HispanicPro's Blog – December 2017 Archive (25)

Meet American Girl's 2018 girl of the year: Aspiring astronaut Luciana Vega

American Girl's 2018 girl of the year is Luciana Vega, an 11-year-old "aspiring astronaut who dreams of being the first person to go to Mars," the wildly popular doll makers said in a statement unveiling the new character.

"Luciana is our first character that's really immersed in STEM," Rebecca Dekuiper, a designer at American Girl, said in a video about…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 28, 2017 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Addressing the Challenges of Diversity in the CPA Profession

The dearth of minority CPAs has been a source of concern within the accounting profession for many decades (see Bert N. Mitchell, “The Black Minority in the CPA Profession,” Journal of Accountancy, vol. 128, no. 4, pp. 31–48, 1969, and “The Status of the Black CPA: An Update,” Journal of Accountancy, vol. 141, no. 5, pp. 52–58, 1976). Even though the CPA certificate…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 28, 2017 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Latinos help themselves escape recession

When the Great Recession began 10 years ago this month, experts say Latino workers in Arizona were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Heavily represented in construction and agriculture, two industries that were particularly hard hit, and generally younger than the overall state population, unemployment among Hispanics in Arizona soared from 4.8 percent in…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 28, 2017 at 12:10pm — No Comments

The best and worst jobs for 2018

As 2017 comes to a close, Americans have big hopes for the new year. Matt Ferguson, CEO of job site CareerBuilder, says workers can expect positive job growth in 2018 and beyond.

"We expect the unemployment rate to remain in the low 4 percent range and may even drop into the high 3 percent range in 2018," he told CNBC.

But not every industry is going to…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 26, 2017 at 11:07am — No Comments

How to Negotiate a New Job Offer

Negotiating a new offer may feel uncomfortable, but a little discomfort is worth it. This is your best chance to increase your salary and improve the conditions of your new job. Once you have accepted a job, you lose your leveraging power.

The best negotiators know what they want and are armed with information about what is negotiable and to what degree.…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 26, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments

Looking For A New Job In 2018? Focus On These Two Important Strategies In Your Job Search.

At the end of the year, a lot of us use some of the holiday down time to evaluate where we are in our careers and how much we want to stay with our current jobs or change to something different in the upcoming year. It is a healthy thing to do even if you end up doing nothing different and staying with whatever role or company you are with now.

There is a…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 26, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments

The 'Despacito' effect

It was a cultural moment in a year of swift changes. Much like the #MeToo movement brought attention to the sexual harassment of women, “Despacito” and later “Mi Gente” brought into clear view Latino artists' rising influence in the American and music scene.

With staggering numbers, both the Spanglish “Despacito” by Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and Daddy…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 26, 2017 at 12:11am — No Comments

6 ways to get your career back on track in 2018

Whether you hit a career slump this year or, worse yet, got demoted, there's no reason to think you can't quickly turn things around. With a new year right around the corner, now's the perfect time to map out a strategy for revitalizing your career. Here are six solutions that'll help you get back on track.

1. Take initiative

If your career…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 21, 2017 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Latin America's Big Stories You Might Have Missed in 2017

The year has been a deluge of headlines, and there were probably hundreds, if not thousands, of stories from the hemisphere that flew under the radar. From cyborgs in Brazil to water shortages in Bolivia, we take a look at some of the stories we read in the last 12 months that we’re still thinking about at the end of the year—and ones we expect to be hearing more about…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 21, 2017 at 1:48pm — No Comments

There are more Hispanics in the United States than we thought

If you go by the number of people who check the “Hispanic” box in US Census Bureau forms, people of Latin American descent make up 18% of the population. But, among the adult population, there are another 5 million, who don’t consider themselves Hispanic but descend from Latin America, according estimates from Pew Research Center.

Among the estimated 42.7 million…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 21, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Setting your financial goals for 2018

It is almost the end of 2017 and as usual, many of us will begin to reflect and set resolutions for 2018. Some of these might look like: eat healthier, travel to Japan, learn a new language, clear the PTPTN debt, etc.

It’s easy to come up with a list of dreams and goals, but executing them is often the hardest part. When it comes to setting your financial…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 18, 2017 at 3:22am — No Comments

7 easy steps to help you get a job next year

Here’s some workplace news to brighten your holidays: According to a recent Indeed.com survey, 61% of employers plan to hire more people in 2018 than in 2017 and 40% are worried about finding enough good people to fill those openings.

It’s not just tech and health care firms who are poised to hire. Indeed.com says a diverse group of industries plan to be on the…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 18, 2017 at 3:16am — No Comments

Hispanic consumers are more profitable grocery shoppers

For many consumers, grocery shopping and meal preparation isn’t very exciting. But the research from Acosta and Univision paints a different picture for Hispanic shoppers, who often approach buying groceries as an enjoyable activity for couples and families rather than a solitary chore. Food shopping and meal preparation provide the chance to explore new ingredients and…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 18, 2017 at 3:10am — No Comments

Why people hate on diversity and inclusion

The word diversity and its close relatives, inclusion and equality, are positive by most objective standards and dictionaries.

Yet when they fall on certain ears, these words can raise hackles and bring out hives. And it’s interesting to ask, why is that? Why wouldn’t someone subscribe to the great Australian maxim of a fair go for all? How can they see the words…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 14, 2017 at 1:41pm — No Comments

New research shows Latinos closing the racial gap on college degrees

Latino students have made progress closing the college graduation gap between themselves and their white peers, but results vary widely by institution, a new study shows.

The college graduation gap between Latinos and whites is 10 percentage points on average, according to A Look at Latino Student Success, a new report from the Education Trust.

Still, as…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 14, 2017 at 1:29pm — No Comments

6 Networking tips for MBA students

As the world becomes more competitive each day, it has become imperative to understand one’s strengths and weaknesses at an early stage. Be it in business, technology, hospitality, healthcare, you name it—interacting with the industry players on a regular basis has become a necessity.

Here’s six networking tips for MBA students:

1. Network with a…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 14, 2017 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Marketing to third generation Hispanics: It's more than speaking Spanish

Hispanics in the U.S. have quickly become one of the fastest growing minorities in the U.S. This is no surprise. However, many companies seem to be marketing a general Hispanic audience and not dissecting into smaller categories, such as third generation Hispanics.

Hispanics in the U.S. have quickly become one of the fastest growing minorities in the U.S. This is…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 11, 2017 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Bilingual staff just the start to success

At Downey Nissan in Downey, Calif., two women — a Hispanic marketing director and a Nepalese general sales manager — have teamed up to lead a sales surge to Hispanic consumers.

Through August, Downey Nissan sold 1,899 new vehicles to Hispanic customers. That was almost double the 970 new vehicles in the year-earlier period. Through November, the store is the…

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

Jobless rate for Latinos drops to a record low

The unemployment rate among Latino and Hispanic Americans fell to 4.7 percent in November, the lowest level on records since 1973.

That figure comes with an asterisk, though: Like other categories of the U.S. population, a smaller proportion of Latinos either have a job or are looking for one than before the Great Recession. Many have retired or are staying in…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 11, 2017 at 11:21am — No Comments

Should you pause your job search over the Holidays?

December is a busy month. You’re trying to tie up loose ends as the year winds down, scrambling to find gifts for family and friends, attending a variety of holiday events, and gearing up for the start of another year. It can be easy to think that, just as you’re super busy, employers are too. Hitting pause on your job search can seem logical; you’ll get started again…

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Added by HispanicPro on December 7, 2017 at 7:21pm — No Comments

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