HispanicPro's Blog – December 2016 Archive (26)

How one woman went from $68K to $100K salary by being bold

After working at the same company for three years, and enjoying it, things were beginning to feel a bit stale and I decided to start looking for a new position. But money wasn’t my prime motivator in starting my job search. I consider myself a life long learner and I was ready to move on and tackle something new.

I attended a networking event and as I was…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 29, 2016 at 11:49am — No Comments

New Year’s resolutions for business success

The end of the year is a good time to reflect on your business’s progress over the past year and plan how you want your business to develop. Do you want increased success in the coming year or the chance to enjoy the success you’ve achieved more? These New Year’s resolutions are designed to help you do both strike a better work-life balance and increase your business…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 29, 2016 at 11:32am — No Comments

Equal pay for Latinas makes economic sense

How would you feel if your paycheck was cut in half? What if you found out that the white gentleman sitting next to you, working the same hours and doing the same work, earned almost twice as much as you?

This Latina Equal Pay Day we are highlighting the everyday reality Hispanic and Latina women face in the United States. Latinas are the most under-paid group in…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 29, 2016 at 11:25am — No Comments

Latino entrepreneurs take their big ideas to HSN

A bra hanging system, a piñata hoisting device and a six-tortilla toaster.

These are among the 23 products that might end up on an HSN program designed to highlight Latino entrepreneurs.

Five will be selected to launch their products on "Project American Dreams," scheduled to air in March.

Lili Gil Valletta, a 39-year-old New York marketing executive,…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 27, 2016 at 12:16pm — No Comments

11 tips and tools on Business Networking



Networking is inevitable in any business. As marketing is a very huge and dynamic industry, there will always be collaborations, and partnerships between brands, and engagement with customers, thus the need for networking.

An…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 27, 2016 at 12:06pm — No Comments

New year’s resolutions for your career or business

With a few days left in 2016, perhaps you’ve already started thinking of your New Year’s resolutions?

Here’s the problem with New Year’s Resolutions

The nature of the word “resolution” refers to solving or fixing something. That’s the major downside of New Year’s resolutions; they come from a negative place of feeling “not good…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 27, 2016 at 11:57am — No Comments

10 new years resolutions for career success in 2017

It's hard to believe, but 2017 is right around the corner. This can be a great time to take stock and press the reset button, making positive resolutions for the future. These are often focused on personal improvement goals or hobbies, but could just as easily be a chance to buckle down, focus, and advance your career.

This year, consider tailoring your…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 22, 2016 at 10:57am — No Comments

10 ideas for a stronger career in 2017

As we finish off one year and prepare to start the next, it’s a good time to think about how we want 2017 to be better, which for purposes of this column means a better career. Here are 10 ideas for new year’s resolutions to adopt for a stronger career in 2017:

1. I will stay in touch.

You can start the…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 22, 2016 at 10:14am — No Comments

The Latino drivers of economic growth

Trump is on track to appoint the first cabinet in 28 years without a Hispanic. When President Ronald Reagan nominated Lauro Cavazos in 1988 as the first Latino to serve in a presidential cabinet, he made history.

Today, President-elect Donald Trump is on the verge of making history too. With 16 cabinet-level officials and more than two dozen administration…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 22, 2016 at 10:07am — No Comments

U.S. Latinos more cautious about their holiday spending this year

A new poll of holiday spending habits shows that Latinos are approaching the holiday season more conservatively this year than in the past.

According to an annual telephone and online poll conducted by Florida Atlantic University’s Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI), more than one in five Hispanics don’t plan to do any Christmas and Hannukah shopping at all…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 22, 2016 at 9:57am — No Comments

Hispanics retire with 70 percent less than whites

Hispanics living in the U.S., particularly those who hail from other countries, are approaching retirement with less than a third of the savings of their white counterparts.

A new study from the Urban Institute, an economic policy think tank in Washington, found that the rapidly growing ethnic group is facing an uphill battle to accumulating sufficient funds for…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 19, 2016 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Four tips to successful New Year's resolutions

Changing a habit is hard, and resolutions require that. But successful resolutions have a few characteristics in mind.

I don’t think any of us plan to work at our New Year’s resolutions for just a few months before giving up, but that’s exactly what many of us end up doing. Changing a habit is hard, and resolutions require that.

Here are three…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 19, 2016 at 10:24am — No Comments

How to Find Your Next Job

Forget those online postings. Here’s how to make real connections when looking for a job, while improving your chance of an offer letter.

First things first when you’re looking for a new job: Put down the computer. You’re not going to get hired by sending out your resume en masse to 100 LinkedIn and Monster postings.

“Assume that only 10% of everything…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 19, 2016 at 10:03am — No Comments

Holiday parties can be good for your career

Sure, parties are for fun, but they are also great for networking. So why not do both? Check out these party pointers.

It’s too true. While parties are events where people are meant to have fun, they are also primo networking territory. In fact, the winter holiday season, with its open houses, cookie exchanges, ugly sweater contests and company parties, is…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 15, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

How the Best Companies Do Diversity Right

The best workplaces for diversity show higher satisfaction for all employees—and bigger growth, too.

Diversity is an empty word in much of corporate America.

Many companies invest in diversity efforts and appoint chief diversity officers, yet are disappointed with the meager results. Over the last 30 years there has been progress, but most agree the full…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 15, 2016 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Financial services help small business owners boost their bottom line

Three years ago, Daniel Trujillo's company, Tortilleria La Ranchera, was scrambling to meet his customers' demand for tortillas. He already had a 22,000-square-foot warehouse, but he needed more space. "People needed tortillas, and we didn't know where to shelve them," Trujillo says."

When he started La Ranchera in 1994, Trujillo had…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 15, 2016 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Access to capital holding back Latino businesses

Latinos are three times as likely as the general population to start their own businesses, but cultural and economic factors have hampered the growth of Latino-owned businesses at a cost of trillions of dollars.

A report by the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) found the lost growth amounted to a $1.38 trillion “opportunity gap” in 2012…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 12, 2016 at 12:22pm — No Comments

By 2019, there will be more Hispanics in Texas than Anglos

By 2019, there will be more Hispanics in Texas than Anglos, according to Pablo Schneider, CEO of the Wider Net.

If you add up all the minorities — Hispanic, African American, Asian — they already make up a larger percentage of the population than white people in Texas, and a handful of other states. Schneider said by 2040 that will be true for the entire nation…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 12, 2016 at 12:17pm — No Comments

10 Tips To Job Hunt Successfully During The Holidays

People who are unemployed often don’t even bother looking for work in December. They figure it’s pointless because some hiring managers are on vacation and offices are closed.

Big mistake, says Susan P. Joyce, publisher of Job-Hunt.org, who says the total number of jobs filled in December 2014 was greater than the number filled in January 2015. What’s more, Joyce…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 8, 2016 at 1:51pm — No Comments

The cost of being Latina within the workplace

Walker’s Legacy, a professional collective committed to the empowerment of women of color in business and entrepreneurship, recognizes Latina’s Equal Pay Day. This segment of women experiences the widest pay gap and earns significantly less than their White, non-Hispanic female and male counterparts. While nationally women earn 77 cents to…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 8, 2016 at 1:15pm — No Comments

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