Nov. 18 Workshop To Address Job Search Issues For Gays

November 12, 1997

Searching for a job can be difficult for anyone, but when you're gay there are some additional questions.

•Should you reveal your sexual orientation during a job interview?

•If you don't say you’re gay during the interview but decide to bring it up later, what might the consequences be?

•How can you find out if a company is gay-friendly?

The answer to these and other questions will be addressed in a University of Colorado at Boulder workshop, "Queers and Careers," to be offered Nov. 18 from 4 to 5 p.m. in room 159B of the University Memorial Center. The public is invited to attend the workshop, led by career counselor Lisa Hutton of Career Services.

Strategies for participants to come to their own decisions about these and other issues will be discussed, said Beverly Tuel, director of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Resource Center, which is co-sponsoring the workshop.

"It's important because people are looking for a job environment where they can be comfortable and be who they are," said Tuel. "I think people are coming out more during job searches and expecting more in the way of civil rights and decency, so it's becoming more of an issue."

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