HispanicPro's Blog – March 2018 Archive (26)

Hispanics in the US fast facts

Here's a look at the Hispanic population in the United States.

Facts:The Census Bureau describes Hispanic or Latino ethnicity as "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."

Hispanic people are the largest minority in the United States. Only Mexico has a larger Latino…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 29, 2018 at 5:09am — No Comments

30 brilliant Networking conversation starters

When it comes to conversation, you’re a natural. You can chat up a storm with just about anyone, you’re a pro at listening, and you love meeting and connecting with new people.

But when it comes to starting that networking conversation? That’s a different story.

This is one of the most common concerns we hear about networking: How do you just walk up to…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 29, 2018 at 4:44am — No Comments

4 best digital practices for Hispanic Marketing

Clients are always asking about best practices for Hispanic marketing — what to do (and what not to do) on digital platforms, what languages to use, and so on. Here are a few tips on how to reach Hispanic audiences effectively:

Be culturally relevant.

Brands should know the passion points of Hispanic culture — music, family, food,…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 29, 2018 at 4:39am — No Comments

Survival tips when you are in between jobs

Losing one's job can be traumatic. As the economy continues to transform, uncertainty surrounding job security and employability will only increase, especially for the older workers. However, there is always a silver lining in every cloud.

As the economy restructures, it brings about new opportunities and creates new jobs. The secret to grabbing hold of these new…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 25, 2018 at 8:59pm — No Comments

The racial income gap persists

A new study conducted by researchers at Stanford, Harvard and the Census Bureau, finds that in 99 percent of neighborhoods in the United States, black boys earn less in adulthood than white boys who come from similar socioeconomic backgrounds. This undermines the widely-held belief that class, not race, is the most fundamental predictor of economic outcomes for children…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 25, 2018 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Inside Telemundo’s battle with Univision for American Hispanics

Five years ago, Telemundo had less than half the audience of rival Univision and was headquartered in a former shoe warehouse in a neighborhood that flooded each time a hurricane blew through Miami.

Today, the Spanish-language broadcaster owned by Comcast Corp. is nipping at long-dominant Univision’s heels in the ratings, consistently beating it in the 10 p.m.…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 25, 2018 at 6:28pm — No Comments

3 tips to successful networking

1. BE PREPARED

It’s obvious but easily forgotten. The last thing you want is to show up to an event, not knowing anyone and not get the best out of the situation... preparation is KEY!

From remembering business cards, researching key speakers and event topics, and having a nose on social media…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 22, 2018 at 11:23am — No Comments

83% of working Millennial Latinos have nothing saved for retirement

According to a new research report from the National Institute on Retirement Security, two-thirds of working Millennials have nothing saved for retirement. These are some of the surprising, new statistics about Millennials and their retirement.

Here's what you need to know. Among the many findings in the report, here are some of the major findings.…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 22, 2018 at 11:02am — No Comments

The new face of US homeschooling is Hispanic

When Gabriel Concha’s oldest daughter was in second grade, she started falling behind in her New York City school. Monica Olivera was living with her kids in what she called a “failed school district” in North Carolina, and William Estrada’s parents wanted to make sure their faith was part of their kids’ education but didn’t want to pay for a private school.

Each…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 22, 2018 at 10:49am — No Comments

Diversity and inclusion 8 best practices

Diverse and inclusive companies drive innovative results. Yet the tech industry still struggles with diversity and inclusion, often failing to attract diverse talent due to inclusivity issues in the workplace. For organizations looking to shape up their diversity and inclusion practices and policies, the change can be challenging — and rewarding.

Most companies…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 19, 2018 at 11:06am — No Comments

Latinos' growing presence at SXSW

Amidst the sights and sounds of a bustling Austin Convention Center, you can pull on a pair of Virtual Reality (VR) goggles to walk through a Peruvian rainforest. You can dance the night away to a DJ mix or to Peruvian rock, electric, funk and folk bands at Peru House, a spot dedicated to Peruvian arts, culture and technology.

Latin American and U.S. Latino…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 19, 2018 at 10:55am — No Comments

Five tips for marketing to Hispanic consumers

The US Hispanic population is large, growing, young and experiencing economic and social progress – “an incredible opportunity for any brand”, according to an industry figure.

In a WARC Best Practice paper, How to market to Hispanic consumers in the US, marketing consultant Belia E. Jimenez, highlights the size and influence of the Hispanic population on many…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 19, 2018 at 10:43am — No Comments

10 tips to reconnect with your professional network

It's often said that success is all about who you know. This is especially true when it comes to your career: Knowing the right person at the right company can open the door to your dream job opportunity.

But what happens if you've lost touch with professional contacts you were close with in the past? It can be awkward (and a turn-off) to reach out to someone…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 15, 2018 at 4:37am — No Comments

Hispanics less likely to drink tap water

Black and Hispanic U.S. adults are half as likely as whites to drink tap water and more than twice as likely to drink bottled water, according to a recent Penn State analysis.

The findings also support past research that indicates that minorities and more vulnerable populations have a higher distrust of tap water in America, and that those who do not drink tap…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 15, 2018 at 4:32am — No Comments

Immigrants do not take jobs. Truth is, they create jobs.

America cannot afford to turn its back on immigrants. Immigrant makers, doers, and dreamers create American jobs; innovators and laborers further U.S. competitiveness.

The challenge for the United States, therefore, is to change the national discussion from “taking jobs” to “making jobs.” When that happens, the need for immigrants becomes obvious.

New and…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 15, 2018 at 4:22am — No Comments

5 Networking Tips For Your Next Conference

It's often a tough decision to decide whether to travel to a business or industry conference. You have to consider time away from your family and work and, of course, the cost of the conference and the travel. Wouldn't it be great to know you will see an immediate ROI on these efforts? Here are 5 tips to network efficiently at your next conference, and make it all worth…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 12, 2018 at 2:03am — No Comments

Hispanic Small Business Owners Set Sights on Significant Growth in 2018 and Beyond

Hispanic entrepreneurs are increasingly optimistic about the future – what lies ahead in the next year and even the next decade to come – and see their heritage as an important advantage to their success.

According to the second annual Bank of America Hispanic Small Business Owner Spotlight, surveying Hispanic entrepreneurs nationwide, the majority believe the…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 12, 2018 at 1:14am — No Comments

Texas poised to send first Latina to Congress

Texas is poised to send its first Latina to Congress after State Sen. Sylvia Garcia has won the Democratic nomination to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Gene Green of Houston.

Garcia easily beat six little-known candidates on Tuesday, including health care executive Tahir Javed, who vowed to spend his own money lavishly to compete in the race. She immediately becomes…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 12, 2018 at 12:42am — No Comments

Top tips for Women negotiating a pay raise

Despite gender equality initiatives and rules forcing companies to disclose their salary data, men are still paid more than women. What’s more, the gap between men’s earnings and women’s earnings is actually widening, not narrowing. In 2017, the average pay for women globally was $12,000, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), almost half of the $21,000 average…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 8, 2018 at 10:46am — No Comments

Latinos grab spotlight at Oscars

The 90th annual Academy Awards were, by any definition, a moment of triumph for Latinos.

Guillermo del Toro became the third Mexican-born filmmaker to win best director, and it was his lavish Cold War fantasy "The Shape of Water" that was crowned best picture. Pixar's box-office smash "Coco," the biggest budget studio release to feature a largely Hispanic cast,…

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Added by HispanicPro on March 8, 2018 at 10:28am — No Comments

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