A New York-based recruiter recently shared his thoughts on women who interview for jobs via LinkedIn. He suggests that if a woman truly wants to get the job, she should lose the ring!
That’s what some of the 900 comments asked after reading Bruce Hurwitz’s article.
The job market is already a tough space to be in and according to Glassdoor.com research, the job interview process alone takes an average 23 days. We update our resumes, we dry clean our suits, we practice with mock interviews and we study the company’s portfolio and yet time again we don’t get the offer.
However, this recruiter suggests that it may be the ring that is preventing you from getting the job you want.
“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 realize that if you are hired she will fall to second place and will, therefore, not like you. Lose the ring!” he shared.
Bruce suggests that after advising some of his clients to lose the ring, they have since received job offers. However, his reasonings for leaving your ring at home seem archaic and petty.
Does the ring really put a barrier between you and the job you want?
Even some men came to the defense of women job seekers suggesting that Bruce’s advice was out of line.
‘Good grief!! Making judgments as suggested in this article are archaic. If people are really sizing up talent by a ring, no ring, or the size of it. It’s a red flag! Run the other way and don’t look back. Should a man remove his wedding band?’
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Another man added his two cents to this article by leaving the following comment: ‘This might be the single most idiotic article I have read on LinkedIn this year. Whomever, is conducting interviews in this nature and basing a hiring decision off of a woman being married/engaged is not following best practices and totally unethical.’
Your engagement ring shouldn’t deter an employer from hiring and if it should then that isn’t the company for you.
Would you ditch your ring on your next interview?