April 2020 Blog Posts (26)

How to Network virtually

We are all working remotely. There’s an onslaught of change, new work habits, and “coworkers.” We are inundated by content about COVID-19 that leaves us worried and overwhelmed.

Take a breath.

When we are distancing ourselves in a way we have never done before, it is more important than ever to stay connected to the people who matter…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 30, 2020 at 4:07pm — No Comments

27 best work from home jobs

Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, the remote job market was on the rise, with more and more workers seeking out flexible arrangements that allow them to work from home or travel the globe.

To help job seekers during this difficult time, FlexJobs has compiled a list of 20 companies currently hiring for remote jobs as well as a list of 50…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 30, 2020 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Tips for a career change cover letter

Whatever your reasons might be for considering a career change or a side gig, if you determine that you want to enter a new industry, it can be difficult to know how to write a cover letter for a career change or an additional job.

While there is some controversy about the relevance of a cover letter, there are enough organizations that still…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 30, 2020 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Coronavirus could 'decimate' Latino wealth

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is dealing a hard-hitting blow to Latinos who barely recovered from the hammering they took in the Great Recession, raising the possibility of a setback from which many may not recover.…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 26, 2020 at 11:39pm — No Comments

How to develop virtual Networking opportunities

Since lots of people attend conferences for the opportunity to network with fellow attendees and speakers, many meeting pros are concerned about making that possible in a virtual environment. A look at some ways it can be done.…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 26, 2020 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Job searching during a crisis

In the past four weeks, more than 22 millions Americans filed for unemployment. People across all industries have been impacted in some way either through losing their job or having their hours reduced.

Here are seven things to help job seekers be successful in their job search during this crisis.…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 26, 2020 at 10:56am — No Comments

Transforming your networking skills

The first rule in networking is having a plan. You need to have a purpose for reaching out to people firmly planted in your mind before you begin talking with them.

If you agree that networking plays a significant role in your job search, but your efforts are lacking in results, then the following tips may help revive your networking knowledge.…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 23, 2020 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Here’s a list of places that are hiring right now in Chicago

The coronavirus pandemic has caused a historic number of job losses, with 26 million people now unemployed in the United States in the five weeks since the outbreak began. In Illinois, more than 737,000 people have filed unemployment claims, leaving many struggling to find work.

Here’s a list of major businesses that are hiring right now in the…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 23, 2020 at 1:58pm — No Comments

How the coronavirus outbreak will change careers and lives

The coronavirus started out as a health pandemic, but the outbreak will create long-lasting changes to the way we live and work.

Now that companies recognize that employees can relatively easily work from home, executives are likely to encourage this behavior.…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 23, 2020 at 12:38pm — No Comments

First Latina ever to be named editor of Rutgers Law Review

Nina Rodriguez '17 has been appointed the editor-in-chief of the Rutgers University Law Review in Camden. She is the first Latina to ever hold the position.

“For me, representation matters so much,” she says. “I know I’m paving the way for others who come after me.”

Published five times a year, the Rutgers University Law Review is the…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 20, 2020 at 8:56am — No Comments

Now is not the time to put Diversity and Inclusion on the back burner

Every industry and sector of our world has now been impacted by COVID-19 in one way or another. Many companies are grappling with how to make it out of this situation thriving.

But even with the cataclysmic shifts that the world is currently experiencing, there are several reasons why your company’s DEI efforts should not be…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 20, 2020 at 8:38am — No Comments

Spend your lockdown productively

If you’re unemployed during this COVID-19 crisis, you’re probably weighing the decision about looking for work. This is not a simple equation!

Whether that’s in the look-for-work camp or in the wait-it-out camp, there are things you can do with your time that will benefit your job search, whenever that takes place. Here are six ideas to get you…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 20, 2020 at 8:25am — No Comments

10 years of U.S. job growth wiped out in 4 weeks

The number of people filing for unemployment climbed by another 5.2 million last week as the toll of the nation's economic dive amid the pandemic continues to mount. That number is down from the revised 6.6 million in the week that ended April 4, the Labor Department said.

But in the past four weeks, a total of 22 million have filed jobless…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 16, 2020 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Boost your job search with your online presence

Many employers use both LinkedIn and Handshake to find and connect with potential job candidates. Now is a great time to make sure your online profiles are current and filled out as completely as possible. Follow these tips for enhancing your profiles:…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 16, 2020 at 1:30pm — No Comments

How to save Hispanic lives during a pandemic

Across the United States, black and Hispanic people suffer disproportionately from poverty, poor health care and chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and asthma.

Now the data, when it is available, shows that black and Hispanic Americans are dying of the coronavirus disease at rates far higher than white Americans.…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 16, 2020 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Coronavirus and your career

With large group gatherings, daily activities and even dining in restaurants being put on hold for the foreseeable future, several natural networking environments have evaporated.

The good news is that due to modern technology, meeting in-person isn’t required to develop new relationships or deepen existing ones.…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 12, 2020 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Companies are offering more mental health benefits amid coronavirus

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, more companies are stepping up their mental health benefit offerings for employees. Here are several companies, including Starbucks and Target, that have boosted their mental health resources in the wake of the global outbreak.…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 12, 2020 at 10:32pm — No Comments

Here's who's hiring right now

Some industries — from shipping to online learning — are hiring to meet coronavirus-related demand. Here are some of the companies hiring right now.

Instacart says it’s looking to hire 300,000 contract workers over the next three months.

Amazon says it’s looking to hire 100,000 new workers for its fulfillment centers and delivery…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 12, 2020 at 10:00pm — No Comments

3 things you need to know about an April job search

No matter how much you prepare for your job search, a fair amount of the process will be out of your…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 9, 2020 at 11:18am — No Comments

What does the coronavirus pandemic mean for your job search?

As companies move to remote work to fight the coronavirus pandemic and an increasing number of workers are being laid off or furloughed, you might be wondering if you should continue to send out resumes or just assume that no one is hiring for the foreseeable future.

It’s true that economists are predicting a recession, but career…

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Added by HispanicPro on April 9, 2020 at 11:15am — No Comments

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