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Ten tips for negotiating job offers

With a lot of hard work and a little luck, many scientists receive an exciting phone call this time of year—a job offer. Despite years of work preparing for this moment, many of us are clueless about how to proceed. Scientists are rarely trained in how to negotiate. Some are reluctant to ask for anything they are not offered; others believe they…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 18, 2019 at 11:16pm — No Comments

5 tips to make a career change in the New Year

The New Year is traditionally a time for fireworks, celebrations, resolutions, and now, career change. A new study from Fiverr and YouGov shows that nearly 6 in 10 U.S. workers are looking to change something about their work or career in the New Year.

Some of the changes they are considering include their company, industry or job location.…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 15, 2019 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America

On November 21, 2019, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) nationally released the 2019 Corporate Inclusion Index (CII) report. This report is compiled from data collected from participating companies that use this tool to help them evaluate and assess their Hispanic inclusion efforts.

The assessment examines key…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 15, 2019 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Edward James Olmos on breaking barriers for Latinos in Hollywood

When it comes to representing Latinx people on screen, few have contributed as much as actor, director, and producer Edward James Olmos.

Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Olmos is possibly best known for his role as high school math teacher Jaime Escalante in the film Stand and Deliver, which is based on a true story.

He said the film…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 15, 2019 at 3:33pm — No Comments

'Ojos' study to examine eye disease in Latino communities

With $9.7 million in funding from the National Eye Institute, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will study the impact of chronic eye disease among Latinos.

There are approximately 60 million Latinos living in the U.S., and the National Eye Institute reports that Latinos have higher rates of developing visual impairment,…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 12, 2019 at 8:05am — No Comments

Holiday job search tips

As you get into the holiday spirit, don't leave your job search behind! People used to think that hiring came to a halt between mid-November and January, but that just isn't the case anymore.

Here are a few tips for keeping your job search active - and even accelerating it - during the holiday season.…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 12, 2019 at 7:54am — No Comments

Latinas are the new mainstream consumer

Latinas are a fast-growing population of key buyers and influencers, and are civically engaged and driving media consumption — all while facing challenges such as a wage gap and lack of representation in media. …

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Added by HispanicPro on December 12, 2019 at 7:44am — No Comments

3 things you need to know about a December job search

It’s impossible to predict what the 2020 job market will have in store for job seekers, as this year’s economic trends have been inconsistent and volatile.

Employers have continued to report strong hiring figures in 2019, leaving unemployment rates near a 50-year low. However, trade concerns have prompted many companies to pull back on the…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 9, 2019 at 9:04am — No Comments

The 50 best global companies for diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion is an increasingly important driver of business success, and the world's top companies are competing to attract talent from a wide array of backgrounds.

And initiatives to push for a more open and inclusive workplace could be particularly important to Gen Z, the most diverse generation in history. Gen Z students who…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 9, 2019 at 8:55am — No Comments

This is the hottest job market since the 1990s - Why aren’t wages growing faster

By just about any metric this is the best job market since the late 1990s. The economy has been adding jobs for 110 straight months — a record streak.

Jobs are plentiful. Unemployment is at a half-century low. And the unemployment rates for African Americans, Hispanics, Asians and Americans with less than a high school education are all at the…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 9, 2019 at 8:46am — No Comments

How Latinos saved American cities

Three decades of population decline in most urban areas nationwide gave way to a new era, beginning around 1980, when more than two-thirds of the 25 biggest cities gained residents. Much of this increase owed to Latinos. In most big cities, Hispanic populations expanded in the 1970s and reached peak growth rates by the 1990s; meanwhile, the non-Hispanic…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 4, 2019 at 11:13pm — No Comments

Latinx term controversial among community

Even though this word was created to give people who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community a sense of belonging, people who are gender-conforming used the word “Latinx” to identify themselves as well. Many people use this word without understanding the true meaning behind it, causing confusion.…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 4, 2019 at 9:25pm — No Comments

Tips for fruitful networking over the holidays

One of the best times of the year for networking is upon us: the holiday season.

Now, I know what you are thinking—“there’s no time for that.” It’s a season of worry, planning, deadlines, procrastination, more worry, coffee, and extra cookies. Yet, even with all the craziness and sugar rushes, it is often the best time of year to find and meet…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 4, 2019 at 9:12pm — No Comments

4 career tips that’ll make you happier

At some point in your career, you may find that things aren't progressing as much as you'd like them to. Maybe it's been years since you've been promoted. Or maybe you've managed to climb the ranks once or twice in recent years but are still dissatisfied with how you spend your days at the office.

Regardless of how long you've been working, what…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 2, 2019 at 1:33pm — No Comments

MATC trying to tap into growing Latino population in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Area Technical College continues to close in on its goal of recruiting more Latino students and attain a coveted federal designation that would unlock thousands for dollars in grant and scholarship support for those students.

Since the 2017-18 school year, MATC's Latino population has grown from 16% of the student body to 19% as…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 2, 2019 at 12:41pm — No Comments

The changing face of the American suburb

Non-Hispanic Asians and Hispanics accounted for the largest percentage increase of residents in both suburban types between 2000 and 2017.

In developing suburbs, the number of non-Hispanic blacks also increased slightly during the same time period.

Between 2000 and 2017, both suburban types also witnessed an increase in non-white…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 2, 2019 at 12:22pm — No Comments

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

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