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August 2015 Blog Posts (25)

How to network — for newbies

If you're a recent graduate or returning to the workforce, you should consider brushing up on your networking skills.

At networking events, remember that you're all in the same boat. Everyone is there specifically to network. They all have the same goals as you: to find people with whom they can potentially craft win-win partnerships. Use this concept to boost your…


Added by HispanicPro on August 31, 2015 at 2:24pm — No Comments

College is not the great equalizer for black and Hispanic graduates

Earning a college degree is supposed to be a pathway to higher wages, greater wealth and protection from economic shocks. But for millions of African American and Hispanic graduates, higher education has failed to serve as a buffer against financial crises.

A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis found that while college-educated African Americans and…


Added by HispanicPro on August 31, 2015 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Women-owned firms flourish in Texas

Businesses owned by women in Texas are growing at more than twice the rate of all firms nationwide. While visiting the Big Apple last month, I was proud to note that Texas already beats New York — not only in the number of women-owned businesses, but also in the revenue and jobs they create.

Realtor Monica McNabb of San Marcos knew she needed additional capital to reach…


Added by HispanicPro on August 31, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

9 Tips for Choosing Between Job Offers

Whether you're just starting out in your career or you're looking to move on from your current position, finding the right job isn't always easy.

If you're fortunate enough to have multiple job offers to choose from, it can be challenging and stressful to decide which one is the right fit, especially with all the different factors that go into each job offer. From…


Added by HispanicPro on August 27, 2015 at 1:14pm — No Comments

Number of Latina-owned business has jumped by nearly 90 percent

Amazing news on this year's Women's Equality Day: The number of companies owned by Latinas has soared in the past several years, despite the fact that the overall growth rate of new businesses has stalled.

The number of companies owned by Latinas rose 87 percent between 2007 and 2012 to 1.48 million, WSJ reports. Business owned by African-American women increased by 68…


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Difficulties of Hispanic homeownership

The rate of Hispanic homeownership in the U.S. is dwindling in comparison to the rate of Hispanic population growth.

Despite being 17 percent of the country’s current population, Hispanic homeownership is at an all-time low, reaching a rate of 45.4 percent in 2014, a decline from 46.1 percent in 2013, according to the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate and the…


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Three networking tips to incorporate in your daily routine

“When people say, ‘networking’, they’re really talking about meeting new people who working in the same industry that they do. In normal parlance, this could be called, ‘making friends’,” she wrote, adding that having good connections is critical in any profession.

Making use of natural opportunities to connect with people can be easier than you think.



Added by HispanicPro on August 24, 2015 at 11:56am — No Comments

Poll shows similar levels of news, technology use among black, white, Hispanic millennials

A new poll finds African-American and Hispanic millennials are just as technologically connected and likely to get news through social media as regularly as their white counterparts, further narrowing the risk of people of color being left behind technologically.

Overall, 57 percent of millennials say they get news and information from Facebook at least once a day, and…


Added by HispanicPro on August 24, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

Hispanics more confident about personal finances, economy

Hispanics have grown steadily more confident in their personal finances over the past year, as well as the U.S. economy as a whole, according to a new survey by the Florida Atlantic University Business and Economics Polling Initiative.

When Hispanics were asked about their current personal finances, 62 percent reported they are better off than a year ago, up from 45…


Added by HispanicPro on August 24, 2015 at 11:21am — No Comments

Read bios of feature guests for the 2015 Sales and Entrepreneurship Networking Forum


Ozzie Guillen JR, Marketing & Recruiting Manager, Latino Market, New York Life Chicago

Born in Las Vegas Nevada and raised in Caracas Venezuela. Ozzie graduated from Colombia College. Prior to beginning a career in New York Life Ozzie worked in Sports Marketing Media and entertainment.…


Added by HispanicPro on August 19, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

High-paying jobs outpacing others in recovery

A new study concludes that high-paying jobs have grown the fastest in the economic recovery, casting doubt on the widespread lament that low-wage jobs have dominated payroll growth since 2010.

The report, by Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce, says its findings are more accurate than prior analyses that cite a prevalence of low-paid jobs…


Added by HispanicPro on August 17, 2015 at 1:36pm — No Comments

5 Reasons Latinos Could Be The Most Powerful Transformation Of The U.S. Health System

We hear every day that the U.S. population is browning. With each passing year, more and more people are classified as Latino/Hispanic. Unfortunately, this population is affected by our health system’s shortcomings in vast and unique ways, and they are diverse in ways most do not understand. Yet, the group is growing in number and influence and undeniably changing the…


Added by HispanicPro on August 17, 2015 at 1:18pm — No Comments

4 ways to engage the fastest-growing group of millennials

The Hispanic market is growing so fast in America that it is altering the economy and changing the way we do business. But there’s another group that can make or break your business: Hispanic millennials.

Millennials are the key money-makers for most U.S. businesses. In fact, millennials are shaping the new America and forcing corporate leaders to re-evaluate their…


Added by HispanicPro on August 17, 2015 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Tips From Highly Successful Job Seekers

Did you know that successful job seekers don’t treat finding a job as a “fulltime” vocation? According to the recent national study conducted by the Career Advisory Board established by DeVry University, this is one of the many misnomers from the data collected from the study which included over 550 active and passive job seekers in the U.S.

This survey conducted by the…


Added by HispanicPro on August 13, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Hispanics in U.S. Least Likely to Dial 911 for Stroke

Fewer than two-thirds of patients suffering a stroke in the United States call for emergency assistance, with Hispanics least likely to do so, new research finds.

"These results are not surprising since stroke survivors from minority race and ethnic groups have worse outcomes after stroke compared to non-Hispanic whites," said study lead author Heidi…


Added by HispanicPro on August 13, 2015 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Five More Reasons To Target Digital Hispanics

Earlier this week, I was happy to receive the 12th annual Ad Age Hispanic Fact Pack. Each year, I analyze the Hispanic Fact Pack from a digital lens and, once again, it contains clear and compelling data for marketers to allocate budgets to target online Hispanics.

Here are five reasons marketers should be targeting digital Hispanics that I gleaned from this year’s…


Added by HispanicPro on August 13, 2015 at 11:47am — No Comments

More Hispanic Americans Gaining Fluency in English

Leticia Castanon concentrated on the difference between the words “must” and “should” scribbled on a white board in a McHenry County College classroom.

If she wants to master the English language, she should study, the 45-year-old wife and mother thought.

And if she wants to get a job that pays better than her current gig in fast food, Castanon, a Mexican…


Added by HispanicPro on August 11, 2015 at 11:33am — No Comments

5 job search myths you need to stop believing

If you want to find a job you love, you have to have high standards. You have to know what you want and what you’re worth, and you can’t be willing to settle for anything lower than that.

But that doesn’t mean you can hold the job-hunting process to the same standards. In fact, it’s far too easy for job hunters to go into the job search with unrealistic expectations…


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

Hispanics Not Your Typical Shoppers

Hispanic Americans--particularly those who speak Spanish on a regular basis--don’t shop in the same way and don’t buy the same things as other Americans, according to a report, The Hispanic Shopping Activity Service, the product of an alliance between The NPD Group and Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America.



Added by HispanicPro on August 11, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

4 Ways to Always Leave Networking Events With an Appointment

It's no secret that networking events are a great place to meet prospective clients, customers and strategic business allies on a professional, as well as personal, level. But unfortunately, many of us go to these events and eat the food, drink the cocktails, chat with a few strangers, and then never make any meaningful connections.

To increase your chances of…


Added by HispanicPro on August 6, 2015 at 5:57am — No Comments

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