When approaching your career path or job search, it's important to recognize what resources and networks you have to support you. Below are professional communities, mentors, and web resources that can assist you. Career Services can coach you in how to approach these conversations, what questions to ask, and how to make a strong impression.
Consider connecting with multicultural professionals or others who work in your career area to get career advice and mentorship.
Connect with Employers:
Attend career fairs, employer information sessions/networking events, and employer panels to expand your professional network and meet employers face to face.
What resources are available to me during my search?
Although there is a large amount of information available online, everyone's experience in their job search and career is different. Career Advisors are available to help you navigate any aspects of the job search you find most challenging.
Finding a Safe and Supportive Workplace
How do I search for LGBTQ-friendly employers?
What geographic locations are LGBTQ-friendly?
How will I know how safe and supportive a future employer is?
While it may be difficult to determine how truly supportive any organization is, exploring some key indicators can give you a sense of the espoused values of an institution.
Your Legal Rights
You may have concerns about experiencing discrimination within your job search or career and how to handle this should it arise. Below you will find some resources to help you understand your rights if you encounter discrimination in a job interview or in the work place.
If you experience discrimination once you are in a job, check out Dealing with Discrimination: Tips for Employees
*Information sources: University of Vermont Career Services & University of Minnesota Career Services