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Featured Blog Posts – November 2016 Archive (24)

6 holiday Networking tips

Urban legend has it that corporate budgets for the year have already been expended and the hiring process all but stops in December. Not so! While you may be tempted, do not put your job hunt on ice. Even in those companies where hiring is temporarily frozen, networking and interviewing continues unabated in order to lay the groundwork for a rush of job offers going out…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 28, 2016 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Millennials And Gen Z Are The Hispanic Market

There is a big reason why marketers have spent the last five years obsessed with Millennials — the numbers. Millennials total 75.4 million and have overtaken Baby Boomers as America’s largest generation. The business community is also starting to pay attention to the next generation, Gen Z. This group of people under the age of 20 is already almost as large as…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 28, 2016 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Financial services high on Hispanics

Hispanics in the U.S. have long been known as “the sleeping giant” for their potential as a substantial and still-growing voting bloc. Now, some in the financial services industry are getting serious about targeting Hispanics — and Hispanic millennials in particular — as a prime source for market growth.

Hispanics — or Latinos, a term some prefer — are an…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 27, 2016 at 6:46pm — No Comments

How to stay in touch with a growing contact list

It’s commonly accepted advice that a large network is beneficial to your career, but how do you actually stay in touch with everybody? If you’re career-minded enough to know you need a network, you’re probably already working hard at your job. You will know more and more people as you gain experience, making it even harder to stay in touch.

How do you stay in…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2016 at 12:47am — No Comments

NFL heads to Mexico to attract Hispanic fans

This week's "Monday Night Football" game will be played in the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City -- the first time the NFL has held a regular season game south of the border since 2005.

Over the last decade, the Hispanic audience for football has boomed. NFL viewership among Hispanics has increased 28% in the past five years alone, according to Nielsen.

The…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2016 at 12:39am — No Comments

Latinos face mental health woes alone

At first, it was scary, admits Joe Muñoz, 19, referring to his experience being admitted into the psychiatric hospital’s emergency room. “It was overcrowded. You feel you do not belong there. You see others who are much worse off than you, like drug addicts and crazy people.”

Having been born with partial facial paralysis and an outer ear deformity, called…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2016 at 12:23am — No Comments

Hispanics are more cautious about holiday spending and the economy

Hispanics are more cautious about their holiday spending this year with 1 in 5 saying they will not be shopping at all, according to a national survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative (FAU BEPI).

The number of respondents who said they would not shop in 2016 has increased by 10 points since the 2015 survey, from 11…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 17, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

From Teen Mom To 3 MIT Degrees

Noramay Cadena is a #bosslady in all aspects of her life. As the daughter of immigrants, she understood the intricacies of growing up in a Latino family, the responsibility that it entails and the opportunity that living in the United States affords her.

As a teen mom, she understood that the example she set for her daughter would have ramifications beyond the…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 17, 2016 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Holiday Networking tips

The holiday season is coming up fast and this could be a great opportunity to make some career connections with family and friends. Networking during the holidays is mingling and making small talk; it's a more informal experience than a network meeting in someone's office.

When relatives and neighbors ask you about what you want to do after graduation, give them…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 17, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

Read feature guest biographies of the 2016 Law and Government Networking Forum

Read feature guest biographies of the 2016 Law and Government Networking Forum tomorrow at LondonHouse Hotel Chicago.

Moderator

Marlo Rodriguez, The Court Reporter Chronicles

Marlo Rodriguez, CSR, RPR has been a court reporter in Chicago for almost 20 years and is the Founder of The…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 15, 2016 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Study unveils U.S. Latinas' Influence on the $7 trillion female purchasing power

In advance of the holiday shopping season, BODEN, a cross-cultural communications agency, and QuestMindshare unveiled The Latina SmartPurse™. The Latina SmartPurse is an innovative research initiative focused on the Hispanic female in the U.S. This progressive research takes a deep dive into the modern Latina consumer, her influence, and what she expects from brands when making…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2016 at 12:45pm — No Comments

5 signs you're about to make a bad career decision

Most of the choices we make every day are simple and straight-forward: what to wear to work, what to eat for lunch, whether to go to sleep at a reasonable hour or stay up watching Netflix. They don’t cause much stress or inner conflict.

Career transition points, on the other hand, can leave you feeling significantly more stuck—especially when you’re facing a big,…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2016 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Latinos are most frequent victims of wage theft

Wage theft is epidemic and it hits Latino workers the hardest. A recent study by the Economic Policy Institute found that wage theft across America is costing workers $50 billion per year. Compare that to the robberies, burglaries, larcenies, and motor vehicle thefts in the FBI’s uniform crime report, which cost victims an estimated $14 billion over the same period, and you can…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2016 at 12:38pm — No Comments

STEM Career Advice: Soft Skills You Need For Your Job

Soft skills are essential in any job. But these are not always being focused on when it comes to technical jobs. But the truth is, when it comes to jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, soft skills are much more important.

Soft skills are important when you want to get hired and when you want to stay longer on the job. Employers do not only base their…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 10, 2016 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Nueva Latina Leaders recognized a Latino Leader

José R. Sánchez, CEO of Norwegian American Hospital who was recognized by Nueva Latina Leaders group posed with all the professional ladies in attendance 



CHICAGO, —Nueva Latina Leaders (NLL), a group of successful women in the fields of business, community service, education, health and…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 10, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments

Hispanic-owned businesses are growing faster than all other firms

There is no faster-growing group of entrepreneurs in the United States than Hispanic business owners.

Over the last decade, Hispanic-owned companies have grown at a rate 15 times higher than that of all other firms, according to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

In the mid-Atlantic region — consisting of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania — there has been…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 10, 2016 at 11:46am — No Comments

The ten deadly sins of Networking

Networking is a wonderful thing. The connections you make and friendships you establish in your professional life will power you through your career.

It’s not just that the people you know will help you spot opportunities and get great jobs or clients, although that could easily happen.

Your network is good for much more than leads and advice during your job…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 7, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments

How Tech can make Banking more inclusive

So much of the focus in bank technology is on making life easier for everyday customers, but a handful of banks and fintechs are trying to simplify banking for everyone.

Recently some banks have introduced products or mobile features intended to help customers who are otherwise being passed over by technology because of disabilities, language barriers or other…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 7, 2016 at 11:53am — No Comments

Spanish-speaking skills needed in the workplace

Recently, I called a pharmacy to refill a prescription. Before reaching any human being, I had to wait for the telephone prompt to tell me, “Para continuar en español sigue dos,” which means to continue in Spanish, press two. This is only an example of the many instances where I have encountered this situation. …

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Added by HispanicPro on November 7, 2016 at 11:44am — No Comments

Hispanic-owned businesses see revenue spike

Hispanic-owned businesses are on a roll, reveals a new study. According to the Biz2Credit Hispanic Small Business Credit Study, Hispanic-owned companies had average annual revenues of $202,327 in 2016, up from $68,540 the previous year.

The number of loan applications by Latino entrepreneurs made through Biz2Credit.com grew by 68.7 percent in the past 12…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 7, 2016 at 11:37am — No Comments

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