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Resources for Job Seekers

This page provides links to resources for job seekers who would like to know more about what to include in their resumes, how to write diversity statements, and more. If you have resources that you would like to have shared on this page, please contact Dr. Leo Taylor (

How to Write a Diversity Statement

Developing and Writing a Diversity Statement 

Vanderbilt University's Center for Teaching

This guide teaches readers the purpose of a diversity statement, how to write one for a job application, and what to include in it. This page also provides readers with writing prompts and additional resources.

by Sara L. Beck

Diversity Statement Resource Guide 

American University Washington College of Law

This guide provides readers with questions for them to reflect on and consider when they are writing their own diversity statements and includes two example statements.

The Effective Diversity Statement 

Inside Higher Ed

In this article, Tanya Golash-Boza gives faculty job applicants eight tips for writing a diversity statement that stands out to search committees.

 by Tanya Golash-Boza

Resources for LGBTQ+ Job Seekers

Tips for Your Queer Career

LGBTQA students have much to offer to potential employers, as well as having unique factors to consider when career planning. These include identifying a career field, navigating the job search, and finding a fit in a positive environment. Below are some points to consider while conducting a career search.

by Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (oSTEM)