Featured Blog Posts – November 2019 Archive (23)

As more colleges become Hispanic-serving, some are playing catch-up

The number of schools with the federal status doubled in the last decade and hundreds more are nearing the mark, spurring some to rethink how they serve Latino students.

An increase in the number of HSIs means more colleges are experimenting with better ways to serve this growing segment of their student body. They're adding more Latino faculty…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 25, 2019 at 1:12am — No Comments

The jobs in technology that pay the most

From Mark Zuckerberg to your local IT professional, it's no secret that tech pays. But how well? And what jobs pay the most?

The career data website Comparably recently sought to answer these questions. They surveyed over 12,000 employees in top-level positions, and produced a list of 10 highest-paying ones, with salaries all over $150,000.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 24, 2019 at 10:37pm — No Comments

Holiday Networking 101

As the holiday season approaches, many small business owners turn their attention to the holiday party circuit where networking is front and center. Holiday parties can be fun but most small business owners are focused on networking with a purpose.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 24, 2019 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Join the Casa Central Emerging Leaders Auxiliary Board

The Casa Central Emerging Leaders Auxiliary Board (ELAB) is a network of young professionals in the Chicago area who volunteer their time and talent to support the programs, activities, and participants served by our organization.

As a member of the ELAB you will have the opportunity to contribute to the Casa Central mission, impact the lives of the people we serve and the opportunity to network with other professionals who share your passion for helping others. Meet the current ELAB…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2019 at 3:50am — No Comments

10 tips for creating a meaningful second career

Looking for a career change? Re-entering the workforce after taking time off? Regardless of your catalyst for change, creating a second act career is all about intention, defining what you want the next chapter of your life to be.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2019 at 3:31am — No Comments

More Latinas have college degrees

Education has been touted as the great equalizer, but Latinas are still playing catch-up when it comes to wages — even as they've made tremendous strides on the educational front.

Latinas who have obtained an associate degree or higher on average earn a third of what non-Hispanic white males with similar educational profiles earn.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2019 at 2:23am — No Comments

Cities in U.S. where Hispanic entrepreneurs are thriving most

If you are a Hispanic and planning to put up a business in U.S, then this article will help you as to what state in U.S. is the best place for Hispanic entrepreneurs. If you are living in Laredo, Texas, your business has a big chance to prosper and grow!

In an article published in INC, the Southern Texas City which in the North Bank of Rio…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 21, 2019 at 1:04am — No Comments

The art of the follow up

Real networking is the art of building meaningful relationships for shared positive outcomes. Whether you’ve made a single connection or collected a slew of business cards, it’s what happens after the initial encounter that determines success. If you’re not following up, you’re not networking.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 17, 2019 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Three worst pieces of career advice

When it comes to your career, everyone will try to give you some advice, but like all advice, you should use your critical judgement before taking it to heart.

Often the advice reveals more about the person giving it than being helpful for you. Here are the top three worst pieces of career advice so you can spot them when someone tells them to…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 17, 2019 at 11:15pm — No Comments

Latino mortgage discrimination costs millions

Technology has made it easier for anyone to apply for a home loan, a process that until recently took weeks or even months to complete. Yet those innovations haven't completely eliminated one hurdle for many borrowers: bias.

A recent analysis of nearly 7 million 30-year mortgages by University of California at Berkeley researchers found that…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 17, 2019 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Read biographies of feature guests for the 2019 Championing a Diverse Workforce Networking Forum

Read biographies of feature guests for the 2019 Championing a Diverse Workforce Networking Forum to be held Tuesday, November 19 at the media and conference lounge at the University of Phoenix. 

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Anayeli Ruiz, Bilingual Reporter, NBC & Telemundo Chicago

Anayeli Ruiz is a bilingual news…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 15, 2019 at 10:54am — No Comments

7 quick career tips from the C-suite

Seniority is not necessarily proof of competence - there are individually many bad bosses even at the highest levels - but collectively, the leaders of our biggest firms must be doing something right.

Here are seven nuggets of career-enhancing wisdom from the C-suite.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2019 at 2:24am — No Comments

Latinas who Lead

Lana Melendres-Groves, MD, stands just 5 feet 1½ inches tall, and has seldom – if ever – been described as physically imposing. But she has never let her stature hold her back.

At UNM, she was a Regents’ Scholar and a record-setting center midfielder for the women’s soccer team. After medical school and residency at UNM, she did advanced…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2019 at 2:19am — No Comments

D & I and multicultural marketing are not the same

Diversity helps in bringing the right representation, and inclusion is a must to having these voices heard at the decision-making level.

An effective D&I program can serve as a springboard for an inclusive approach across all stakeholders, including not only employees but also suppliers, retailers and consumers.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 14, 2019 at 1:21am — No Comments

How to attract top Hispanic millennials

Surveys have shown that the priorities of young Latino workers often differ from millennials of other demographic groups. Here you'll find three common priorities, and how to show that your company takes these priorities seriously.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 11, 2019 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Tips to move your career in the right direction

When you’re asked to explain why you should be promoted, get a raise or have a new job, it can make you feel uncomfortable.

Why? Because you’re forced to talk about yourself — something mother told you never to do. Besides, who will believe you?

Well, there’s a better way to get noticed without having to say a word.…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 11, 2019 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Latinos@Work: Connecting Chicago’s Latino Community to the Workforce of Tomorrow, Today

In the 21st century, digital literacy is no longer a luxury – it’s a necessity. Every day, we’re becoming more reliant on technology to accomplish basic tasks, from making doctors’ appointments, to paying bills, to applying for jobs, to communicating with friends and family. The ability to use computers and access, create, and share digital content is…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 9, 2019 at 12:01am — No Comments

Diversity and Inclusion is a growth industry

Opportunities in the Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) industry are exploding. Over the past few years, more companies have been looking for people to diversify their employee base.

1. Companies are learning that diversity creates better products.

According to a recent study, diverse companies make 19 percent more revenue than companies…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 6, 2019 at 9:47pm — No Comments

High demand for Hispanic talent

The rush from corporate America to recruit today badly needed Hispanic talent was quite evident last week in Phoenix, Arizona, where the Society of Hispanic Professionals Engineers (SHPE) was hosting their 43rd annual convention.

Although only 7% of Hispanics are part of the STEM workforce in the country, while the Hispanic population in the…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 6, 2019 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Hispanics feel underrepresented in beauty advertising

A new AARP survey has found that despite Hispanics spending nearly $7 billion in annual US sales, 69% of them report feeling that the beauty and personal grooming industry treats people their age as an afterthought.

The national survey, “Latinos and Beauty as We Age: A Cultural Reflection,” reveals that Hispanics aged 50 and over wish images in…

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Added by HispanicPro on November 6, 2019 at 9:05pm — No Comments

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