04/03/2014 03:22 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

How To Manage A Job Search As A Transgender Candidate

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Ryan Sallans, LGBTQ-inclusion educator, trainer and author of "Second Son: Transitioning Toward My Destiny, Love and Life," recalls receiving a job offer, only to have it revoked.

"The hiring manager Googled my name, and based on what was found, they changed the job description," he says. "I could have pursued legal action, but I chose not to. The issue is greater than not receiving the job. Filing for legal action would have made the matter public record. Some people don't want to be outed in that way. It's hard for anybody to find employment these days, but job seeking for anybody who is transgender seems to be particularly tricky."

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