Lavender Road to Success: The Career Guide for the Gay Community

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Ten Speed Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 194 pages
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Based on a groundbreaking two-year study of more than 300 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender alumni from the University of Southern California, LAVENDER ROAD TO SUCCESS is the first career guide written specifically for the gay community. Career planning expert Kirk Snyder reveals the truth about a wide variety of issues facing gay professionals, such as what it means to be gay in the workplace, why you will make more money when you are out of the closet at work, how defining your personal identity as a member of the gay community will help you achieve success, and how to find an employer that'?s your perfect match. Combining extensive research, effective exercises, and real-world case studies, LAVENDER ROAD TO SUCCESS is a sensitive and practical guide to building a successful and enduring career. The only career guide written by a career development expert that shows the gay community how to build successful and enduring careers.Snyder'?s research has been featured inThe Advocate(circulation 105,000; read by 275,000 people each month).Includes a research guide with links to online career resources, information about organizations and advocacy groups supporting workplace equality, and a statistical breakdown of the USC study.

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KIRK SNYDER is Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Southern California, where he focuses on the study of career development and its practical applications. As Associate Executive Director of the Career Planning and Placement Center and Lecturer in USC’s School of Education, Kirk works with students, alumni, and employers to advance the study of work in contemporary society. He lives in Newport Beach, California, with his partner.

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