Featured Blog Posts – September 2016 Archive (22)

Essential Networking tips for introverts

Introversion can be a limiting character trait in the hustle-and-bustle of job-seeking. Getting a job is all about ‘who you know’ rather than ‘what you know’, which makes it very hard for those who don’t exude effervescent confidence.

At some point you will have to suck it up and dive headfirst into an opportunity but until then,…


Added by HispanicPro on September 29, 2016 at 12:51pm — No Comments

Top 10 Reasons to Reach the US Hispanic Market

Every year during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the presence of Hispanics in the U.S. However, your PR and marketing efforts should not be focused around this one month celebration but instead should continue year round. Here are 10 reasons why:

Fifty percent of the U.S. population growth from 2010 to…


Added by HispanicPro on September 29, 2016 at 12:43pm — No Comments

Analyzing the Need For Latinos in Nursing Jobs

Latinos, the nation’s largest minority group, comprise 17 percent of the United States population. And that number continues to rise steadily. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that by 2050 nearly one-third of the nation’s population will be Latino.

But Latinos are woefully underrepresented in many professions, particularly in healthcare. Fewer than five percent…


Added by HispanicPro on September 29, 2016 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Latina execs share their secrets for success

Hardworking Latinas want and deserve to get ahead in the workplace, but despite drive, talent and effort, many struggle. The absence of career role models in the family, sparse mentorship opportunities and educational divides can play a role in hindering Latinas’ professional advancement.

As the Hispanic population continues to grow, Latinas are poised to make…


Added by HispanicPro on September 26, 2016 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Ten Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Keep your head down and your nose to the grindstone. That’s what a lot of us were taught to believe about work. But is it really the best strategy?

I find that people often take this sort of advice to heart — and then learn too late in their careers that there’s more to life (and success) than just keeping busy.

I’ve gathered up my top 10 lessons you…


Added by HispanicPro on September 23, 2016 at 10:02am — No Comments

Growing Hispanic population an opportunity for employers

America’s burgeoning Latino population offers a major opportunity for employers to address skill gaps in their workforce, proclaims a new report authored jointly by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management.

The opportunity comes from the enormous population growth. Hispanics account for 19 percent of millennials,…


Added by HispanicPro on September 22, 2016 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Chicago Bears Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

As part of the NFL initiative to recognize Latino leaders for their leadership and commitment to their communities nationwide, the Chicago Bears presented Elba Aranda-Suh, Executive Director of the National Latino Education Institute with the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award for 17 years of service to her community in providing programs that link education, employment, and self-sufficiency, to directly affect economic…


Added by HispanicPro on September 22, 2016 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Networking tips for introverts

Success is largely determined by an ability to play to your strengths. If you happen to be shy or introverted, do not limit your dreams or count yourself out just because you do not fit the traditional image of an entrepreneur.

There is more than one path to success.

While visibility is a natural part of networking, that does not mean you have to be the…


Added by HispanicPro on September 19, 2016 at 12:48am — No Comments

7 tips for writing better emails and cover letters

Throughout your job search, you will be composing emails and creating cover letters to introduce yourself to potential employers. Your writing is your first impression, so you'll want to polish your skills.

Some companies still ask for cover letters, and some recruiters and hiring managers want to see one. The best approach is... …


Added by HispanicPro on September 19, 2016 at 12:17am — No Comments

Can Millennial Latinos fill workforce void as baby boomers retire?

Changing demographics will create potential opportunities for Latino workers in the future - but only if Latinos can boost their educational attainment and surmount barriers to career readiness. That's the takeaway from a new report on the Latino "skills gap" by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute…


Added by HispanicPro on September 18, 2016 at 10:49pm — No Comments

The 4 habits of highly effective Networkers

Some people think networking is only useful for finding clients or landing a new job.

In fact, an often overlooked benefit of networking is the opportunity to learn from others and connect with people you can bounce new ideas off of. If you are trying to solve a business or career problem, chances are that others have already dealt with it and can offer you good…


Added by HispanicPro on September 12, 2016 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Why this is a great time to launch a start-up

America's start-up culture is waking up from its post-recession slumber.

New business creation has long been sluggish compared with previous decades. In 2013, it hit a 20-year low. But since then, the pace of start-up creation has climbed for two years running, according to a study by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and is approaching levels not seen since…


Added by HispanicPro on September 12, 2016 at 2:29pm — No Comments

57 Million Hispanics Living in the U.S.

The Hispanic population in the United States hit 57 million last year and the demographic accounts for more than half of the total U.S. population growth since 2004.

A Pew Research Center study found that California is the state with the highest number of Latinos, 15 million. Second is Texas (10.4 million), followed far behind by Florida (4.8 million), New York…


Added by HispanicPro on September 12, 2016 at 2:18pm — No Comments

7 tips to kick your career into a higher gear

Are you just back from vacation, feeling refreshed and ready to take on more career challenges? Now’s the time to use that energy to propel yourself forward by creating a career development plan! Here’s how.

Look in the mirror. Begin by seeing yourself as a competitive product. Take inventory of your strengths, weaknesses and differentiators, and then challenge…


Added by HispanicPro on September 8, 2016 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Hispanic business group wants taco trucks at every polling site

A taco truck on every corner? How about a taco truck at every polling site instead.

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hopes that a new campaign to bolster taco truck vendors will serve as a strong symbolic response to a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who warned last week that the "dominant" and "imposing" Latino culture might…


Added by HispanicPro on September 8, 2016 at 12:23pm — No Comments

8 inspiring tips for successful networking

Networking; many people see it as a necessary evil in the business world, but for some it can be difficult to master.

Networking connects people, sparks new ideas, forges new partnerships, and makes an event worth attending. Sounds great. However, the problem with networking is that it can be, well, awkward. If you’ve ever turned up to a gathering as a ‘newbie’ or…


Added by HispanicPro on September 6, 2016 at 8:58am — No Comments

Latinas must work twice as hard to excel

A new survey issued by People en Español’s Latina@Work has concluded that a staggering 80 percent of Latina women are likely to say they feel they must work twice as hard due to their background, compared to non-Hispanic white women. The study breaks down what some of us might not already know.

According to Business Wire, “People en Español surveyed nearly 1,000 women…


Added by HispanicPro on September 6, 2016 at 8:49am — No Comments

Diversity efforts fall short unless employees feel that they belong

Over the past decade, technology companies and their leaders have launched diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, hoping to make employees of all backgrounds and experiences feel welcome in our industry.

We failed.

The data shows that, especially in the tech space, we have not moved the needle on the number of women, blacks, or Latinos in our ranks,…


Added by HispanicPro on September 6, 2016 at 8:35am — No Comments

Connecting With the Growing Hispanic Market

Nearly one in six people in the United States is Hispanic, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but many credit unions are missing out on connecting with that market. This market group, which controls $1.3 trillion in buying power, will have a projected reach of $1.7 trillion by 2020, according to Nielsen research. …


Added by HispanicPro on September 6, 2016 at 8:26am — No Comments

Advance your career by networking

How do we get ahead in our careers? Some say occupying certain positions in the company helps. Others feel having the right personality is the key to success.

To better understand why people do well at work and experience career advancement, I examined over 137 past research projects conducted to assess the effects of position in a company and personality on job…


Added by HispanicPro on September 1, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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