The new year often brings with it aspirations of professional improvement: Find that dream job, grow or start a business, make new connections. Networking is key to achieving these goals, but approaching strangers and striking up a conversation can be daunting.
Today, many bypass face-to-face encounters and turn only to social media – which can be a big mistake, says…Continue
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A new national study exploring the health patterns of young Hispanic adults reveals striking differences on a variety of related topics, beginning with the definition of "health" itself. Those born in the U.S. describe it as being happy while the foreign-born say it is about not being sick, according to results of The Hispanic Millennial Study unveiled this week in…Continue
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Increasingly, Latina women are a driving force in the U.S. economy, a statement that reflects, yes, their impressive buying power and their contribution to the growth -- and influence -- of all American women. But there's also something more about Latinas.
In fact, countless studies and articles have cited their entrepreneurialism, tech savvy, community mindedness and…Continue
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One in five women living in the U.S. is Latina, and by 2060, this is expected to increase to a third of the U.S. female population. In public schools across the country, Latinas account for about 25 percent of female students. But, in states like California, Texas, and New Mexico, these numbers are even larger, with Latinas accounting for more than 50 percent of school-age…Continue
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If you’re one of those eager to change careers in 2016, what can you do to improve your odds of success?
The trick is to convince an employer that your “old” skills and experiences can be just as…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 25, 2016 at 12:28pm — No Comments
Law school enrollment has decreased each year since 2010, according to numbers from the American Bar Association (ABA). That was the all-time high with more than 147,000 students at the 204 ABA-approved schools. But, there’s an interesting trend taking place amid this overall student reduction: more minority students are being admitted and attending law school.
Added by HispanicPro on January 25, 2016 at 12:23pm — No Comments
Unemployment continues to follow its downward trajectory, according to October data from the Bureau of Labor statistics that show 5 percent of the population was without a job. The insurance industry played a significant role in the job market recovery, hiring hundreds of thousands of professionals over the past five years. Looking solely at insurance agents, more than 95,000…Continue
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Griselda Aldrete is the President & CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM). Previously, she served as the Executive Director at the…Continue
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Some may also notice that Latinos are more upbeat than their Caucasian counterparts, as observed by The Huffington Post's Daniel Cubias. This is despite the fact that Latinos generally live in…Continue
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Hispanic Americans with dreams of a college degree face different challenges than their White, and even Black, peers. For those who hold English as a second language, there are some inherent communication obstacles. For those who are first-generation Americans (or first-generation college students or both), extra guidance is needed to keep them from feeling overwhelmed by the…Continue
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Do you remember, about 365 days ago, when you raised a champagne flute and pledged to find a new job in the coming year? Well, here you are, still hunched over the same desk, still itching for a change.
So 2016 it is. For real this time.
Now the hard part. What might you want to do next?
Here are 10 tips for jump-starting your job hunt before inertia…Continue
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When we think about mentoring, we often think of a long-term and special mentor-mentee relationship, strengthened through a series of face-to-face meetings. The mentor is often…Continue
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Will Roberto be able to carry the heavy boxes his job requires if he donates a kidney to his brother, Jorge? How will his family pay their bills if Roberto has to take several weeks off from work to recover from the surgery?
Will Mama consider a kidney donation from her daughter, Carla, or turn her down, worried the procedure will keep Carla from having another…
Added by HispanicPro on January 14, 2016 at 3:02pm — No Comments
The national unemployment rate remained 5 percent for a third straight month, while the Hispanic unemployment rate lowered slightly to 6.3 percent in December, as more Americans started looking for work, and most found jobs.
According to the Department of Labor, American employers added a strong 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far defying…Continue
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As we ease into a new year, we marketers are enthusiastically looking forward to seeing our 2016 marketing plans in action. Marketers who included online Hispanics in their plans should be rewarded by a large, growing audience which engages and transacts predominantly on smartphones. Those marketers who are not engaging digital Hispanics may want to look for ways to add them to…Continue
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Business developers and sales teams often write off December as a dead month. With so many leads out for the holidays, out-of-office auto-replies “ding” more frequently than ever. But there’s no reason to think those contacts are lost forever.
Here are 5 things I do…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 11, 2016 at 2:47pm — No Comments
If a new career is on your list of new year’s resolutions, then a key first step is knowing exactly what career that is: what industry, what role, what type of company. Employers hire people who are decisive about what they want. Even for entry-level roles, an employer expects candidates to demonstrate a genuine interest in the field. But what if you’re interested in many…Continue
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As we begin 2016, we anticipate what the New Year has in store for our industry. I have never been afraid of making predictions, but I think 2016 will be unpredictable. So I’ll instead highlight important stories and trends to track.
Latin American Immigration
This topic has the most direct impact on Hispanic marketing – both in the short- and…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 11, 2016 at 1:33pm — No Comments
In presidential election years, it is natural to see our political leaders also as the brokers of our economic salvation. Some, such as columnist Harold Meyerson, long have embraced politics as a primary lever of upward mobility for minorities. He has positively contrasted the rise of Latino politicians in California, and particularly Los Angeles, with the relative dearth of…Continue
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Research suggests that more than 90 per cent of the New Year resolutions are broken within the first week itself and another 5 per cent during the first month.
Change is the only thing constant in this world and it comes in two forms. We either progress towards what…Continue
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