HispanicPro's Blog – August 2017 Archive (24)

Tips to stand out amid competitive fall hiring season

As summer begins to wind down, hiring begins to pick up.

Job seekers who didn’t see much success over the summer months should see more opportunities opening up as companies refocus and rush to fill positions before the end of the year, according to Ziprecruiter.com.

The surge in employment opportunities during the fall months means competition among job…


Added by HispanicPro on August 31, 2017 at 10:44am — No Comments

US retailers hit as immigration worries weigh on Hispanic spending

Many Hispanics are venturing out only to buy essential goods and are cutting back on spending, worried about harassment by immigration or law enforcement officials.

This change in consumer behavior by the country's second-fastest-growing ethnic group has recently been cited as a cause for worry by already-struggling consumer companies.

As the slowdown has…


Added by HispanicPro on August 31, 2017 at 10:39am — No Comments

UA conference on STEM & Hispanics

The University of Arizona is one of only four institutions selected by the National Science Foundation to imagine the future of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) on college campuses among Hispanics, who are America's fastest-growing population.

Recognizing a nationwide need to more deeply engage Hispanics in STEM, Congress enacted NSF funding…


Added by HispanicPro on August 28, 2017 at 10:39am — No Comments

5 tips for a successful career change

Many times career change happens to us. Our industry starts to fade, our employer goes bankrupt, or we personally are downsized, fired, laid off, demoted or otherwise find ourselves at a crossroads.

But occasionally we choose to change careers of our own free will. It’s exciting, a little scary, and getting more common. If you can, take the opportunity to think…


Added by HispanicPro on August 24, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Hispanics lack confidence in nursing homes

Hispanics in the United States have a longer life expectancy, but a poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs.

The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also showed that close to one-half of older Hispanics have faced language or cultural barriers interacting with…


Added by HispanicPro on August 24, 2017 at 10:22pm — No Comments

CBS promises to increase Latino representation on its shows

The National Hispanic Media Coalition is singing a different tune when it comes to diversity efforts at CBS.

NHMC president and CEO Alex Nogales and other national Latino organizations are praising the network’s initiatives to increase Latino representation after a meeting with CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves last week. The organization’s statement, released…


Added by HispanicPro on August 24, 2017 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Read biographies of feature guests for the 2017 Latina Trailblazers Networking Forum tomorrow

Read biographies of feature guests for the 2017 Latina Trailblazers Networking Forum being held tomorrow August 23rd at Michigan Avenue's The Gwen Hotel Chicago! 

Hannah Fernandez, Founder & CEO, ROI Business Funding…


Added by HispanicPro on August 22, 2017 at 12:48pm — No Comments

The worst career advice, according to 6 life coaches

Ask anyone about your haircut, and they might shrug and say it looks “fine.” But ask for career advice? You’re likely to get an earful of trite sayings, blanket, sweeping statements and outdated, traditional work tactics that won’t serve you well if you’re trying to advance.

While executive advisors can definitely cater to your specific industry and goals, life…


Added by HispanicPro on August 21, 2017 at 1:12am — No Comments

Cox honors outstanding Valley Latina entrepreneurs

For the fifth year, Cox Communications is recognizing two Valley Latina entrepreneurs whose leadership and entrepreneurial spirit are perfect examples of the rapid growing women-owned businesses throughout the country.

According to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber Commerce, over the past decade, there has been a nearly 200 percent increase in Latina-owned business, a…


Added by HispanicPro on August 21, 2017 at 12:56am — No Comments

Catholic schools make outreach to Hispanic community a priority

For Hispanic students enrolled in Catholic schools, there’s often a sense of gratitude mixed with heightened self-awareness and varying levels of discomfort. Some express concern that their own background is not reflected in their school’s curriculum, such as absence of a discussion of Latino history, and note the lack of diversity in faculty and staff especially at…


Added by HispanicPro on August 21, 2017 at 12:50am — No Comments

Latina immigrants raise $30 million venture fund in silicon valley

Babel Ventures, a Silicon Valley firm founded by two young immigrant Latina entrepreneurs, just announced $30 million raised to help start-ups. These funds aim to empower entrepreneurs, many who struggle to receive funding, with the needed capitol to continue contributing to our economy through their start-ups.

The firm was founded earlier this year by Bárbara…


Added by HispanicPro on August 17, 2017 at 9:17am — No Comments

How do you write a cover letter?

No one ever opened their computer and said, “Yes! I’m so pumped to write a cover letter today!” Those one-page summaries of all of your best qualities and why your dream job should hire you are hella intimidating. But, unfortunately, despite the many, many changes in the way we work that have rolled out in recent years, it looks like the cover letter is here to stay.…


Added by HispanicPro on August 17, 2017 at 9:12am — No Comments

3 tips to become well-spoken

Want to become well-spoken? Here are three tips.

1. Make others feel well-heard

We focus too much on what we should say next, formulating witty responses in our heads instead of giving full presence to the person talking. The art of listening is as important as the art of speaking.

When the other person feels truly “heard,” that person will…


Added by HispanicPro on August 17, 2017 at 9:06am — No Comments

A New Look at How Latinos Are Powering the U.S. Economy

A new report puts a price tag on the Latino population in the United States, and it is over two trillion dollars. This economic power, says the report, would rank as the 7th largest in the world if the Latino GDP (Gross Domestic Product) were its own country.

Headed by University of California, Los Angeles Professor David E. Hayes-Bautista, and Werner Schink,…


Added by HispanicPro on August 17, 2017 at 8:55am — No Comments

Brands that ignore the Hispanic market won't survive

Despite the fact that Hispanics currently make up over one-sixth of the population of the United States and hold considerable purchasing power - over $1.5 trillion per year - the entire Hispanic market remains underserved by most brands. As important as it is to market to this cohort, it's going to become increasingly more important for brands looking to survive and…


Added by HispanicPro on August 14, 2017 at 1:25pm — No Comments

Tips for career success

Every career person should have a goal that drives them. If your goal is to hit the summit of your career, here are some tips that can propel you to your desired height.

Do what you love

The usual counsel is that you love what you do. But that is getting out of fashion. These days, you have to do what you love. If you love what you do,…


Added by HispanicPro on August 14, 2017 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Want to increase recruitment and retention of Latinas? Avoid these three mistakes

Jenny was a 24-year-old Air Force pilot who used to work in the accounting section of an interior design organization. One day, she realized another team was going through some difficult times. She kindly offered to help.

Surprisingly, she received this response in an email from her boss: “Number crunchers lack leadership skills.” Seriously?

Jenny, a…


Added by HispanicPro on August 14, 2017 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Hispanics near $1T in aggregate household income

While Hispanics have median household income that’s about 20% lower than the overall median average, their sheer size means that they’re approaching $1 trillion in aggregate household income this year. That’s according to a new report from Geoscape, which looks at multicultural trends in the US.

The median household income for Hispanics this year is estimated to…


Added by HispanicPro on August 13, 2017 at 12:42am — No Comments

The guide to un-awkward Networking

It takes a certain kind of person enjoys networking — and I mean that in the best way. Being good at it requires lacking enough self-consciousness to get out there and talk to people, but having enough self-awareness to make the experience a positive one for the other party as well. You don't want the interaction to feel transactional, but…


Added by HispanicPro on August 7, 2017 at 10:41am — No Comments

7 tips to salvage your career

Is your career not going the way you’d expected? Maybe you were hoping for a promotion, but didn’t receive it. Or maybe you’ve been going on interviews to land that higher-level dream job, but it’s just not happening.

Instead of getting frustrated, now is the time to get analytical and strategic. …


Added by HispanicPro on August 7, 2017 at 10:19am — No Comments

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