HispanicPro's Blog – September 2017 Archive (23)

Hispanic dropout rate hits new low, college enrollment at new high

The high school dropout rate among U.S. Hispanics has fallen to a new low, extending a decades-long decline, according to recently released data from the Census Bureau. The reduction has come alongside a long-term increase in Hispanic college enrollment, which is at a record high.

The Hispanic dropout rate was 10% in 2016, with about…


Added by HispanicPro on September 29, 2017 at 11:24am — No Comments

5 Tips for Building an Online Presence That Employers Love

You found the perfect job opportunity. Not only are you qualified for it, but also you love the company and are excited to join the team.

After you apply, don’t just hope to hear back. The best way to land your ideal job opportunity is to be proactive.

Job-Hunt.org conducted a survey and found that 51 percent of employers and…


Added by HispanicPro on September 28, 2017 at 9:47am — No Comments

Black and Hispanic families are making more money, but they still lag far behind whites

Despite gains in income and wealth, the economic chasm between black and Hispanic families and their white counterparts widened between 2013 and 2016 — even when it comes to Americans with comparable levels of education, according to data released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve.

The median net worth of whites remains nearly 10 times the size of blacks'. Nearly…


Added by HispanicPro on September 28, 2017 at 9:40am — No Comments

Read biographies of feature guests for the 2017 Healthcare Networking Forum tomorrow

Read biographies of feature guests for the 2017 Healthcare Networking Forum being held tomorrow September 27 at Fulton Market Company in Chicago's trendy West Loop neighborhood!


Leticia Madrigal, Psychologist, Madrigal Consulting/ÁmateAhora

Leticia Madrigal creates a culture for leaders causing…


Added by HispanicPro on September 26, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments

5 tips for effective Networking

No matter what your major is, networking is necessary to move from point A to point B. Having a set network can help you with internship opportunities, mentoring, and post-graduate plans. Here are 5 tips that are necessary for building a great network.

Dress To Impress: First impressions are everything, so your outfit should fit the…


Added by HispanicPro on September 25, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Millennial’s Guide to Strategic Mentorships

Mentors can be absolutely critical to your success. They can help you with career insights and negotiations, share insider industry knowledge, guide you if you’re pivoting careers, support your side hustle dreams, and encourage you when times get tough. I am nine years out of college and have had many mentors in my life, playing big and…


Added by HispanicPro on September 25, 2017 at 10:55am — No Comments

Growing Hispanic population brings optimism for Chicago’s future

A demographic shift is underway among Chicago’s ethnic and racial groups.

With the Hispanic community becoming the second-largest ethnic group in Chicago, the vision for the city’s future is changing as the Hispanic community finds its voice, representation and job opportunities. …


Added by HispanicPro on September 24, 2017 at 12:18pm — No Comments

The emerging boss in American culture is Latina

A vast majority (77 percent) of the growth of the U.S. Latina population in the span between 2005 and 2015 came from American births, not from immigration, according to Nielsen's Latina 2.0: Fiscally Conscious, Culturally Influential & Familia Forward, released during Hispanic Heritage Month.

One in four American girls is now Latina. Nearly one in five (17…


Added by HispanicPro on September 21, 2017 at 3:18pm — No Comments

How to find a career that you are passionate about

Millennials get a bad reputation for wanting to have a fulfilling career. How dare we want to do something that makes us happy? I get it. This conversation often doesn’t take into account the privilege of focusing on what you want to do vs. what you need to do to pay the bills. But no one can argue that having a career that you are…


Added by HispanicPro on September 21, 2017 at 3:04pm — No Comments

How the U.S. Hispanic population is changing

The Latino population in the United States has reached nearly 58 million in 2016 and has been the principal driver of U.S. demographic growth, accounting for half of national population growth since 2000. The Latino population itself has evolved during this time, with changes in immigration, education and other characteristics.



Added by HispanicPro on September 21, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

5 strategies to help you land your next job

It's no secret that young professionals today are switching jobs more often than previous generations did.

Research shows that most millennials change jobs about four times by the time they hit 32. READ MORE AT…


Added by HispanicPro on September 14, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

4 Latina models who are owning the runways this NYFW

Latinas are gaining visibility and power in all areas of modern life—from politics to media to business and, of course, to fashion. From gracing the covers of international magazines to walking the runways of the industry’s biggest designers and even fronting global campaigns, Joan Smalls, Lineisy Montero, Dilone, and Mica Argañaraz are killing it on runways at…


Added by HispanicPro on September 14, 2017 at 9:52am — No Comments

Why America must remain a country of DREAMers

The future of the United States still begins in California. That's not just or primarily because Silicon Valley remains a magnet for the planet's brightest and most ambitious technology minds. It's mainly because the demographic transformation under way in the most populous U.S. state provides a window onto what much of the country will look like a couple of decades…


Added by HispanicPro on September 14, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

Here are 5 reasons why you aren’t getting hired

The No. 1 question I get from professionals is: “Why am I not getting hired?” Whether you are changing job titles, looking to move on from your current company, or trying to make an industry transition, there are a few fundamental tips to landing the job—but you may be going about them all wrong. Here are some common mistakes. …


Added by HispanicPro on September 11, 2017 at 11:25am — No Comments

Latinos are disproportionately affected by asthma

Many Americans live where it is unsafe to breathe. About 40% of the U.S. population — more than 126 million people — live in areas that do not comply with national ambient air quality standards.

This public health problem poses a particular threat to Latinos, who are exposed disproportionately to high levels of the main pollutants that can aggravate asthma:…


Added by HispanicPro on September 11, 2017 at 11:15am — No Comments

Hispanics plan to spend more this holiday

Marketers have made a big push in recent years to target the fast-growing Hispanic population, a group of shoppers increasingly willing to spend both online and in stores.

Now the group, which Nielsen estimates deployed about $1.4 trillion in buying power last year, plans to shop even more this holiday season than last year, according to a new survey from…


Added by HispanicPro on September 11, 2017 at 11:02am — No Comments

The Best-Paying Jobs And Industries In the U.S.

When you look at studies that list the jobs that earn the most money, you often see the same professions jockeying for position in the rankings. Though many require different skill sets, they all tend to demand high levels of study, experience and inflexible qualifications.

That’s what’s shown in the latest wages report from LinkedIn, a massive professional…


Added by HispanicPro on September 7, 2017 at 12:47pm — No Comments

How Gig economy businesses can create good jobs or destroy them

The evolution of work is becoming a battle between flexibility and stability. The sharing economy offers people unprecedented opportunities to work when, where, and as much as they want. But it also threatens a future in which stable, well-paying jobs cede to temporary gigs with few protections. Lawmakers wonder: How do we stoke new-economy industries without burning…


Added by HispanicPro on September 7, 2017 at 12:35pm — No Comments

The Best And Worst Master's Degrees For Jobs In 2017

A master’s program can be a great way to switch careers or build momentum in your current track. But it’s important to think hard about what you’ll get out of a graduate degree before you make the investment, because some master's degrees are much more valuable than others.

Every year, Forbes turns to compensation site PayScale to reveal the best and worst…


Added by HispanicPro on September 7, 2017 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Hispanic business leader quits Trump's diversity coalition over DACA decision

Javier Palomarez, the president and CEO of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, just announced he'd step down from President Trump's National Diversity Coalition, calling Trump's decision to end DACA "inhumane and economically harmful." …


Added by HispanicPro on September 5, 2017 at 11:59am — No Comments

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