Here’s The Infuriating Reason Women Are Being Told Not To Wear Their Engagement Rings To Job Interviews
We've officially heard it all.
As a woman, you’ve probably heard some dodgy career advice in your time. Like a recent study that suggested women should simply wear more make-up if they wanna earn more money, for example.
This latest piece of career counsel though officially takes the chocolate-covered biscuit.
In a viral LinkedIn post picked up by Refinery29, career counsellor Bruce Hurwitz details how and why he advised a woman to not wear her engagement ring at a job interview.
“Even though I had not been introduced to her, and despite the fact that, at that moment, I was alone with five women all of whom were wearing engagement rings, I said, “Lose the rock!”” Hurwitz explained.
“Everyone looked at me. The woman had the Hope Diamond on her finger. She, and my colleagues, asked for an explanation.When a man sees that ring he immediately assumes you are high maintenance. When the woman at the office who has the largest diamond on her finger, sees that ring, she will realise that if you are hired she will fall to second place and will, therefore, not like you. Lose the ring!”
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Um, call us old-fashioned, but shouldn’t a woman’s success at interview be based on her ability to do the job she’s applying for and not whether or not she’s wearing a massive engagement ring?
Nonetheless, Hurwitz says that thanks to his advice the woman in question did indeed score the job after ditching her engagement ring at her next interview, which either means that a) Hurwitz and his sexist assumptions were spot on (we doubt it) or b) it was purely coincidence and the woman was hired based on her experience and skill set.
Y’know, like the same way a man would be.
In conclusion? If an employer is going to hire us based on whether or not we’ve got a rock the size of Kim’s on our finger, then they’re probably not someone we want to work for anyway.
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