Pride at Work

LGBTQIA+ Job Search Advice

Pride at Work

Finding an employer who is supportive of the LGBTQIA+ community is important if you identify as LGBTQIA+ or want to work for a company that prioritizes equality in their workplace culture.

A study of LGBTQIA+ workers by the Human Rights Campaign found that employee engagement declined as much as 30% in unfriendly work environments, and 10% of LGBTQIA+ employees left a job because the work environment was not accepting.Human Rights Campaign Foundation (2019), “A Workplace Divided: Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ Workers Nationwide” These findings highlight the importance of finding a positive and supportive workplace in order for you to excel at your job.

Being your authentic self when applying to jobs is often hard, but it can be especially difficult for applicants who identify as LGBTQIA+ since one-fifth have experienced discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity when applying for jobs in the U.S.National Public Radio, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2017). “Discrimination in America: Experiences and views of LGBTQ Americans.”

Watch this virtual workshop for tips on how to find and land a job in an inclusive workplace where you can thrive.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to find an LGBTQIA+-friendly workplace

  • Tips for presenting your authentic self during the job search

  • How to overcome potential bias in the hiring process