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The workplace can be an intimidating place for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals. Understanding the challenges you may face as an LGBTQ employee and having the tools and resources to make better-informed decisions is critical in your career development.
With Your Queer Career: The Ultimate Career Guide for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Job Seekers, you can now prepare yourself for true career success.
Gain perspective on the intersection between queer and career development, information on LGBTQ inclusive employers, advice on networking within the LGBTQ community, and common practices to combat discrimination based on sexual orientation/gender identity---you can find this and so much more in this valuable guide.
HOT SHOTS 2012
HIGHLIGHTING YOUNG LGBTQ PROFESSIONALS
OUT for Work is proud to announce the release of a new career resource for LGBTQ college students transitioning from academia to the workplace: HOT Shots 2012.
Highlights and advice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer college students transitioning from academia to the workplace from those who have recently been there.
The full version is a 24-page resource that provides highlights and career advice for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer college students on the following topics:
- Preparation for the workplace
- Job search
- Coming out in the workplace
- The affects of being OUT
and open in the workplace
- Advice for students
What People Say About HOT SHOTS 2012
Sponsored by pharmaceutical leader, Merck, this resource will inspire the next generation of LGBTQ employees by highlighting and sharing the stories of those younger professionals already in the workplace.
Young professionals from Fortune 500 companies such as Boeing, Oracle, PNC, and BP; government agencies including US Department of State and USAID; and academia and the nonprofit sector such as The American Sociological Association, University of Vermont, and NASPA provide highlights and advice on preparing for the workplace (by tf service frey). Topics include job search processes, resume writing, interviewing techniques, coming out in the workplace, and affects of being openly LGBTQ in the workplace.
"My colleagues can sense that I am being authentic in my interactions and conversations with them. Being out and bringing my entire self to work has helped me achieve the greatest success possible," stated Jacob Benjamin Hanna of Deloitte Consulting.
"This is a must-have for not only for LGBTQ students but anyone who is involved in the career development of LGBTQ individuals," stated Riley Folds, Founding Executive Director of OUT for Work.
"In addition, for those companies who are looking for new ways to attract talent, this is a great way to increase your brand to the LGBTQ community," Folds added.