May 2015 Blog Posts (26)

5 facts about Latinos and education

Educational attainment among U.S. Latinos has been changing rapidly in recent years, reflecting the group’s growth in the nation’s public K-12 schools and colleges. Over the past decade, the Hispanic high school dropout rate has declined and college enrollment has increased, even as Hispanics trail other groups in earning a bachelor’s degree.

Hispanics cited education…


Added by HispanicPro on May 31, 2015 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Hispanics Make Social a Crucial Part of Digital Lives

While social networking’s popularity extends across ethnicities, conventional wisdom is correct in saying it is particularly important for US Hispanics. It’s not that they overindex as users of social networks across the board, but rather that social networking plays a distinct role in their digital activity, according to a new eMarketer report, “US Hispanics: What’s True,…


Added by HispanicPro on May 31, 2015 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Job advice 101: Don't insult company online

Note to job seekers (especially younger ones, perhaps): If you're weighing competing job offers from fast-growing start-ups, you might not want to post your thought process in a public forum, especially in language a company CEO might find insulting.

An anonymous job seeker took to the question-and-answer site Quora and asked for advice on whether he (presumably a he)…


Added by HispanicPro on May 29, 2015 at 11:37am — No Comments

Hispanics bring entrepreneurial spirit to U.S.

Twelve years ago, Claudia Mirza walked into the Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as a job applicant.

She walked out as her own boss — or, at least, with the idea of how she could create a business. But her company has far exceeded her original vision.

Akorbi started out doing translations. However, Mirza’s firm has evolved into more than just…


Added by HispanicPro on May 29, 2015 at 11:32am — No Comments

Texas is a top state for Latinos in college

According to the Pew Research Center, Latinos in the 18 to 24 year-old-age group have tripled their enrollment in college since 1993. The report says that while Hispanics are the largest minority group on college campuses, half of those who do go to college only earn a two-year degree.

“In 2013, among Hispanics ages 25 to 29, just 15 percent of Hispanics have a…


Added by HispanicPro on May 29, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments

7 tips for mastering the fine art of following up

Relationships take time to grow. The Supremes understood this well when they sang, “You can’t hurry love / No, you just have to wait.” As with friendships, business relationships need time to flourish.

You have to attend more than one networking event to create the kind of rapport that will produce new business opportunities. A bond and trust must form before someone…


Added by HispanicPro on May 26, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments

U.S. Hispanic Millennial Moms Maximize Mobile

The Hispanic population is one of the most important demographic groups in the United States today. Among moms this is particularly true: 23 percent of all U.S. births are to Hispanic women. So any marketer looking to reach moms needs to understand Hispanic moms, and tailor their message accordingly, or they risk missing almost one in four of their target…


Added by HispanicPro on May 26, 2015 at 9:43am — No Comments

Majority Of Latinos Consider Themselves Financially Struggling Despite Being College-Educated

The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA-CREF), a Fortune 100 investment company based in New York, released Monday a new study that focused on the personal finances of college-educated Latinos. They found that majority of Latinos are struggling to pay for their monthly expenses, and nearly 40 percent said they would have…


Added by HispanicPro on May 26, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

U.S. Hispanics are healthier than whites, CDC says

Despite numerous risk factors that should shorten their lives, Hispanics in the United States are generally healthier than non-Hispanic whites, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in its first comprehensive report on the health of that large and growing ethnic group.

Despite being poorer and having less access to health insurance and health…


Added by HispanicPro on May 22, 2015 at 7:44am — No Comments

Hispanics play growing role in U.S. labor

The face of the America's workforce is becoming increasingly more Hispanic, Robert Rodriguez, founder and president of Chicago-based DRR Advisors, told business leaders Thursday.

"Make no bones about it people, the workforce of the future is going to have an increasing Latino identity," he told about 60 corporate leaders at the National Hispanic Corporate Council's…


Added by HispanicPro on May 22, 2015 at 7:38am — No Comments

6 tips to speed up your job search

The longer you don't have a job, the harder it can be to find one.

It probably feels like you have been sidelined for an eternity and that your prospects of landing a job soon are slim to none. As skeptical as you have a right to be, that doesn't have to be the way it works out for you. You can and will get a new job.

The job market has heated up. The U.S.…


Added by HispanicPro on May 22, 2015 at 7:33am — No Comments

Midlife Latinas are boosting U.S. Entrepreneurial numbers

Entrepreneurial activity in the United States is in a historic slump, according to Gallup and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for Entrepreneurship. But you’d never know it by looking at the data on Latina entrepreneurs. Latinas are the fastest growing cohort in the U.S. women’s entrepreneurial arena.

According to The State of Women-Owned Businesses 2014, a…


Added by HispanicPro on May 18, 2015 at 12:51pm — No Comments

9 tips for college seniors looking for that first job

Sure, it's tough to get a job today, especially as a new college graduate. You invested a lot of money and incurred a bunch of debt to make yourself look employable.

Although the odds may seem stacked against you without any real work experience, you do have assets employers are seeking: a fresh perspective, willingness to learn and loads of energy. Your strong…


Added by HispanicPro on May 18, 2015 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Auto Sales to Hispanics outpacing the market

Automakers are intensifying their pursuit of Hispanic car buyers in the U.S., and for one big reason: That's where the growth is.

In fact, Hispanic consumers could well be the auto industry's leading growth engine for the next 20 to 30 years, many industry executives and marketing experts believe.

In a period of booming new-vehicle sales, Spanish-speaking or…


Added by HispanicPro on May 18, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments

3 ways to Amp up your business network

No matter what kind of business you have, from the smallest solopreneur to the biggest organization, you will need help from other people at some point (most likely, at lots of points!).

Without a solid network in place, finding the right service providers, staff and clients can be near impossible. This is a major challenge that most entrepreneurs and small businesses…


Added by HispanicPro on May 15, 2015 at 10:53am — No Comments

More Hispanics in U.S. speaking English

More Hispanics in the U.S. speak English proficiently than ever before and fewer are speaking Spanish at home, according to a report released Tuesday.

The percentage of Hispanics who speak English "very well" reached 68% in 2013, up from a low of 59% in 2000. At the same time, 73% of Hispanics report that they speak Spanish at home, down from a high of 78% in 2000,…


Added by HispanicPro on May 15, 2015 at 10:43am — No Comments

U.S. Hispanics - 8 things all marketers should know

American demographics have shifted in the last 15 years, with growth in the U.S. population being led by Hispanics Millennials. By sheer size and upward mobility, Hispanics are influencing the American mainstream through pop culture, music, fashion, sports and politics. That influence is only just starting to translate into media and marketing attention, with Multiculturalism…


Added by HispanicPro on May 15, 2015 at 10:42am — No Comments

A Look at Hispanics’ health in the U.S.

The first national study on Hispanic health risks and leading causes of death in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that similar to non-Hispanic whites (whites), the two leading causes of death in Hispanics are heart disease and cancer.

Fewer Hispanics than whites die from the 10 leading causes of death, but Hispanics had…


Added by HispanicPro on May 11, 2015 at 2:22pm — No Comments

9 surprising tips for getting ahead in your career

We all know to "go the extra mile," and to be "the first to arrive and the last to leave."

Cliché career advice gets old, and ultimately loses it's significance, so we turned to a recent Quora thread that asked users for advice that no one ever mentions.

Here are 11 of our favorites that you don't hear every day:

1. Don't be too loyal — it's…


Added by HispanicPro on May 11, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Hispanic population promising for business marketers

What does “marketing” mean to you?

As a business owner, it’s important that you bring your marketing plan to life by being aware of all of the tools that are at your fingertips. If the Hispanic demographic is not a part of your plan, you need to think through it again.

With the U.S. Hispanic population of over 50 million expected to more than double by 2050, this…


Added by HispanicPro on May 11, 2015 at 1:57pm — No Comments

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