As a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) or questioning person entering into the workforce you may have some questions and concerns about how to approach various aspects of your career development. Some frequent questions are: whether to come “out” on the job, if one put LGBTQ+ activities on a resume, how to know if a company is LGBTQ+ friendly, and what recourse do individuals have if they experience anti-LGBTQ+ bias?
Many of these questions do not have clear-cut answers. Each individual needs to assess their situation and their comfort level with how open to be about their sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. One thing that is clear-cut is that the more you plan, think about, and practice your answers to these concerns and questions, the more confident, comfortable, and successful you will be in your career.
Career & Professional Development is here help you research companies and explore some of these questions. In this section, you will find blog posts from our career advisors and guest authors that address the specific intersection of your LGBTQ+ identity with your job or internship search.