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Sexual minority college students find interviews can be grueling

Japan – More than 40 percent of respondents who identify with being sexual minorities said they were harassed or felt discomfort as college students sitting for job interviews.
The finding was among the results of an online survey by ReBit, a nonprofit organization established to raise greater awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues in society.
Another finding was that 96 percent of respondents did not resort to having consultations with university career planning centers or other support organizations about the problems they were facing.
The survey was conducted between July and September 2018, and responses were received from 241 individuals who considered themselves a sexual minority and went through the job interview process between 2008 and 2018.
The survey found that 42.5 percent of lesbians, gay and bisexual individuals experienced some sort of problems during the interviews, while 87.4 percent of transgender individuals said they faced difficulties.
Among the most common experiences were questions or comments by interviewers that were preconditioned on the fact that job seekers were not sexual minorities. The respondents also said they often were unable to reveal their sexual identity to the interviewer.
Source and full English article: The Asahi Shimbun
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201902090043.html

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Sexual minority college students find interviews can be grueling
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