HispanicPro's Blog – May 2018 Archive (28)

4 big resume mistakes that are easy to fix

Your resume can open doors for you, or it can keep you from getting hired. Sometimes it's not the big things that cause the person making hiring decisions to pass on you. It might be a relatively small mistake that dooms your candidacy.

The good news is that these mistakes are easy to fix. Just putting in a little attention to detail should let you correct these…


Added by HispanicPro on May 31, 2018 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Starbucks while Hispanic: A Latina barista tells her story

It was two years ago that Iris Castaneda was escorted out of a Starbucks in Orlando by security guards after arguing with a barista over soy milk.

Though she immediately felt she’d been the target of obvious discrimination — she recalls being the only Hispanic woman in the store when it happened — Castaneda mostly kept her story to…


Added by HispanicPro on May 31, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Hispanic household wealth continues to climb

The Hispanic community continues to drive homeownership growth in the U.S., but a challenging political climate keeps many from making long-term financial commitments, according to the latest HWP Annual report released by the Hispanic Wealth Project and the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.…


Added by HispanicPro on May 31, 2018 at 2:36pm — No Comments

These are the best U.S. cities for Hispanic entrepreneurs

The number of Hispanic persons in America is expected to grow to comprise more than 25 percent of the U.S. population by 2050. That growth is already helping to propel the growth of Hispanic-owned businesses by nearly 15 times the national rate. Wallethub analyzed 23 metrics in the top 182 cities to determine the cities most friendly to Hispanic entrepreneurs.…


Added by HispanicPro on May 29, 2018 at 2:14am — No Comments

The upscale Latina opportunity

Can radio stations benefit by reaching out to a segment of the U.S. Hispanic market that is growing in both affluence and influence? Yes, says Gabriela Alcantara-Diaz, founder and president of Miami-based Semilla AD.

The Uruguay-born multicultural marketing veteran specializes in upscale Latinos.…


Added by HispanicPro on May 28, 2018 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Networking advice no one tells you

We’ve all heard the advice that networking is important for our careers. And regardless of your profession, your industry or demographic, the message is loud and clear. If you want to be successful, you need to spend time networking. It’s great advice. But the critical missing piece to this advice is exactly how to network.…


Added by HispanicPro on May 28, 2018 at 11:11pm — No Comments

How to explain gaps on your resume

One of the most important things about acing an interview aside from authenticity? Transparency.

So, if there's a gap in your resume, rest assured it will come up during an interview. Assume recruiters will spot it on your resume and inquire about why there's a gap or what you were doing with your time.

There are several ways to address it in a…


Added by HispanicPro on May 24, 2018 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Rising Hispanic college enrollment puts focus on achievement gap

As the Hispanic population in the United States has exploded, so has the number of Hispanics pursuing higher education. Between 2000 and 2015, the college-going rate among Hispanic high school graduates grew from 22 to 37 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Hispanic undergraduate enrollment more than doubled, to 3 million. More than a quarter of…


Added by HispanicPro on May 24, 2018 at 11:22am — No Comments

Supermarkets aren't effectively marketing to US-born Hispanics

A recent report from Rincón & Associates, a Texas-based consulting firm, says supermarkets must change the way they market to Hispanic consumers in order to reach this growing U.S. demographic. The number of Hispanics born in other countries compared with those born in the U.S. is declining, and is projected to decline steeply in the future, creating a “perfect…


Added by HispanicPro on May 24, 2018 at 11:15am — No Comments

One week away! Read biographies of feature guests for the 2018 STEM Networking Forum May 30

Read biographies of feature guests for the STEM Networking Forum "Building a Diversity Wave in STEM" being held Wednesday, May 30 at LinkedIn Chicago.


Kristen Sonday, Co-founder, COO, Paladin

Kristen Sonday is the co-founder and COO of Paladin, which helps legal teams run…


Added by HispanicPro on May 23, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Diversity and Inclusion: Past, Present, and Future

As social movements across the country continue to shape global conversations around equity, the spotlight and opportunity have been thrust onto the business sector to reflect the values society cares about most.

For the first time ever, this generation of the U.S. workforce is demanding a more genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion, one that represents…


Added by HispanicPro on May 21, 2018 at 11:05am — No Comments

U.S. Hispanics and the Beer industry

While Corona is perhaps the most well-known imported beer, due partly to the success of its “Find Your Beach” campaigns, there are a number of other beers marketed with the specific aim of reaching Hispanic consumers. Chief among them are Dos Equis, owned by Heineken, and Modelo Especial, owned by Constellation (which also owns Corona).

Recently, another one was…


Added by HispanicPro on May 21, 2018 at 10:50am — No Comments

Everything you need to know about Hispanic radio

If you had to know one thing about Hispanic radio, it is this: There is no such thing.

There are, in fact, at least 20 forms of Latino radio in America, reflecting the 20 countries of origin of this country’s Hispanic population, each different. That explains the vitality of Hispanic radio and its rich diversity.…


Added by HispanicPro on May 21, 2018 at 10:39am — No Comments

Leaders to gather in Chicago for Latino Economic Summit

Former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to address a conference in Chicago on economic issues facing the nation's Latinos.

The one-day event will be held at Malcolm X College on Thursday that is hosted by the Aspen Institute's Latinos…


Added by HispanicPro on May 17, 2018 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Why all you're hearing is crickets from your job search

How are those job applications coming along? Are you scouring websites and sending out cold submissions on those irritating forms? If you’re still reading, I guess that what you’ve been getting back from your efforts is … crickets. What’s that about?

Stay with me and we’ll find a better way to get you that next gig.…


Added by HispanicPro on May 17, 2018 at 10:52am — No Comments

New study assesses how Hispanic women navigate the wage gap

A new study conducted by People en Español shows that young Latinas are experiencing a generational, political and cultural metamorphosis.

According to the study, which surveyed nearly one thousand Hispanic and non-Hispanic women, Latinas are not conforming to traditional customs and gender roles as strictly as they once did.…


Added by HispanicPro on May 14, 2018 at 10:48am — No Comments

5 tips to become a powerful job hunter

There are some tried and true strategies job seekers use to discover and land a new job. This year's Job Seeker Nation Study by Jobvite, a recruiting platform, highlights the methods successful job hunters used to secure a new career.

While most workers (61 percent) are satisfied with their current jobs, over 80 percent are open to new job opportunities,…


Added by HispanicPro on May 14, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Diversity in the Tech Industry

As America’s information technology industry strives to build a more gender and racially diverse workforce, a new report from the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), one of the IT industry’s top trade associations, finds contradictory viewpoints on the current state and future goals for workplace diversity.

The report is based on two online…


Added by HispanicPro on May 14, 2018 at 10:01am — No Comments

If you want a new job, here is what you have to do right now

Spring is a special time to start your job search. The sun is shining, flowers sprout and the sad, naked trees are adorned in leaves again. It’s a time of rebirth and renewed energy. The general mood improves as winter is over. People feel happier and the air is full of possibilities and potential. This is the perfect setting for embarking upon a job search.



Added by HispanicPro on May 10, 2018 at 11:05am — No Comments

4 facts about the Hispanic Market you need to know

Right now, U.S. Hispanics have a whopping $1.7 trillion in purchasing power, which is larger than the GDP of Canada, Russia, Spain, or Australia. As such, they account for a huge market that brands are still struggling to effectively tap into.

Here’s some information that will prove useful for any brand looking to reach them.

Hispanics account for…


Added by HispanicPro on May 10, 2018 at 10:51am — No Comments

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