Resume Outing.

  • Beckenbauer

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    May 09, 2011 10:58 PM GMT
    So I'm working on my resume and I have a question.
    I've been working for a nonprofit organization for the last year. While it isn't explicitly gay, employers could figure out that I'm gay or at the very least correctly assume I'm gay based on my work there.

    Is it a problem?

    Thanks.
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    May 09, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    If they don't like it, tell'm to go fuck themselves and go to the next interview.
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    May 09, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
    Or they will figure that you are gay friendly at least, which is no issue. This shouldn't be something you are worrying about
  • BardBear

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    May 09, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
    Live life without regrets. Put it down and be yourself. No use otherwise.

    Peace,
    Bardy
  • monet

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    May 10, 2011 1:26 AM GMT
    Unless you are applying for a job with the Westboro Baptist Church it shouldn't be a problem.
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    May 10, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
    monet saidUnless you are applying for a job with the Westboro Baptist Church it shouldn't be a problem.
    And if it is, you don't want to work there anyway!
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    May 10, 2011 1:51 AM GMT
    the diversity might actually help you icon_eek.gif
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    May 10, 2011 2:12 AM GMT
    Beckenbauer saidSo I'm working on my resume and I have a question.
    I've been working for a nonprofit organization for the last year. While it isn't explicitly gay, employers could figure out that I'm gay or at the very least correctly assume I'm gay based on my work there.

    Is it a problem?

    Thanks.


    Come to like yourself; the rest will follow.

    You shouldn't even be concerned about this if you have any level of self esteem.
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    May 10, 2011 2:14 AM GMT
    ivyjock saidthe diversity might actually help you icon_eek.gif


    This is right, where there is EEO law. Quota hiring has long been part and parcel in government jobs. It's discrimination by another name, like it, or not.

    If you're black, female, and gay...you're a triple whammy. Great for EEO numbers, but, perhaps not the best candidate. EEO should be set aside, but, it's a political hot potato.

    Bottom line, though, one should like who they are, and stand proud, with a picture, etc.

    For me, it's a non-issue, and that's as it should be.
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    May 10, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    chuckystud said
    ivyjock saidthe diversity might actually help you icon_eek.gif


    This is right, where there is EEO law. Quota hiring has long been part and parcel in government jobs.


    Does homosexuality count in quota hiring? I didn't know companies did this for the queers.
  • ineedausernam...

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    Jul 21, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    Quotas were illegalized in the 70s -__-
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    Jul 21, 2011 5:22 AM GMT
    I once got hit with a multi-page job application that included a section for describing "community and public service activities." I held nothing back. The grandmotherly receptionist pored over my responses before deciding that I'd made the cut and was worthy of a second interview. With a warm and sincere smile she told me I'd make an "excellent candidate." I got the gig. icon_biggrin.gif And the workplace turned out to be one of those which contains a close-knit, "like family" group of people. We labored, played, celebrated, and mourned together. When I reluctantly left the position due to relocating I was given a huge going-away pool party. All this was before any EEO laws were in place for "people like us." That receptionist (who did turn out to be a grandmother) had been able to "just tell" not that I was Gay but that I'd be a good fit for the job. If everyone could be that objective...you know the rest.

    The reality is, not everyone can be that objective. A few years down the line, I was given a similarly detailed application form and I stayed totally honest. As luck would have it, the dress code of the company was "business casual." The HR guy was a jovial, back-slapping type who was wearing a sweatshirt repping his college on the day of my interview. Not only had I grown up in the city the college is in, my dad had earned a degree from that school. So, naturally I brought this up and we yakked about it for some time. All was progressing the same way it always has with straight White men: find common ground and you're in without breaking a sweat. With a broad grin and hearty handshake, my new BFF told me he'd need to review my application "as a formality" and gave me a big wink as I left. Three weeks passed. I called him up to ask about the status of my application. He began stammering - I could picture him blushing deep red. "Ummmm, errrrr, ahhhh....we, uh, ended up finding someone in-house; uh, yeah, we found someone in-house." I took a deep breath to keep from giving him the cussing out he deserved, since it wouldn't've fazed him. With a cold "Your loss, buddy" I hung up.

    EEO laws don't prevent prejudiced a-holes from using other excuses to not hire someone. Wouldn't you rather have all your cards on the table in the very beginning? I'm just as glad I didn't get hired at that second job if my experience with their HR guy reflected the environment there.
  • EricLA

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    Jul 21, 2011 5:31 AM GMT
    Would you want to work for a company that wouldn't hire you because of it?

    If you're working for a non-profit that's gay friendly, I assume you do not want to work in a conservative industry where it might be an issue.

    I worked for an explicitly lgbt organization for seven years. We had several straight staff members. I never heard of them having problems getting hired after leaving the organization.