(Closed) SAD…but did/would you wear your ring to a job interview?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did you/ Would you wear your ring to an interview?

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  • Post # 77
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Based on judgements I’ve heard other people make, I think a big diamond could possibly negatively effect you.  Unfair as it is, there are people who see a big rock and think “princess” or “high maintenance”. 

    Post # 78
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    Helper bee

    I have actually been thinking about this as I interview for jobs lately… I’m glad I don’t have to worry about getting judged based on whether I’m engaged/married, how big my ring is, etc.

    Post # 79
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Personally, when I was applying for jobs, I was newly engaged and both Fiance and I agreed that I would interview without my ring. It’s a 1 ct and tends to attract a lot of attention as it is very high quality and with all the micropave diamonds, very sparkly. I didn’t want to attract attention, whether admiration, disdain or even envy, and wanted to be judged solely on me and my experience alone. There are so many factors that go into hiring, besides experience and qualification, that I am comfortable with eliminating at least this variable between myself and other candidates.

    Post # 80
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I always wear mine. I’ve always thought of it as a sign of stability and never had a problem. But I work in healthcareand like pps have stated, any woman in her 20s and 30s is assumed to be getting pregnant soon anyway, lol!

    ETA it wouldn’t matterif I took my ring off anyway because I have a pretty noticeable “ring tan” lol

    Post # 81
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    This thought never crossed my mind at all to take them off for a job interview!

    Post # 82
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Wear whatever you wear daily with pride!!  If someone is going to judge you based on your ring finger, they coud go any number of ways:  She’s married, she’ll be having babies soon.  She’s only wearing a wedding band, they must be poor.  She’s not wearing a ring, she might be flighty / odd because she’s too old to be single.  And I could go on.  None of these things are necessarily true, but basically you could be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

    Post # 83
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    My sister is an investment banker and they do look at left fingers when interviewing.  It’s a sad fact but they see it as a distraction.

    Post # 84
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    Helper bee

    I did not wear any rings for my interview. just a nice pair of subdued earrings.  I have read that flashy jewelry could be distracting, and I really wanted this job! Relationship status is not something that comes up in interviews anyway so I saw no harm in taking off the e-ring for it. It can become a conversation piece once you land the job 🙂

     

    Post # 85
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Garden outside our church

    When I was applying for med school, my dearest got me a stand-in ring, as we applied at a couple of places in his home state and it made me seem more committed to living there. Also, for a woman in med school, they like to see that we have a committed relationship, as that’s something that most people want, but as a professional woman is pretty hard to find. The only time anyone brought it up was in one of my homestate schools, and the interviewer just mentioned that he was glad to see my SO was on board and supportive and knew what he was getting in to.

    Now that residency interviews are on the horizon, I hope to wear my actual engagement ring(or better yet E and Wedding rings with a visible baby bump) I want them to know what they’re getting, and I want to be sure I fit in. If it’s a problem, I don’t want to go there!

    Post # 86
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    sprogs! I voted yes but my situation is a bit different as a piano teacher and freelance musician.

    Post # 87
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I actually did take my rings off for an interview, mostly because I didn’t want anyone deducing anything about me while considering me for the position.

    I did wind up getting the job and on the dinner they took me to, to make the offer (it’s a small company), I wore my e-ring.

    They DID comment on it and flat-out asked me if I was getting married, but I think it was out of curiosity more than anything.  As far as they’re concerned, I got engaged between the time I went on my interview and the day they decided to offer me the job.

    By this point, they had already decided that they wanted me on-board, so if my dating/marital status would change that, it’s not a company I’d like to be working for.

    Post # 89
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m debating the same thing, and I think because I moved down here to be with my Fiance, and I have no other ties to the area, that I SHOULD wear my ring. But if I was applying for a job back home, especially a legal job, I definitely wouldn’t wear my ring.

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