Featured Blog Posts – May 2016 Archive (29)

The best questions to ask at Networking events

If you survey a room and ask if they would rather spend the evening with a group of close friends or a group of strangers, you can almost guarantee that they would unequivocally choose to spend time with friends. Your perception of attending a networking event may be wearing a name tag, struggling to start or maintain a conversation, making mindless small talk and receiving…


Added by HispanicPro on May 31, 2016 at 10:22am — No Comments

Engaging Latino Students for Transfer and Completion

Both community colleges and bachelor’s degree-granting institutions across the country are responding to a chorus of calls for dramatic improvements in student success and college completion, while maintaining and improving the quality of students’ educational experiences. A companion challenge is to close persistent and troubling attainment gaps across a diverse population of…


Added by HispanicPro on May 31, 2016 at 9:20am — No Comments

Harley-Davidson cracks the millennials' code with bikes and events

Harley-Davidson loves millennials, no doubt about it, with much of the company's marketing aimed at motorcycle buyers ages 18-34.

Do the millennials love Harley back? It looks that way, as the world's largest manufacturer of heavyweight bikes says it's the market leader in sales of new on-road motorcycles to young adults.

In 2015, for the eighth straight year,…


Added by HispanicPro on May 31, 2016 at 9:06am — No Comments

Barriers to board positions persist for minorities and women

Efforts to diversify America’s corporate boards with more minorities and women are still lagging, and Hispanics, in particular, are far behind other groups in being selected for directorships, according to an annual report on the board composition of large companies.

Over all, 399 new directors were selected for the top company boards last year. Hispanics claimed only 4…


Added by HispanicPro on May 31, 2016 at 9:00am — No Comments

Top tips to use effective networking for career fairs

The networking procedure is one of the most effective approaches to seek for job and to enlarge commerce opportunities. Without a circle of great expert colleagues, you will be extremely impeded all through your profession. In any case, fabricating this circle requires arranging and you need to incessantly work at it. If you want to know more about the effective networking…


Added by HispanicPro on May 26, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

Research reveals gap in serving Hispanic owners

Hispanic small-business owners, who believe in overwhelming numbers in the importance of consulting a financial advisor, find themselves deeply underserved when it comes to help from advisors of any ethnic makeup, according to a new survey.

As many as 81 percent of Hispanic small-business owners think it is important to meet with a financial advisor, but only 42 percent…


Added by HispanicPro on May 26, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments

Social listening insights on Hispanics' financial needs

Partnering on a social listening analysis, we and Oye! Business Intelligence examined over 13,000 Facebook and Twitter conversations about the financial needs of U.S. Hispanics, including English and Spanish speakers. Research found that the top conversation drivers were retirement (22%) and how to protect one’s family (13%).

In practice, social insights from Hispanic…


Added by HispanicPro on May 26, 2016 at 9:10am — No Comments

Distracted driving considered a big issue among Hispanics

Distracted driving is a critical issue for many, but according to data it's particularly affects the Hispanic community.

Data shows that 83 percent of Hispanics are using their smart phones behind the wheel, compared to 71 percent of the general population.

On Monday, Webb County Sheriff's Office and AT&T partnered to give students at Martin High School a…


Added by HispanicPro on May 26, 2016 at 9:05am — No Comments

Hate networking? Try these 4 things

"I hate networking." We hear this all the time from executives, other professionals, and MBA students. They tell us that networking makes them feel uncomfortable and phony — even dirty. Although some people have a natural passion for it — namely, the extroverts who love and thrive on social interaction — many understandably see it as brown-nosing, exploitative, and…


Added by HispanicPro on May 22, 2016 at 11:02pm — No Comments

Breast Cancer Is Killing More Latinas Than Any Other Disease

Cancer is killing more Latinos than anything else in our country, and for Hispanic women, The American Cancer Society says breast cancer is the most common.

If we were to snap a picture of the hardships Latina women face when diagnosed with breast cancer, Sandra Vergara-Duarte would be that picture.

She spent her life serving the Midlands as a West Columbia…


Added by HispanicPro on May 22, 2016 at 10:29pm — No Comments

There are zero MLB managers of Hispanic descent

Jose Lobaton hopes to one day become a major league manager. But it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the Nationals catcher to envision his dream ever turning into a reality.

After Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was fired Tuesday because of his team’s abysmal start to the 2016 season, there are now no individuals of Hispanic descent managing in the major leagues.…


Added by HispanicPro on May 22, 2016 at 10:07pm — No Comments

Read biographies of feature guests of the 2016 Marketing, Media and PR Networking Forum

Read biographies of the feature guests for the 2016 Marketing, Media and PR Networking Forum being held this Tuesday, May 24th at ESTATE Yacht Club and Ultrabar Chicago. 


Alfonso Gutiérrez, News Anchor, Telemundo Chicago/WSNS

Alfonso Gutiérrez…


Added by HispanicPro on May 21, 2016 at 12:36am — No Comments

How to follow up after a Networking event

Previously, we discussed how to prepare for a networking event. Today I want to talk about how to follow up after the event. In my book about business networking, I said, "If you don't follow up, you were never there." I am amazed that so few people follow up with the people they meet at networking events.

Let me tell you a story. Last week, I had a person attend my…


Added by HispanicPro on May 19, 2016 at 11:14am — No Comments

Diversify your STEM workforce

If the goal is to hire an engineering workforce that reflects the population at large, then employers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are failing. Consider that African-Americans comprised 3.6 percent of the engineering workforce in 2013, while Hispanics constituted 6.6 percent and women accounted for 14.8 percent, according to the National…


Added by HispanicPro on May 19, 2016 at 10:55am — No Comments

Hispanics Take Fewest New Boardroom Seats Since 2011, Study Says

Hispanic executives made up just 4 percent of new directors at U.S. companies last year, the lowest since 2011 and a fraction of the 17 percent of the U.S. population that the group represents, according to a report by executive recruiter Heidrick & Struggles.

The annual study also found that 54 percent of 399 incoming directors at U.S. companies are either current…


Added by HispanicPro on May 19, 2016 at 10:32am — No Comments

How to be a fearless networker

You're standing face-to-face with a professional in your industry who can help you advance your career. This is your chance to wow this person with a strong handshake, bright smile and direct eye contact, followed by a witty comment that initiates a loud fit of laughter.

However, you can't communicate well or make a good first impression when your mouth is dry, your…


Added by HispanicPro on May 16, 2016 at 11:16am — No Comments

These 4 things will transform your job search

College graduation is right around the corner, and according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), an anticipated 1.87 million students will be graduating with a bachelor’s degree this spring. Many will begin their first real job search, and while NACE says employers expect to hire 5.2% more new graduates from the Class of 2016 than they hired from the…


Added by HispanicPro on May 16, 2016 at 11:09am — No Comments

Five steps to begin Networking for business success

There’s a saying to get ahead ‘It’s not what you know but who you know‘ and when building a new business ‘It’s how many people get to know you‘. Recently the term ‘white privilege‘ has been bandied about more than ever. It refers to many things but clearly to opportunities one has to achieve success through family, wealth, contacts and connections, built up over years and…


Added by HispanicPro on May 16, 2016 at 11:03am — No Comments

How Miami became the capital of affluent Latin America

In just a few decades, Miami has been transformed from a sleepy Southern city into an energetic Hispanic metropolis. How?

Ask Americans about Hispanic migration to the United States. For many of them, the first image that will come to mind will be one of impoverished migrants walking across the Arizona desert to enter the country illegally.

But alongside the…


Added by HispanicPro on May 16, 2016 at 10:55am — No Comments

Rita Moreno encourages Hispanics to pursue educational opportunities

As a young actress, Rita Moreno looked up to Elizabeth Taylor — although that was somewhat out of necessity. There were no Latina actresses available for her to admire.

"It's kind of heartbreaking when I talk about it now, I still get very moved by the lack of opportunities that were available to myself and to the very few others who were Hispanic young actresses,"…


Added by HispanicPro on May 16, 2016 at 10:44am — No Comments

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