One business executive has a word of advice for women who are looking for a new job: ditch the ring.
New York-based executive recruiter Bruce Hurwitz’s ‘LinkedIn’ post has gotten a lot of attention online. In it, he suggests taking off a wedding or engagement ring if you want to impress a potential employer and land the job.
He thinks a sparkling diamond ring will lead to the assumption that a woman is high-maintenance.
“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 added later in his article:
“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.)”
Many have responded to the post, calling his claims archaic and unethical.