LGBT Job Interview question

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  1. sholnay

    sholnay New Member

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    Is it appropriate to ask about LGBT groups or events or programs set up within the company? I wouldnt want this to jeopordize any chances I have, but I am also somewhat curious - Maybe it is something that I ask down the road if first interview rounds are successful?
     
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    depending on the job - I would give it thought. Its almost an incentive for me though, you know? And this is a very large company - thinking that they might ignore that issue would definintely turn me away.
     
  3. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    ...if you really feel that way, then ask. If your priority is the job/money, then hold out till after you are hired.
     
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    Instead of asking during an interview, do some digging on the company - check out its website (especially an employee website if they have one). Also have a friend call the HR department and say they are thinking of applying for a position with them but were concerned about equality provisions re: GLBT etc. Have that friend ask about groups etc.

    You get the information without jeopardizing any potential you have for a job. Also if the job is fantastic, and the only issue is no employment group to your satisfaction, get hired, pass probation and work to affect change from within.
     
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    You mean you don't just throw the hot HR guyup against the wall, rip his pants off, suck him off and then go "So did I get the job :yum:" :wtc:
     
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    best advice evar... why didnt i think of just calling them lol. or even emailing HR.

    Thanks... this was a pointless post now that i think about it ;)
     
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    female recruiter ftl.... ;)
     
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    Boy spread her legs and eat that pussay like its candy! :squint: :mamoru:
     
  9. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    I just threw up a lil...
     
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    I threw up a lot. :barf:
     
  11. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    And for the record, your advice above was great (methodical, succinct, and well articulated...you have an activist's mind.)
     
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    If the advice was that good, I do take paypal or cash. :x:
     
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    Not an activist mind, I prefer I have a mind that is focused on equality and inclusiveness. The more I see imbalance in the world, the more I want to spek out against it. Trust me when I say I am not always the most popular at the seminary (especially when taking classes with Catholics or Evangelicals), but I hold true to my principles and ethics.

    As for the methodical part - I run a marketing research company on the side (very, very small) and do have a degree in statistics... might bleed over from there.
     
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    And what ML is trying to say here is that really he runs a profitable porn site that pushes "straight" boys to their limits and has sex with them and sells the videos on dvd as well. :rofl: just messin with ya :bigthumb:
     
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    Porn?

    Im so in for the DVDs. :x:
     
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    I'll sell you some of mine cheap :o
     
  17. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    Hmm
     
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    So ML runs baitbus? :naughty:
     
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    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    The rule of thumb is this. Don't be afraid to put something gay related on your resume if its something positive (part of a queer group, do AIDS work, etc.). Almost any large company (Fortune 500/Global 1000) has some sort of a non discrimination policy so it shouldn't be a factor at all.

    That being said, don't talk about being gay for being gay's sake. Also, you're really limited with your questions, usually two or three. Use those questions as a chance to get information pertinent to the job and/or to impress your recruiter and to demonstrate your interest. I wouldn't 'waste' one by asking about gay groups.

    Your best bet is to do your own research and find the company's gay affinity (god that's such a gay word :mamoru: ) network. For example, Microsoft's network is called GLEAM, Intel's is called IGLOBE, etc. Goto a company's diversity page and you'll probably find it. Email the group/contact person and they'll be more than happy to tell you what it's like being gay and working at that company in specific. Diversity is a big thing these days and getting in touch with an affinity network can act as a great tool to be leveraged during the recruiting process.
     
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    This is very interesting. I had no idea such organizations existed.
     
  21. bioyuki

    bioyuki Ich habe Angst

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    Yeah, they're a pretty under utilized resource. I didn't find out about such organizations until you start delving into an industry and looking at companies in specific.
     
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    thanks! :mamoru:
     

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