(Closed) Would you wear your engagement/wedding ring to an interview?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you wear your engagement/wedding ring to an interview?
    Yes : (239 votes)
    86 %
    No : (40 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Yes, without a doubt.

    Post # 4
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    1798 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I take off my rings for interviews. I don’t want employers to assume that I’m just going to quit and start popping out babies. My industry is very male dominated though, so I think they are more likely to judge woman on things like that.

    ETA: most employers probably won’t notice or even care, but to me it’s not worth the risk that it could hurt my chances of getting a good job.

    Post # 5
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    2158 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Yes I would. I only take my ring off in the shower.  I am not ashamed of my ring, or of being engaged.  It’s who I am and I shuoldn’t be judged for it.

     

    Post # 6
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    1654 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I have heard that many women won’t wear their rings because they don’t want the employer to assume that because they’re engaged/married they won’t be as dedicated to the employer.  So I thought that’s what this article was about, but I was interested to see it takes a different approach and observes that some employers might be turned off by the flashiness of the ring, like it tells them the woman doesn’t really need the job that much or it tells them something negative about the woman’s personality and personal choices.  Interesting.

    I don’t take off my e-ring for interviews.  Please.  Take me as I am or don’t waste my time.

    Once, though, my FI told me I should take off my ring when we went to see a jeweler to get something custom made as a gift for my dad – it’s not a huge ring, but it’s nice-looking, and he said he didn’t want the jeweler sizing up how much he figured we could afford based on my ring and be less inclined to give us a good deal.  Ha!

    Post # 7
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    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @msfahrenheit:  This, exactly.

    My current firm didn’t know I had kids (two nonetheless) until 1.5 months after I accepted the employment offer.  I didn’t even disclose it to my recruiter.

    Post # 9
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    3453 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yes, I would.

    Post # 11
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    5658 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I might take off my rings if I thought it would help me get the job. It’s not because I’m “ashamed” of being married, it’s because alls fair in love and war. 😛 I’d start wearing them again as soon as I was hired.

    I sometimes take off or spin my ring around when if I am negotiating prices. I have a big rock (it’s moissy, but they don’t know that) and I don’t want them to stick to the higher price because they think I look like I have money to spare.

    Like it or not, what you wear effects peoples’ opinion of you. It’s not really fair, but it’s true.

    Post # 12
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    4479 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It would depend on where I’m interviewing.  If it was with people I knew already, then yes.  If it was strangers, no.  While most people won’t notice the ring during interviews, if someone DID notice it, they could make assumptions about you based on it.  Especially if you have a big ring. 

    Post # 13
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If anything it makes you look more stable.  (Having a ring on your finger.)

    Post # 14
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    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I’d do it if I thought it would affect my chances, for sure.  Then again, once I’m married I will probably move over into the “take me as I am” camp.

    Post # 15
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    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    There was a thread asking this not too long ago. I wore my engagement ring to my interview(s). On the one interview the guy who interviewed me (early 30s) pointed to my finger and said “is this something that is coming soon? do we have to worry about you taking time off?”

    Needless to say I did not go back for a second interview

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