HispanicPro's Blog – January 2016 Archive (24)

Networking is a powerful tool to furthering your goals – if you know what you're doing

The new year often brings with it aspirations of professional improvement: Find that dream job, grow or start a business, make new connections. Networking is key to achieving these goals, but approaching strangers and striking up a conversation can be daunting.

Today, many bypass face-to-face encounters and turn only to social media – which can be a big mistake, says…


Added by HispanicPro on January 27, 2016 at 10:51pm — No Comments

Health habits, attitudes of Hispanic millennials studied

A new national study exploring the health patterns of young Hispanic adults reveals striking differences on a variety of related topics, beginning with the definition of "health" itself. Those born in the U.S. describe it as being happy while the foreign-born say it is about not being sick, according to results of The Hispanic Millennial Study unveiled this week in…


Added by HispanicPro on January 27, 2016 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Today's Latinas Hold the Keys to Homeownership in Their Communities

Increasingly, Latina women are a driving force in the U.S. economy, a statement that reflects, yes, their impressive buying power and their contribution to the growth -- and influence -- of all American women. But there's also something more about Latinas.

In fact, countless studies and articles have cited their entrepreneurialism, tech savvy, community mindedness and…


Added by HispanicPro on January 27, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Over 50% of Girls in 3 States Are Latinas – What Does That Mean for Colleges?

One in five women living in the U.S. is Latina, and by 2060, this is expected to increase to a third of the U.S. female population. In public schools across the country, Latinas account for about 25 percent of female students. But, in states like California, Texas, and New Mexico, these numbers are even larger, with Latinas accounting for more than 50 percent of school-age…


Added by HispanicPro on January 27, 2016 at 9:30pm — No Comments

How to Wow a job interviewer when changing careers

According to a new AARP survey, four out of 10 experienced workers will be looking for a job this year, and of those, a quarter are considering a complete career change.

If you’re one of those eager to change careers in 2016, what can you do to improve your odds of success?

The trick is to convince an employer that your “old” skills and experiences can be just as…


Added by HispanicPro on January 25, 2016 at 12:28pm — No Comments

More Hispanics Attending Law School

Law school enrollment has decreased each year since 2010, according to numbers from the American Bar Association (ABA). That was the all-time high with more than 147,000 students at the 204 ABA-approved schools. But, there’s an interesting trend taking place amid this overall student reduction: more minority students are being admitted and attending law…


Added by HispanicPro on January 25, 2016 at 12:23pm — No Comments

What Hispanic agents should look for in an employer

Unemployment continues to follow its downward trajectory, according to October data from the Bureau of Labor statistics that show 5 percent of the population was without a job. The insurance industry played a significant role in the job market recovery, hiring hundreds of thousands of professionals over the past five years. Looking solely at insurance agents, more than 95,000…


Added by HispanicPro on January 25, 2016 at 12:14pm — No Comments

7 Networking Tips for Introverts

It’s hard out there for an introvert—especially when it comes to working a room. For the less outgoing, “attending a networking event can be like diving into a mosh pit,” says Nancy Ancowitz, business communication coach and author of Self-Promotion for Introverts. “It’s downright scary.”

As many as 50% of Americans are introverts, according to Susan Cain, author of the…


Added by HispanicPro on January 21, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

Wisconsin’s 48 most powerful Latinos

This is the first in a five-part series highlighting Wisconsin residents of Latino heritage who have accomplished great things in business, education, government, media and the nonprofit sector.

Griselda Aldrete is the President & CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM). Previously, she served as the Executive Director at the…


Added by HispanicPro on January 21, 2016 at 10:51am — No Comments

Latinos tend to be happy people -- here is why

Previous surveys have identified Latin America as the hub of the happiest people in the world, as shown in the results of the Gallup polls conducted in the last couple of years.

Some may also notice that Latinos are more upbeat than their Caucasian counterparts, as observed by The Huffington Post's Daniel Cubias. This is despite the fact that Latinos generally live in…


Added by HispanicPro on January 21, 2016 at 10:44am — No Comments

3 Reasons You Should Care About Hispanic-Serving Institutions

Hispanic Americans with dreams of a college degree face different challenges than their White, and even Black, peers. For those who hold English as a second language, there are some inherent communication obstacles. For those who are first-generation Americans (or first-generation college students or both), extra guidance is needed to keep them from feeling overwhelmed by the…


Added by HispanicPro on January 19, 2016 at 2:51pm — No Comments

10 tips to jump-start your job hunt

Do you remember, about 365 days ago, when you raised a champagne flute and pledged to find a new job in the coming year? Well, here you are, still hunched over the same desk, still itching for a change.

So 2016 it is. For real this time.

Now the hard part. What might you want to do next?

Here are 10 tips for jump-starting your job hunt before inertia…


Added by HispanicPro on January 19, 2016 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Latinas Think Big is Revolutionizing Mentoring

Mentoring continues to be a critical catalyst for the career advancement of Latinas. It offers the support, roadmaps and role modeling they need to successfully navigate their career journey.

When we think about mentoring, we often think of a long-term and special mentor-mentee relationship, strengthened through a series of face-to-face meetings. The mentor is often…


Added by HispanicPro on January 19, 2016 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Read discussion panelists bios of the 2016 STEM Networking Forum this Thursday

Juliana Ceja, Senior Consultant, Centare

Juliana Ceja is a Senior Consultant with Centare’s Agile Practice in Chicago, IL. She has diverse technical and business experience working across industries including logistics, banking, healthcare and marketing.

She specializes in process improvement, coaching, and advising. Juliana currently provides business agility…


Added by HispanicPro on January 18, 2016 at 12:32am — No Comments

Telenovelas work to educate Hispanics about kidney donations

Will Roberto be able to carry the heavy boxes his job requires if he donates a kidney to his brother, Jorge? How will his family pay their bills if Roberto has to take several weeks off from work to recover from the surgery?

Will Mama consider a kidney donation from her daughter, Carla, or turn her down, worried the procedure will keep Carla from having another…


Added by HispanicPro on January 14, 2016 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Hispanic jobless rate at 6.3% last month

The national unemployment rate remained 5 percent for a third straight month, while the Hispanic unemployment rate lowered slightly to 6.3 percent in December, as more Americans started looking for work, and most found jobs.

According to the Department of Labor, American employers added a strong 292,000 jobs in December, suggesting that the U.S. economy is so far…


Added by HispanicPro on January 14, 2016 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Why smart Marketers are engaging online Hispanics in 2016

As we ease into a new year, we marketers are enthusiastically looking forward to seeing our 2016 marketing plans in action. Marketers who included online Hispanics in their plans should be rewarded by a large, growing audience which engages and transacts predominantly on smartphones. Those marketers who are not engaging digital Hispanics may want to look for ways to add them…


Added by HispanicPro on January 14, 2016 at 2:50pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Reconnect with Leads in the New Year

The holiday-networking slump can cause warm leads to languish. Here’s how to revive them in 2016.

Business developers and sales teams often write off December as a dead month. With so many leads out for the holidays, out-of-office auto-replies “ding” more frequently than ever. But there’s no reason to think those contacts are lost forever.

Here are 5 things I do…


Added by HispanicPro on January 11, 2016 at 2:47pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Identify Your Next Career

If a new career is on your list of new year’s resolutions, then a key first step is knowing exactly what career that is: what industry, what role, what type of company. Employers hire people who are decisive about what they want. Even for entry-level roles, an employer expects candidates to demonstrate a genuine interest in the field. But what if you’re interested in many…


Added by HispanicPro on January 11, 2016 at 1:38pm — No Comments

7 Hispanic Market Stories To Watch In 2016

As we begin 2016, we anticipate what the New Year has in store for our industry. I have never been afraid of making predictions, but I think 2016 will be unpredictable. So I’ll instead highlight important stories and trends to track.

Latin American Immigration

This topic has the most direct impact on Hispanic marketing – both in the short- and…


Added by HispanicPro on January 11, 2016 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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