Many people (including me) offer advice on what it takes to be better at networking. One thing often is left out of that equation, however: Networking involves interacting with others, so it's worth asking what the average person believes it takes to become great. If we want to make the kind of impression that works to build a powerful personal network, we must be…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 29, 2017 at 11:46pm — No Comments
Over the past decade, the number of Hispanics in the U.S. with pets in their homes skyrocketed from 11 million to 20 million as the pet ownership rate among Latinos grew from 40% to 55% between 2007 and 2016, according to market research firm Packaged Facts in the report Hispanics as Pet Market Consumers.
This exceptional growth rate is due not only to the rapid…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 29, 2017 at 6:17pm — No Comments
Miami’s real estate market may have cooled a bit, but it is poised for long-term success and sustainability. And the world-famous beaches and tropical weather are only part of the equation. Despite a millennial-led nationwide trend to rent and wait on or avoid buying real estate, Miami’s strong Hispanic demographic positions the Magic City with a population that still…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 29, 2017 at 6:02pm — No Comments
Here's something we can all agree on: the next four years are going to be one heck of a ride. In order for us to maintain our sanity, we need to rely on each other to stay on track. Success and confidence never typically come easy, but as long as you have some sort of motivation to keep you going, you're ready to take on the world.
Check out some incredible…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 26, 2017 at 2:17pm — No Comments
The financial services industry is no stranger to the Hispanic market. Many of the largest national and regional banks, insurance companies, tax preparation and investment firms have been targeting the Hispanic market for years. In 2014, the financial/insurance category spent a total of $352 million in measured Hispanic-targeted media (Nielsen, SSG). According to AHAA,…Continue
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One of my favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes is: “There is nothing more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” And I am just going to come out and say it: Most diversity and inclusion initiatives fall into the former category: sincere ignorance. They look and sound great. They are usually well-meaning too. But a vast number of these…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 25, 2017 at 10:34pm — No Comments
Networking is an important facet of professional life which helps you rise above the professional mediocrity. Small talk with strangers wouldn't only make you more acceptable in your professional circle but also increase your chances of growth.
Here are 5 quick tips on how you can network effectively. …Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 22, 2017 at 9:34pm — No Comments
The long-standing digital divide in internet use between Latinos and whites is now at its narrowest point since 2009 as immigrant Latinos and Spanish-dominant Latinos make big strides in going online, according to newly released results from Pew Research Center’s 2015 National Survey of Latinos. Meanwhile, broadband use among Latinos is little changed since…Continue
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Homeownership in the U.S. has fallen sharply since the housing boom peaked in the mid-2000s, though it’s declined more for some racial and ethnic groups than for others. Black and Hispanic households today are still far less likely than white households to own their own homes. …Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 22, 2017 at 9:12pm — No Comments
If you’re feeling dissatisfied at your job, it can be tempting to consider changing careers altogether.
Maybe the job you thought would make you happy causes you nothing but stress and you’re dreaming of taking on a new career path.
So how can you make sure a major career transition is right for you? Here are five important tips from career coaches and…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 20, 2017 at 11:35am — No Comments
The day following Donald Trump's inauguration, an estimated 200,000 people will take to the streets to join the Women's March on Washington, a demonstration that aims to be inclusive of the various issues and identities under threat during Trump’s quickly approaching presidency.
It’s no surprise then that Latinas, who have been on the receiving end of several of…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 20, 2017 at 7:55am — No Comments
Think about those who have been left behind in the economy, and you might picture the white working class. Much has been said since the election about the plight of former manufacturing workers in the Rust Belt, who can no longer find good-paying jobs.
The focus makes sense: President-elect Donald Trump was lifted into office by white…Continue
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One week away! Read biographies of the feature guests for the 2017 Sales and Entrepreneurship Networking Forum being held Wednesday January 18 at the new Harvest Moon Chicago in Wicker Park.
Karla Mina, Radio Host, Market…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 17, 2017 at 8:45am — No Comments
Have you ever found yourself to be socially awkward in a nightmarish room full of professionals? You feel so out of place and every conversation feels almost as though you’re openly asking your boss for a raise?
Yes, it is perfectly normal to feel that way when you’re spun into an activity such as networking. No it’s not just you, many of us feel the same as well!…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 16, 2017 at 11:16am — No Comments
The process for landing new international air service at Mitchell International Airport began at one of Milwaukee’s ethnic festivals.
“Two years ago we sent a sales team to Mexican Fiesta,” said Miguel Aguiñiga, the manager of international markets for Volaris Airlines, during a telephone interview from his office in Mexico City.
“The team found out there…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 16, 2017 at 12:52am — No Comments
No news is good news … unless we're talking about Silicon Valley's delay in releasing their 2016 diversity statistics.
On December 6, the Wall Street Journal reported that companies including Twitter, Pinterest and Salesforce were delaying their diversity reports, despite the passing of almost 16 months since their last update. Google and Facebook's reports were…Continue
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Getting your degree, writing and perfecting your resume, carefully crafting a cover letter tailored to the position you're applying for, practicing answering common interview questions - even dry cleaning your best suit: There are dozens of things to do when you're trying to find a new job or change careers, but nothing may be more important than developing a robust…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 12, 2017 at 12:50am — No Comments
Like the saying, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life," it's never a bad time to start moving your career in a better direction. Here are 10 New Year's resolutions that can help.
Pay attention in class
Treat every workday like a school day. Be sure you learn something and use it to make yourself more productive. It doesn't have…
Added by HispanicPro on January 9, 2017 at 1:21pm — No Comments
The unexpected outcome of the 2016 presidential election may have felt discouraging for many voters, including Latinas who rallied together against Donald Trump's many shocking comments about immigration and women. If you felt a wave of apathy in the aftermath of the election, you are not alone. Now that the proverbial dust has settled, however, it's especially…Continue
Added by HispanicPro on January 9, 2017 at 1:12pm — No Comments
Ideas from experts on how to start conversations and make connections
Some people have a gift for mingling. These women are the Houdinis of conversation — even in the most impossible social situations, they figure out a way to connect. Not all of us are so lucky. So here's the advice you need from some social butterflies with a purpose: Liska Wilson, president of…Continue
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