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10 Jobs Where Being Bilingual Is Unexpectedly Important

We all know how happy it makes our abuelas to hear us speak Spanish every now and then. But the ability to speak a second language is much more than that. Studies have shown that being bilingual affects how we consume culture. In other words, it informs how we interact with the world. So it should come as no surprise that being bilingual can also be essential and advantageous in our professional careers — beyond the usual sectors (i. ...

6 Tips for Writing an Effective Resume

Hiring managers and recruiters alike say they've seen more poorly written resumes cross their desks recently than ever before. Attract more interview offers and ensure your resume doesn't eliminate you from consideration by following these six key tips:
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10 high-paying jobs you can do on the side

Sign-language interpreter
U.S. Department of Agriculture/flickr
Pay: $36.50 an hour
Type of flexibility: Part-time
Description: For those with sign-language skills and an Interpreter's License (which are usually state-sponsored), part-time and freelance contracts are often available. ...

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. ...