(Closed) Rings at Interviews

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
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486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Never put any thought into it, but I think the whole presumption is kind of ridiculous. I would never, EVER go to a job interview without my engagement ring out of fear of them thinking I’m “too rich” to need the job. Complete bs.

 

I mean no one would ever think that because my engagement ring is 1/4 carat, but still. This kind of stuff pisses me off. 

Post # 63
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3051 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I have a very tiny diamond in a promise ring. I’ve worn it on all of my interviews since I got it. I’ve gotten half the jobs? 2 jobs out of 3 or 4 interviews. I have a feeling I’ll always wear it on interviews, even once I’m engaged. My e-ring is sapphire but a vivid yellow sapphire & I’ve had jewelers tell me most people will think it’s a yellow diamond (I very distinctly see the differences but many don’t apparently)…I don’t want female interviewers wondering about the stone instead of listening to me lol Also since it’s almost 9×7, it would look like I have money (that I don’t have!) if someone thought it WAS a yellow diamond.

It’s all just ridiculous honestly. I’m not ever having kids, but I’m sure I’ll be lumped in with all women my age & it’ll be assumed that I want kids. If I wear a ring on my hand, it’ll be assumed it’s an e-ring. It’s all bull but what can you do. If it turns out my promise ring is a bad move, I’ll probably just go without one at all until I have a wedding band.

Post # 64
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2490 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

This is interesting. I have been in HR for 10 years and I have always been told that a lot of prospective employers prefer non-married women because they are less likely to take time off for pregnancy/maternity/childcare and single women are more likely to have to depend on their job, where as a married woman usually has a second income at home. 

I personally leave my rings on for interviews. I am currently interviewing for a new position and it’s important for me to work for a company who values family and a work/life balance. If someone doesn’t want to hire me because I have a husband then it’s probably not the kind of place I want to work at. 

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