Career Resources for LGBTQ
Students and Alumni that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning may have concerns regarding career and work related decisions. As allies to the LGBTQ community we will work with any students concerned about how their sexual orientation or gender identity and expression will affect their career.
Questions individuals may want to consider:
Making the decision to disclose your sexual orientation or gender identity is a personal decision, and not all LGBTQ individuals will choose to come out during or after a job search. Consider how important being out at work will be for you or how important privacy is to you. These considerations will help you to make the best decision for your job search.
- Is it important for you to be out at work?
- Should I out myself in my resume?
- Should I out myself during an interview or networking event?
- Will the organization you want to work for be impressed with LGBTQ-related involvement?
- Does the company have Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression included in their Non-Discrimination Policy?
- What are the laws in the City/State that protect LGBTQ individuals?
Websites for identifying LGBTQ friendly jobs and employers
- Human Rights Campaign
- LGBT Career Link
- Simply Hired LGBT Friendly Job Search
- Out for work
Additionally, review organization websites, talk to those you trust and get referrals for LGBTQ-friendly organizations
Finding the right employer is always important, but it is equally important to understand your rights. Lamda Legal is a great resource that will help you to identify state laws that protect LGBTQ individuals.