HispanicPro's Blog – June 2020 Archive (28)

The power of the Latina vote in the 2020 election

Following the record-breaking midterm turnout of 2018, Latinas are expected to play a decisive role in the upcoming elections.

According to Pew Research, 55%of women who were eligible to vote cast ballots in the 2018 midterms in November, compared to 51% of men.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 29, 2020 at 1:07am — No Comments

How to start a side hustle with little or no money

Have you ever wanted to start a side hustle, but didn't? If you find yourself feeling like you couldn’t possibly start a profitable side hustle in your current situation … you may be right. But not for the reason you think.

Your mindset is the most important predictor of your future success. If you’re convinced you won’t be able to start…


Added by HispanicPro on June 29, 2020 at 12:56am — No Comments

The current economic downturn will create a new wave of entrepreneurship

Good entrepreneurs thrive amid uncertainty, and economic downturns are no exception. Some of the world’s most disruptive brands were founded during the GFC of 2009, including Uber, Airbnb, Dropbox and Slack. The current COVID-19 crisis presents another unique opportunity to create new innovations, creatively solve problems and fix issues.



Added by HispanicPro on June 29, 2020 at 12:37am — No Comments

Starting a business during a pandemic

If you have been thinking about starting your own business to run from home, you might not have guessed that a worldwide pandemic was the push that you needed to get started. But if you are currently furloughed because of the Covid-19 crisis and have a lot more time on your hands than usual, it could be the perfect opportunity to turn your business…


Added by HispanicPro on June 25, 2020 at 2:09am — No Comments

Choose words that sell during a job search

The words you use to describe your experience and interests during a job search can open doors and close them within minutes.

Just think about this – you have a little over 7 seconds for your resume to grab attention from recruiters, the amount of time used to make a quick decision when reviewing your resume.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 25, 2020 at 1:47am — No Comments

Employers need ‘to stop making plans and just do it’

As the youngest-ever female trader at the New York Stock Exchange, Lauren Simmons knows all about the importance of diversity and inclusion in finance.

When looking at the financial services field today, data shows that women and men make up equal parts of the entry-level workforce. But, as you move higher up the ranks, large gaps exists with…


Added by HispanicPro on June 25, 2020 at 1:26am — No Comments

How to network while working from home

This year alone, major tech conferences like the Mobile World Congress, Facebook and Google developer meetings, the Code conference and the National Association of Broadcasters meetings were either postponed or canceled. Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, which normally meets in the first week of June, shifted to a digital-only format and will be…


Added by HispanicPro on June 22, 2020 at 12:42am — No Comments

7 Tips for Job Hunting in the Time of Coronavirus

While it’s normal to feel discouraged about your chances of employment at this time, there are steps you can take to boost your chances of landing a job — specifically, Lean on your network

Networking has always been an invaluable part of the job search process, and that’s especially true in today’s competitive climate. According to career…


Added by HispanicPro on June 22, 2020 at 12:31am — No Comments

Coronavirus hiring

84% of recruiters are in the process of adapting their hiring processes to facilitate remote exchanges. Of these, 58% are now using social media networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and even Instagram to connect with potential hires.

A growing army of recruiters are also turning to videoconferencing to screen and interview candidates, as well as AI…


Added by HispanicPro on June 22, 2020 at 12:03am — No Comments

Latino unemployment peaks nationwide

Since April reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor show Latinos have a jobless rate of 18.9 percent.

Local agencies say the majority of those without work is part of industries where Hispanics are heavily represented.

“Most of the jobs significantly impacted by the virus are the world of retail, dining, and hotels,"…


Added by HispanicPro on June 18, 2020 at 12:44am — No Comments

Latinos, African Americans most likely to change education plans

The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on the education plans of people of color, with half of Latinos and about 40 percent of black and Asian Americans canceling or otherwise changing their plans.

That's the top-line finding from the latest Public Viewpoint survey from the Strada Education Network. Over all, 35 percent of Americans…


Added by HispanicPro on June 18, 2020 at 12:32am — No Comments

How to ace a virtual job interview

If you’re one of the almost 40 million Americans who has lost a job in the months since the COVID-19 pandemic became a national crisis, you may now be facing a postmodern job search — one where you have to figure out how to virtually replicate a confident handshake during your remote interview.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 18, 2020 at 12:06am — No Comments

Tips for navigating the job market during the COVID-19 pandemic

Whether you’re a recent graduate looking for your first job out of college, or a current student hoping to…


Added by HispanicPro on June 15, 2020 at 10:28am — No Comments

Embrace the new normal of virtual networking

From understanding grants to communicating with employees, it can be beneficial to have someone like-minded to bounce ideas off.

Here are a few ways you can embrace the new normal of virtual networking and expand your professional network without leaving home.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 15, 2020 at 10:21am — No Comments

Joblessness hit Hispanic women hardest as pandemic peaked

Unemployment rates for women of color exceed that of white women. Hispanic women had the highest rate of unemployment (20.2 percent) from mid-March to mid-April, an increase of more than 300 percent since February.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 14, 2020 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Reinvent yourself financially during the crisis

If you cannot learn to make money while you sleep, you will work for the rest of your life. The problem is that during the crisis a lot of people are out of work. You do not want your job to be your only source of income.…


Added by HispanicPro on June 14, 2020 at 11:22am — No Comments

While Chicago reopens, ESDC stills sees need for food assistance

Pilsen-based nonprofit, Economic Strategies Development Corporation (ESDC) known for small business development, continues to partner with companies and community organizations to distribute prepackaged fresh produce and non-perishable goods to hundreds of families in Chicago and other neighborhoods through its Emergency Free Food Distribution Drive program.

With a disproportionate…


Added by HispanicPro on June 12, 2020 at 1:58pm — No Comments

Meet the young Latino voters of 'Every 30 Seconds'

A record 32 million people who identify as Latino will be eligible to vote in the 2020 presidential election in November, according to the Pew Research Center. That’s just over 13% of the US electorate — surpassing eligible black voters for the first time and making Latinos the nation’s largest voter group after whites.

Latinos’ massive growth…


Added by HispanicPro on June 12, 2020 at 12:00am — No Comments

6 job search tips if you've been laid off due to coronavirus

There’s no way around it: The job market is undeniably bleak right now. Despite the grim circumstances, many of the tried-and-true job search methods are still useful. Begin the process of finding a new job with these six tips. …


Added by HispanicPro on June 11, 2020 at 11:05pm — No Comments

Is it safe to return to offices? How to resume work during COVID-19 pandemic

Many essential workers have had no choice but to continue working despite new rules and settings during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Those who normally work in office settings, however, have been wondering when and how they'll be able to go back to work since March — and what kinds of new safety guidelines they may be subject to when they…


Added by HispanicPro on June 7, 2020 at 7:10pm — No Comments

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