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Out at work: LGBT job search tips

Starting a new position is never easy, especially if you are LGBT. However you identify, you may be questioning how your sexual orientation or gender identity influence your career. Even if you are already out, you will need to disclose again and again in new settings. ...




Gay men alter body language to avoid being labeled ‘too gay’ at work

A new study has explored how gay men change their behavior and clothing to avoid negative reactions from co-workers
 

Do you worry about your body language outing you at work?

 
A sociologist at the University of Cincinnati has spoken about the results of study into gay men and body language at work. ...




How a Single Food Truck Helped Build a Multi-Million Dollar Taco Empire

In five years, St. Louis native David Choi went from having $18,000 in his bank account to running a $4.5 million Korean-Mexican fast-casual-food chain with four restaurants and a food truck enterprise. Here’s how he did it.
 
1. Navigate the humble beginnings. ...




How to Manage a Job Search as a Transgender Candidate

Ryan Sallans, LGBTQ-inclusion educator, trainer and author of "Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life," recalls receiving a job offer, only to have it revoked.
 
"The hiring manager Googled my name, and based on what was found, they changed the job description," he says. ...




8 Tips to Help Grow Your Professional Network

Establishing a strong professional network can benefit your business several ways, from receiving feedback by bouncing ideas off successful entrepreneurs and business owners to opening doors that were once closed — building your professional network should be something you are always working on. ...




How to Evaluate a Job Offer

You've spent the last few months answering help wanted ads, visiting recruiters, and networking. You've sent out your resumes and gone on a bunch of interviews. And now the moment you've been waiting for is here. It's your turn now. You have some job offers to consider. During those long days pounding the pavement, you didn't think making a decision would be this difficult. ...




Dressing for Success – Will It Really Impact Your Engineering Career Development?

An engineer recently asked me – How important is the way you dress in respect to your reputation and credibility?  I thought it was a great question and one that many people don’t ask themselves often enough.  I believe that the way you dress does have an impact on your reputation, and ultimately your engineering career development, however your specific workplace situation may control how much of an impact dress code has. ...




Should you come out to your future boss?

Whether you’re a graduate preparing for your very first job or a professional with years of experience, putting together a CV is always a tricky task. It’s sometimes difficult to know which of your skills and attributes to include. And if you’re reading this article now, chances are, you’ve had to overcome the even tougher question about how much you should divulge about your sexuality. ...




The Best Way to Come Out to Coworkers and Bosses

In a column for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook wrote: “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”
 
The Apple chief’s column continued to say while he had wanted to maintain “a basic level of privacy,” he felt that this was holding him back from helping others. ...




Tips for Salary Negotiation

At some point or another in one’s career, there is going to be a time when salary negotiation is required or desired. Whether you are negotiating a salary for a new job or attempting to get a raise in a current job, there are some proper etiquettes tips to follow to avoid overstepping or offending and to ensure everyone leaves the negotiation satisfied. ...