As a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBTQ+) student preparing for entry into the workforce, you may find yourself faced with additional career planning challenges related to your sexual orientation. The following collection of resources is designed to offer a starting point in considering issues faced by LGBTQ+ people in the workplace.
Out in the Workplace?: A Guide from Penn's Career Services office
Written by career counselors at the University of Pennsylvania*, this guide offers advice about coming out during the job search process and in the workplace, in addition to resume writing and interviewing tips.
*Adapted with permission from the Office of Career Services, University of Pennsylvania.
Human Rights Campaign
The Workplace section of the HRC website provides comprehensive information on workplace and corporate attitudes and policies surrounding sexual orientation. Includes links to information about employee groups, organizations and companies offering domestic partnership benefits, and legal and discrimination policies.
The Human Rights Campaign is also the publisher of the Corporate Equality Index. Based on a 10-point system that rates corporate policies and actions toward the LGBTQ+ community, the index "provides a simple way to evaluate whether America's biggest employers are treating their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees and consumers equitably."
The leading source of information on the employment of the college educated, and forecasts hiring and trends in the job market; tracks starting salaries, recruiting and hiring practices, and student attitudes and outcomes; and identifies best practices and benchmarks.
OUT FOR UNDERGRAD (O4U)
Each year, O4U invites a diverse class of high-achieving LGBTQ+ students to four unique conferences, where they’re inspired to pursue ambitious careers.
OUT PROFESSIONAL NETWORK
Connects diverse talent with great opportunities.
Empowering people with the information and tools to achieve their career aspirations.