Post # 1
I stumbled across an aticle and it was somewhat interesting to me as young professional about to graduate from graduate school. It discusses wearing your engagment ring to an interview, and how it may affect your chances of getting a job offer depending on the nature of the job and who interviews you. I’m just curious how many bees did, or did not wear their engagment ring to an interview. At this point, I feel like I would, but now I’m not quite sure what to do, as I now realize that people may judge you based on a ring on your finger and not necessarily your qualifications. Here’s the article if you are interested 🙂 Have a great day ladies!
Post # 4
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
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
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 Fiance 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
@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 # 8
@msfahrenheit: That is so unfortuate that a ring= babies….that is not the case for me lol, I want a career.
@adnama: I agree you (or any other woman) should not be judged for it, I find it pretty ridiculous that it is even an issue.
Post # 10
@GreenGables: Take me as I am or don’t waste my time.
I totally agree with you!
Post # 11
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
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
If anything it makes you look more stable. (Having a ring on your finger.)
Post # 14
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
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