Job Interview!!! Should I wear my engagement ring??

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Would you wear your ring to a job interview?
    Yes : (108 votes)
    64 %
    No : (51 votes)
    30 %
    I'm not sure.. : (10 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    2851 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Wear it. Who cares; I don’t think it will be a big deal for employers to know that you have a life. You should be fine.

    Post # 4
    8847 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    If there’s any chance it might hurt your chances, sure, don’t wear it!

    Post # 5
    539 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m not a teacher, but I don’t think it should matter.  Just because you have an engagement ring doesn’t mean you’re getting married anytime soon.  But if you’re worried, its better safe than sorry-so I’d say not to wear it.

    Post # 6
    2355 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Hmmm. I honestly don’t know. My first response was “yes,” but I understand your concern. Of course, they may not even notice your ring or think anything of it. For all they know, you aren’t getting married for a year or more.

    Post # 7
    9137 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    @OnceUponATime:  If it’s huge then no.  I work in hiring and unless we plan on paying you at lot we assume you won’t be working for us for very long since your husband probably makes a ton of money and once you are married or have kids you will likely stay home with them.  However, having a wedding band with it says stability and shows a willingness to work.  Not having any rings usually means drama, especially if you’re under 30.  Not saying any of this is true, it’s just what hiring managers and recruiters think when they see rings.

    Post # 8
    1229 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

    I wouldn’t. Especially since it might spark a conversation and you may inadvertently blurt out your wedding date. 

    Post # 9
    853 posts
    Busy bee

    @OnceUponATime:  I think it depends on the line of work. I’m a flight attendant and always made myself seem “single” in flight attendant interviews. Right or wrong, I want to be percieved as able to leave home for days on end. 

    Post # 10
    4827 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    Crap, I’m very torn on this. I’m a teacher so I really understand how terrible the job market is!!!!!!

    If you think it could make ANY difference, don’t wear it!!!! You said you’re not taking days off because of it so it’s not an issue.

    Remember, they are forbidden by law to ask questions regarding marital status in an interview!!!

    Post # 11
    165 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m not planning on changing jobs anytime soon, but I used to hypothetically think that wearing an engagement ring would make an employer think I may not be sticking around for some reason.  But then I figured “who cares?”  It seems kind of weird and dishonest , IMO, for someone to be ringless and then pop one out after they’ve been on the job for a while.  Not like it’s anyone’s business, but people judge about those things whether it’s right or not.  Just be who you are from the get-go.

    And on the flip side of that “what if she leaves” argument, some interviewers may unconsciously interpret the engagement ring as a good thing.  For example, some people may think that someone with an engagement/wedding band is more stable and less likely to leave than an unmarried person who doesn’t have a spouse/kids to tie them down in a similar location.  Just food for thought!   

    Post # 12
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I would not.  You don’t want to give them any chances to judge you for something you CAN help.  They see ring, and think distractions with wedding planning, wedding coming up, honeymoon, then kids and maternity leave.  Even if that’s not true, it’s not like you’re going to say “hey, btw, even though I’m wearing a ring my wedding is X date and I’m not taking a honeymoon and I won’t be having kids for years”.  Tell them what you need to once you accept the position.  

    Post # 13
    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I wore my engagement ring to an interview recently AND told them I would need a little over a week off in less than 6 months if they hired me amd I still got the job… It wasn’t a teacher position but just thought I’d share my experience.

    Post # 15
    1869 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    i recently interviewed and decided not to wear mine bc i didnt want any one to even think for a minute that i mighy be distracted, need excessive time off or end up prego ….. better safe than sorry in my book

    Post # 16
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I wondered about this too, but my train of thought was ‘what if they assume I’m going to be trying for a baby as soon as I get married and I’m just going to skip out on them for 6 – 12 months?’. 

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