A career counsellor’s post on LinkedIn has gone viral after it advised women applying for jobs to leave their engagement rings at home when they go for a job interview. Bruce Hurwitz said women should ditch their engagements rings because male interviewers will “assume you are high maintenance” and a woman will feel threatened by the size of your ring.
“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!”
One woman apparently had emailed Hurwitz to tell him his advice had worked.
“She told me that the only thing she did differently at her last job interview, which resulted in the job offer, was not to wear the ring,” he writes.
“So lose the rock! And, if you don’t have one, but got engaged by signing a pre-nup, find a way to let male interviewers know that. They’ll respect you. (Women may as well, but I’m not certain that this is the case.)”
Do you agree?