Resources for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Students

As a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) 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 LGBT people in the workplace.

Articles

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.

Out on a Job Interview?
Brief article discussing considerations for coming out during the job application and interview process.

Web Resources

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. Also a bibliography of career related issues.

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 LGBT 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."

ProGayJobs.Com
Provides job postings from companies that promote diversity and provide safe and open environments for Gay and Lesbian workers. Candidates must register with the system to view listings and apply for positions.

Adapted with permission from the Office of Career Services, University of Pennsylvania.