Learning more about a company’s environment and in-person expectations offers valuable information when looking for LGBTQ+ jobs. At an in-person interview, candidates can learn a great deal about the company simply by observing the environment. Does the company have a dress code or specific dress expectations? A highly gendered dress code may signal a more traditional, conservative environment. Candidates can also make note of whether the company offers inclusive bathrooms.
You might struggle to judge a company’s environment during a virtual or phone interview. However, you can still ask questions about the culture, socialization, and environment during the interview. Do employees socialize or hold social events? Are partners and children welcome at these events? What kinds of activities take place at company events? The answers may not speak directly to LGBTQ+ acceptance, but they may offer clues about the company culture.