Is it okay to mention that you're gay during a job interview?
I'm about to graduate college and I will be going on a lot of job interviews. I was wondering if you think it's okay for me to mention that I'm gay. Not to like blurt out that I'm gay for no reason, but if it's relevant to the conversation. Like if I'm talking about my triumphs over adversity or something. Yay or Nay?
Asked By: Moxie! - 3/17/2010
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Answered By: Ranger4402 - 3/17/2010
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No. Dont volunteer any extra intel.
Answered By: Aurora Ryynänen - 3/17/2010
There's no reason for either you or the interviewer to bring it up. If you do, you stand a good chance of not getting the job. Not necessarily because the interviewer doesn't want to hire gays (although that's quite possible), but because he felt it was a faux pas on your part to mention it.
Answered By: Court F - 3/17/2010
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Answered By: MVD34 - 3/17/2010
Who or what you have sex with is not as important as gays think.Keep it to yourself until someone asks you.
Answered By: Bobby Bucky - 3/17/2010
there is no need to bring it up in most interview scenarios. If the person interviewing you for some reason volunteers the information, then maybe, but otherwise you open yourself up to being judged. Your sexual orientation is your own business and is not subject everyone.
Answered By: Scooby69 - 3/17/2010
if you are straight you don't think about this question, it is irrelevant. its your personal space being intruded! you should be hired by your skills at work not in bed!
Answered By: goods i - 3/17/2010
I would say no. Unless the company is pro gay. I understand you want to be proud and list it as an accomplishment but I wouldnt because they just might turn that into something against you. they may use it negatively to say your gayness would affect your ability to do your job (which we know is not true).
Answered By: D45 - 3/17/2010
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