Post # 1
Hello fellow bees,
just wanted to get an idea of what you think of wearing your engagement ring to a job interview if it’s on the larger side? I’m married and always wear my set together, but I’m soon interviewing for a job where part of the job will be workng with inner city schools and kids. My diamond is over a carat and my engagement ring does stand out. I don’t want to look too showy – should I just go with my wedding band for this one? I don’t want the interviewers to look at my ring finger and see the bling and judge me on it. Please let me know what you think. Thanks! 🙂
Post # 2
Hmm! This is tricky, it shouldn’t matter but then if their is the tiniest risk of prejudice why should you miss out?
It’s an imperfect world, I think I’d just wear your wedding band for the interview.
Post # 3
It shouldn’t matter, but it wouldn’t hurt to just wear your band to be safe.
Post # 4
Isn’t it a shame that we live in a world where women have to leave their ring at home for fear of being judged by a future employer? Sigh.. I’m with PP if you’re comfortable leaving it at home then it’s probably a good idea.
Post # 5
Good luck. I wouldn’t wear the ring.I think both previous posters are right in that it shouldn’t matter but it could.
Post # 6
funnybunny99: Will you be wearing it to work if you get the job? If yes, it should be fine to wear to the interview too. If not, I’d leave it home.
Post # 7
I would not wear any marital indication to a job interview regardless of size. You can wear it when you get the job, although I still wouldn’t. The interviewer can’t ask you about your home life but culture assumes married women belong in the home or will eventually have children and take maternity leave, which affects hiring, promotions, personal days, everything. Even if only subconsciously, it will factor into their decision. (On the flip side, men who are married tend to get better promotions, raises, etc. because they have “a family to take care of.”)
Post # 8
I don’t wear my ering to,interviews only my wedding band.
Post # 9
I actually thought about this a lot on my recent job hunt. I left my big ring at home (family stone) and wore my smaller e-ring, because I didn’t want to be seen as some rich woman who didn’t really need to work.
Post # 10
I’d think wearing your e-ring/wedding band shows that you’re stable and more likely to be reliable for employment.
Post # 11
- Wedding: November 2015 - City, State
I wouldn’t. Even if the people interviewing you are really nice and non-judgmental, they might still subconsciously associate your big ring with not needing the job or something and you could lose out. You risk nothing by not wearing it and leaving it at home.
Post # 12
As a Geriatric Nurse I only wear a band, as a precaution for my patients. Years ago I had a large e-ring that had a 1+ carat center stone, my ring managed to cause a gigantic skin tear. Obviously my situation is different than yours. However if you’re concerned I would leave the ring at home. Better safe than sorry. Good Luck!
Post # 13
A lot of people might not even notice your e-ring or be able to guess its value correctly just based on looking at it. However, I would leave the e-ring at home too if you are worried that you would be judged poorly based on its presence at the interview.
Post # 14
I recently interviewed for a position at my children’s school, and while I routinely wore my ring while subbing there over the past several years, I did not wear it to the interview – nor did I wear other diamonds like earrings, necklace, bracelet, etc. The idea, IMO, was to have the attention on me and what I had to say, not on sparkly things that caught the light while I moved. Just like I have brightly coloured and fun handbags and shoes that I love, I would never wear those to an interview, either, because I don’t want to distract attention from my qualifications.
I did, however, wear my wedding band, as I would never NOT wear that. I have been married 18 years and I have three children in the community schools. I WANT them to know I am married (small community, so they know anyway and it would be weird if I did not wear at least a band).
I got the job, which likely had nothing to do with my jewelry, but I consider it standard practice not to wear anything except a wedding band for rings whenever a person interviews. People should not judge, but they do. After you get the job, you can decide what jewelry you are comfortable wearing on a daily basis.
Post # 15
Wgracev86 : holy crap! did you get in trouble?