Being Latino on Google Plus

#ConexionesCulturales – Hispanicize (2014) Day 1

day1_5

By Michael Montenegro A year ago I told myself, “I’ll find a way to be at Hispanicize 2014”.  And fortunately now, I’m here as blogger for Being Latino, the official media sponsor of Hispanicize.  The event jumped started with a pretreat networking event called #ConexionesCulturales hosted by Sherwin-Williams & Coffee-Mate. A day before the Hispanicize Read More

Going to her office party? Seven tips to make her proud

Getty Images

If you’ve been reading my articles for any amount of time, you’re already getting to be a better lover. I hope your lady has already been bragging you up to her office friends. But now she wants you to go to her office party. That’s a whole new dynamic. Now you’re at a party where Read More

Risking lives to earn a living

Getty Images

Would you put your life at risk day after day in order to earn an income?  Well, that’s a reality that many Latino immigrants must face on a daily basis and not by choice. Media and government reports suggest that immigrants are more likely to hold jobs with dangerous or poor working conditions than U.S. Read More

New professional horizons for Latino men

Career Gear -Alex Sensation by Ana L. Ruedaquintero

When you go to a job interview, your appearance is one of the most important aspects. How you look is going to determine if that future employer will give you the opportunity for a follow up interview, or the job. Many experts, in the career couching field, recommend that people wear their best and most Read More

New Year’s Resolutions Tips For Hispanic Small Businesses

tdbank

With the holiday season officially upon us, there are resounding themes of New Year’s resolutions regarding health, personal finance and family matters. Small business owners are no different. With economic pressures likely to continue, it is a perfect time of the year for Hispanic small business owners to make positive changes. Here are some essential Read More

Solo: The Latino Professional in Public Service

Getty Images

Generally speaking there are a lot more Latina professionals than there are Latino professionals; a topic which has been written about ad nauseum. But what happens when you become a Latino professional and find yourself pursuing a field where, traditionally, more women work in? Often times many perceive a Latino professional as a success story Read More

Real life America: What really happens after college

Graduation caps

Graduation approaches. The moment you have been waiting for the last four (or five, or six) years is here, and now everyone’s eyes are set on you. The dreadful question keeps coming up in all conversations: “So, what are you doing after college?” Your immediate answer is either “Get a job” or “Go to grad Read More

Where have all the astronauts gone?

astronaut

Everyone likes staring into space from time to time. From lovers laying on a field on a moonless night, to an elderly gardener taking a break after tending to his azaleas late in the evening, the world above us has been admired, revered, and, explored. Taking a long midnight run through Prospect Park last week, Read More

Latinos in medicine: Role models for those who dare to dream

Photo: Jose Luis Pelaez

Very early in my education, I started looking around for someone I could look up to, unsuccessfully. Instead, I found many models of what not to become: a drop-out, mediocre, a cat lady, a frustrated immigrant, or prostitute. Nowadays, since I’ve already decided to go to medical school and become a doctor, I question whether Read More

How to file a work discrimination claim

discrimination

Mediation can help speed up case resolutions and avoid litigation Source: GobiernoUSA.gov/USA.gov Work discrimination is not only wrong, it’s illegal. The U.S. government has laws that prohibit work discrimination based on age, disability, place of origin, race, religion and sex, as well as pregnancy and other things. These laws protect both employees and applicants. The Read More