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Do cover letters still matter?

Success experts Patrick O'Brien and Susan Davis-Ali agree that cover letters are still a difference maker — if you can circumvent a company's recruiting technology.
 
Patrick O'Brien's take: Many companies today use "applicant tracking systems" (ATS) to make their recruiting efforts more efficient. ...




Facts about Hispanic Heritage, Culture and History

Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. ...




Dress for the Career You Want, Not the One You Have

If you want the career you don’t have, you must dress for that career. Dressing for the career you want (and not the one you have) isn’t a matter of just putting on new clothes. Rather, it’s a matter of internalizing your goals and dreams. ...




At Work: Fill cover letter with facts, ideas, not musings

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the one less traveled by, And that had made all the difference." The letter went on, "My career has not been one of just circumstances, but what has been right. And that has led me to …"
 
Zuckerman, president of PacTeam Group in Paramus, N. ...




30 Facts for Hispanic Heritage Month

30 Facts for Hispanic Heritage Month

Started as Hispanic Heritage Week in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson
Expanded to a month by President Ronald Reagan
Enacted into law on August 17, 1988, on the approval of Public Law 100-402
Hispanic Heritage Month goes from September 15 to October 15
September 15th is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua
Mexico’s independence day is on September 16th
Chile’s independence day is on September 18th
Celebrates Hispanic heritage through festivities that highlight the music and food that represents the countries’ history and rich culture
The term Hispanic or Latino, as defined by the U. ...




Top 10 Benefits a Hispanic employee can bring your organization

    There are many reasons to hire Hispanic employees, but we’ve compiled a list of the top ten benefits a Hispanic employee can bring to your company today.
 
1.      A Growing Population
 
The Hispanic youth account for 34 percent of the total U. ...




12 Great Part-Time Jobs For College Students

If you’re a college student, chances are you’re strapped for cash, or if you’re not, you’d at least like to have a little more of it. The good news is you don’t have to wait until you earn your diploma to start padding your wallet. ...




Latino Life: Are We Tolerant Of Our Own Hispanic Diversity?

Being Latino means being part of a rich, diverse culture. Or does it? Some Latinos feel removed from their peers because of their skin color, language ability, or mixed-race heritage. Others have faced criticism for holding political views at odds with the Hispanic mainstream. ...




How to Get the Interview

How to Get the Interview:
 
There are plenty of guidebooks dedicated to preparing you for the nerve-wracking interview process. But how many actually advise you on how to get the interview in the first place? Here are some tips to follow if you've been applying to places left and right but are lacking some reciprocated interest:
 

Be relentless. ...




Writing a Successful Cover Letter

            According to some hiring managers, a job candidate’s cover letter can be the deciding factor of whether to hire someone or not.  That is why it is crucial to compose an exceptional cover letter that accurately gives the reader a sense of who you are and why you would be a good fit at their company. ...