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A career guide for the LGBT population. I created this presentation for my career counseling class last week. This presentation compiles information and resources from “Your Queer Career” by ...

A career guide for the LGBT population. I created this presentation for my career counseling class last week. This presentation compiles information and resources from “Your Queer Career” by Riley B. Folds, The Human Right Campaign (HRC), Diversity.Inc and other sources. There are several resources that can be helpful for an LGBT students career path that students can use to better navigate their job search and career development. I had a great time working on this presentation, I learned a lot and hope this information can benefit you and the students you serve!

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  • LGBT   CAREER GUIDE Judy Juarez Azusa Pacific University
  • LGBTQ Employee challenges State & Local Laws for LGBTQ People in the workplace Career Path Self Assessment LGBTQ Inclusive Employers Creating Resumes Being successful at Interviews
  • The Challenges you may face as an LGBTQ Employee Challenges LGBTQ Employees may Face
  • The Challenges you may face as an LGBTQ Employee How do I find LGBTinclusive employers?
  • The Challenges you may face as an LGBTQ Employee Should I be out on my resume?
  • The Challenges you may face as an LGBTQ Employee How do I handle discrimination in the workplace?
  • The Challenges you may face as an LGBTQ Employee Do I have any legal rights to protect me?
  • The Challenges you may face as an LGBTQ Employee When should I keep my sexual orientation/gender identity private?
  • STATE & LOCAL LAWS FOR LGBTQ PEOPLE IN THE WORKPLACE
  •   States that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity: California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington (Corporate  Equality  Index.  2013)    
  • States that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation: (in addition to the states shown before)   Delaware, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, Wisconsin (Corporate  Equality  Index.  2013)    
  • CURRENTLY, the United States Congress has not yet passed a federal law that fully protects you from discrimination based on your sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • CAREER PATH SELF ASSESSMENT Know what you want Be aware of warning signs Identify barriers & overcome them
  • FINDING LGBT INCLUSIVE EMPLOYERS  
  • •  Company Websites •  Trade Magazines •  Conferences and Events •  Professional Associations OTHER RESOURCES:
  • RESUME: Out or Not?
  • THE PROS: •  Shows your experience and involvement. •  May lead to employment because your potential employer wants to expand the diversity in the company. •  You can feel confident speaking about those LGBTQ affiliations during the interview with less fear of being discriminated against. THE CONS: •  Your employer may view you as radical. •  The person screening resumes may choose to discard your resume based on their prejudice.
  • Choose to spell out lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Vice President of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transgender, Queer, and Ally Student campus group Use neutral phrases such as diversity or minority group Vice President of a diversity student campus group Use the acronym only Vice President of the LGBTQA student group add the specific name of the student organization Vice President of Spectrum
  • INTERVIEW: Out or Not?
  • HOW TO COME OUT IN AN INTERVIEW: Incorporate it into the normal flow of the interview Wait until the Q&A at the end of the interview Ask a question about diversity in the workplace
  • HOW TO DRESS FOR AN INTERVIEW: •  Know your audience •  Know your comfort level •  Know yourself
  • IT IS IMPORTANT TO ALLOW PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE POSITIVE CONTRIBUTORS OF OUR SOCIETY REGARDLESS OF SEX, RACE, CREED AND GENDER TO REACH THEIR HUMAN POTIENTIAL. Georgina Beyer (Transgender Member of New Zealand’s National legislature)