (May 14, 2014) – Fifth Third Bank honra a líderes de nuestra comunidad durante un año reconociéndolos por sus contribuciones.

Tsi-tsi-ki Félix y Juan Gaytán, homenajeados durante el 2013, otorgaron hoy las becas por $5,300 dólares, que recibieron cada uno, a dos estudiantes de la Escuela Secundaria Cristo Rey en una ceremonia especial.

La…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 20, 2014 at 12:12pm — No Comments

How Do We Increase Diversity In The Tech Industry?

Our economy is one driven by technology and innovation. New industries are emerging rapidly and traditional industries are changing radically through the application of advanced tech. In order to stay globally competitive in this Innovation Economy, we must develop an economic base of companies that constantly innovates, optimizes the use of technology and leverages…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 20, 2014 at 10:54am — No Comments

Colleges reach out to Latinos as enrollment sags

Driving along US-411N, flanked by rolling green hills and slow-moving cows, it seems surprising to hear a DJ on the FM dial breathlessly announcing a merengue show in nearby Knoxville - in Spanish.

In fact, Tennessee, like fellow Appalachian states Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia, is home to one of the…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 20, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

Tips for better networking

Whether through professional associations, trade groups, conferences or clubs, networking is an excellent way to learn and share important career information. Here's some sage advice:

Look for areas of mutual interest. Consider each person you meet someone with whom you might be able to share information or assistance.

Ask questions and be a good listener…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 15, 2014 at 3:25pm — No Comments

3 ways to enrich your brand by marketing to wealthy Hispanics

Hispanics are the fastest-growing consumer market in the U.S., and upscale Hispanics are the most influential segment since the baby boomers, so it's important to know how to market to this powerhouse group.

This segment contributes close to 40 percent of Hispanics’ overall $1.5 trillion spending power, according to an AHAA and Nielsen report, “Upscale Latinos…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 15, 2014 at 3:03pm — No Comments

What We Can Learn From The Failures Of NBC Latino And CNN Latino

Earlier this year, we saw the closure of two major efforts by the mainstream media to connect with Hispanics in the U.S.

CNN launched “CNN Latino” last year. The goal of the cable news network was to build an audience around syndicated news and entertainment shows in Spanish. Broadcast TV stations in several markets with large Hispanic populations – including…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 15, 2014 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Google to release diversity data about workforce

Google is planning to release statistics documenting the diversity of its workforce for the first time amid escalating pressure on the technology industry to hire more minorities and women.

The numbers are compiled as part of a report that major U.S. employers must file with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Employers, though, aren't required to make…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 15, 2014 at 1:45pm — No Comments

It's National Small Business Week, Why You Should Care

This week marks the 51st annual National Small Business Week (May 12-16) in the U.S. But who really cares, right? If you're a small business owner, you don't have time to think about stuff like that.

Maybe it's a good time, however, to revisit, just how crucial a role small business plays in the U.S. economy. Despite the rise of mega-retailers and giant…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 12, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments

How to network like you're an all-star

Who you know gets you through the door, but it’s what you know that gets you places. Networking is kind of like the sports playoffs: you need multiple strategies, good teamwork, and above all professionalism to make beneficial connections.

Who you know matters a lot in the startup world. What's your best tip for networking like a pro?

Identify…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 12, 2014 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Minorities the force fueling small business growth

After a decade of working 10-hour days as a manicurist, Patty Paredes decided to take a risk and pursue her dream: to become her own boss.

She wiped out her savings, and with the financial help of her mother, Paredes collected $95,000 to open her own nail salon, Nails & Spa 4U, which she inaugurated in March.

Today Paredes works more days and more…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 12, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Upscale Hispanics key consumers of designer goods

Upscale Latinos are young, digitally connected and represent a growing and important segment for marketers, according to a study released Wednesday by Nielsen and AHAA: The Voice of Hispanic Marketing.

Identified as those whose incomes range from $50,000 to $100,000, upscale Latinos contribute $500 billion or 37 percent of the $1.3 trillion spent annually by…

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Added by HispanicPro on May 12, 2014 at 11:59am — No Comments

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