¿Hablas español? Being bilingual can give job seekers an edge.

Language is powerful.  And strong communications skills are critical to building and maintaining a successful business.  If you are a bilingual or multilingual job seeker – particularly if you’re fluent in Spanish – speaking a second language can help your Continue reading ¿Hablas español? Being bilingual can give job seekers an edge.

Are You Being Punished for Promoting Diversity?

Earlier this month, at the Academy of Management’s annual meeting, researchers presented their findings on the impact of the glass ceiling on minorities and woman.  It seems that even though women and minorities have become the dominant force in workplace, Continue reading Are You Being Punished for Promoting Diversity?

Top 5 Tips for Making Your iHispano Profile Stand Out

You’ve joined the Professional Diversity Network, and are receiving updates about new job opportunities. You’ve applied to these jobs, but haven’t received any invites for interviews. Is there something you should be doing to change this? If you truly want Continue reading Top 5 Tips for Making Your iHispano Profile Stand Out

5 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Hired

According to our latest Diversity Jobs Report, over 10 million Americans are currently seeking full-time employment. Combined with factors not within your control — like timing,  management and organizational changes—this statistic means the landscape for securing a good paying job is Continue reading 5 Reasons You Aren’t Getting Hired

7 Tips on How to Work It Like a Pro In Person

Spring has sprung and it’s time to get out and about to build your professional network. Networking behind a screen is great, you can chime in on conversations on your own terms and make comments without feeling intimidated, but sometimes there is Continue reading 7 Tips on How to Work It Like a Pro In Person

DACA Gives Dreamers Hope

In a recent announcement by the Department of Homeland Security, more than 455,000 young undocumented immigrants have been granted permission to live and work in the U.S. during the first 13 months of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Continue reading DACA Gives Dreamers Hope

Deep Connection Between Immigration and Civil Rights Movement

The first part of the 50th anniversary of the commemoration of the March on Washington took place on Saturday, August 24th.  Unlike the original event, as marchers made their way to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the Continue reading Deep Connection Between Immigration and Civil Rights Movement

Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Program Targets Leadership for Latino Youth

Latinos are not only the largest minority in America but also the fastest growing.  At over 50 million strong, Latinos have demonstrated tremendous political power in the previous presidential election and have an estimated purchasing power of $1.2 trillion.  It Continue reading Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Program Targets Leadership for Latino Youth

S.744 – Immigration Reform Makes Economic Sense

With S.744, otherwise known as the comprehensive immigration reform bill, recently sent to the Senate floor, much discussion will surround the economics of such sweeping legislation.  After receiving a 13-5 affirmative vote from the Senate Judiciary Committee, it appears that Continue reading S.744 – Immigration Reform Makes Economic Sense

Immigration Reform – A Positive Boost to the Bottom Line

The recent passage of the bi-partisan “gang of eight’s” comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate Judiciary Committee has far reaching consequences for Latinos and employability.  And, Immigrants know this.  In recent demonstrations, Omar Casales, 26, an immigrant from Mexico who Continue reading Immigration Reform – A Positive Boost to the Bottom Line