Whether to wear an engagement ring to a job interview has become a topic of heated discussion. And yes, it is still 2016.
This is all thanks to recruiter and career counselor Bruce Hurwitz, who posted some reductive and unsolicited advice for job-hunting women on LinkedIn on 12 August.
According to Hurwitz, wearing an engagement ring to interviews will cause two major reactions straight out of a ‘Sexist Stereotypes For Dummies’ handbook.
Firstly: “When a man sees that ring he immediately assumes you are high maintenance”.
Let that sink in for a second.
Secondly, “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 rock!” Hurwitz urges, before dispensing one more piece of wildly chauvinistic advice.
If you don’t have an engagement ring, but got engaged by signing a pre-nup, he reckons you should “find a way to let male interviewers know that” because “they’ll respect you”.
Oh right, good. Yes. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to wear makeup to ensure you get paid enough money.