HispanicPro's Blog – July 2020 Archive (29)

10 reasons to start a business during a recession

As counterintuitive as it may at first seem, starting a business during a recession can have its advantages. Here are ten reasons why an economic downturn could be the perfect time for you to launch your new business venture.…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 30, 2020 at 12:58am — No Comments

How to land a job at a virtual career fair

Before you log into that virtual career fair portal, follow this advice from CareerBuilder to stand out in a market overrun with candidates because of the pandemic.

There are many basic tips prospective job seekers can keep in mind to increase their chances of employment heading into a virtual career fair. Whether it's an in-person event or a…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 30, 2020 at 12:43am — No Comments

Finding a job right now is hard but not impossible

Are you searching for a job? Is a loved one looking for work? There’s no denying that the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout have made the job market pretty bleak. But it’s not impossible to find a new role.…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 29, 2020 at 11:19pm — No Comments

Read biographies of featured guests for "Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters in Tech" Webinar

Read biographies of featured guests for "Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters in Tech" webinar to be held Thursday, July 30. 

Ilenia Herrera Lutz, Talent Acquisition Lead, Accenture

Ilenia Herrera Lutz is an Associate Manager within Accenture’s Talent Acquisition…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 29, 2020 at 11:32am — No Comments

5 ways to boldly create diversity and inclusion in the workplace



Look around your business. Scan the faces of the people that work within your walls. Think about vendors that you support or come in contact with daily. Do they all look alike, sound alike, or have the same preferences? …

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Added by HispanicPro on July 27, 2020 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Authenticity in your personal brand matters if you want to succeed

We often hear of people wanting to improve their personal brand in business, however, the actual concept of personal branding and what it really means can be confusing to many of us.

So what is personal branding all about and does being authentic really matter? …

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Added by HispanicPro on July 26, 2020 at 1:05am — No Comments

How to jump start your job search

Like millions of other Americans and people throughout the world, you may have found yourself in between jobs due the effects of Covid-19. It’s a challenging spot to be in. …

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Added by HispanicPro on July 26, 2020 at 12:49am — No Comments

Mayor Lightfoot, CTA and CPS Announce Student Recipients of “CTA Elevating Futures Scholarship Fund”

CTA, RPM Contractor Walsh-Fluor and Chicago Scholars in 2020 Launched RPM Scholarship Program to Help Youth Pursue Education and Careers in Construction

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. and CPS CEO Dr. Janice Jackson announced today that three recent…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 23, 2020 at 4:47pm — No Comments

IT careers: How to persist as job searching gets tough

Job searching in these uncertain times requires focusing on the future – and trying out some special strategies for success.

If you’re job hunting these days, it may be tempting to let the rollercoaster news cycle and uncertain job market knock your tech career off course. But organizations around the globe continue to work on their plans for…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 23, 2020 at 2:09pm — No Comments

Marina Gonzales named as President and CEO of the nation's oldest Hispanic Chamber

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SAHCC) Board of Directors announced Marina Gonzales as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of the 91-year-old organization. A native of South Texas, Gonzales, who most recently served as President and CEO of Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) brings a diverse background in public policy,…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 21, 2020 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Facebook to invest $800M for data center in DeKalb

Facebook announced Tuesday that it will be investing $800 million for a new data center that will be built in DeKalb, Illinois.

The facility will be Facebook's 12th data center in the U.S. The 907,000 square-foot facility will be supported by 100 percent renewable energy and will use 80% less water than an average data center.…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 20, 2020 at 2:34am — No Comments

Latinos largest group of freshmen admitted to University of California

For the first time in the University of California’s history, Latino students represent the largest ethnic group of admitted freshmen this fall, surpassing Asian American students.

Latino students account for 36% of admitted freshmen, followed by 35% of Asian Americans, according to admissions data released Thursday. Admission of low-income and…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 20, 2020 at 2:23am — No Comments

10 key tips for acing your video interviews

86% of organizations are using new virtual technology to interview candidates at this time. Here are 10 helpful tips for making the best impression you can in your video interview, and demonstrating that you’re a great fit for the role.…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 20, 2020 at 2:01am — No Comments

Maintaining D&I during the COVID-19 crisis

We are living in unprecedented times and are in the midst of adjusting to a new normal of social distancing and economic uncertainty. Meanwhile, unconscious bias is becoming more prevalent as the COVID-19 outbreak and media coverage are bringing to light prevalent racial bias and discrimination that occur inside and outside the workplace.…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 20, 2020 at 1:46am — No Comments

The real truth about STEM

STEM is becoming a powerful industry and with good reason. This field is still growing and evolving. It is expected that STEM industries will produce nine million jobs by the year 2022.

Our task is to make sure that STEM attracts and retains diversity. Seeking out unique perspectives and attitudes regarding problem-solving is how we can disrupt…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 16, 2020 at 2:29pm — No Comments

How remote work risks a new digital jobs divide for minorities

The mass migration to remote work helped companies solve a major coronavirus challenge, but the recent…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 16, 2020 at 1:49pm — No Comments

4 tips for getting hired from home

Job hunting has always been a little stressful. OK, a lot stressful. A pandemic certainly hasn’t remedied that. Rather, it’s changing the landscape.

For one, it’s heating up competition. Millions of newly out-of-work Americans are chasing employment simultaneously. Applicant pools are also expanding geographically as remote work becomes…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 16, 2020 at 9:35am — No Comments

Career advice for a changing world

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and people’s lives have been devastating. The good news is that there are courses to chart that will help. Identifying and nurturing the right skills for this new world will be key.…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 12, 2020 at 12:55am — No Comments

7 freelance jobs you can do remotely

If you need extra income, you might check out some freelance work.

Unemployment levels are high, and the extra $600 in weekly federal jobless benefits is set to run out the end of July. But the good news is that finding some extra work may be easier.…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 12, 2020 at 12:26am — No Comments

Why workplace diversity efforts are failing

Across the country, business leaders, managers and workers are trying to have difficult conversations about race and diversity in the workplace.

But the truth is, many people are still uncomfortable discussing these issues and many workplace diversity efforts are failing. This comes down to two reasons.…

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Added by HispanicPro on July 12, 2020 at 12:11am — No Comments

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