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Expensive designer handbag to an interview Y or N?

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Joan0fArc Sat 17-Sep-16 08:40:17

And the job is full time in an office, not going in as management, however there is some progression (exams)

Following on from what some dickhead hr guy said about his thoughts while interviewing women with big engagement rings, it triggered this question for me. I've always played safe with the handbag.

I reckon it's fine. I wore my mulberry to my last interview and got the job.

Pisssssedofff Sat 17-Sep-16 08:55:06

I would say it's ok but then I wore my huge rock too and no non dickhead HR manager ever said a word to me

botemp Sat 17-Sep-16 08:55:52

A flashy one that very much screams its name probably not, but an understated expensive bag that doesn't detract should be absolutely fine.

Fletcherl Sat 17-Sep-16 08:56:22

I interview and wouldn't take it into account one way or the other. It is your ability to do the job and work in the team that matter.

pitterpatterrain Sat 17-Sep-16 08:58:48

Agreed with Fletcher plus I probably wouldn't even notice what bag anyone has

Evergreen17 Sat 17-Sep-16 08:59:45

What did the HR person said about engagement rings???? confused

Joan0fArc Sat 17-Sep-16 09:13:31

I should have linked the article. It wasn't too long ago. Recently some male recruiter made derogatory comments about women going in to an interview wearing an expensive engagement ring. Not a problem I have myself!

Joan0fArc Sat 17-Sep-16 09:15:33

here's an article rightly slagging him off

After all should men park their expensive car 300 metres away and walk the last stretch so they don't look like dick heads?

Evergreen17 Sat 17-Sep-16 10:06:32

Oh please!!!!!!
Yet another way to make women feel inappropriate
I usually dress according to the role, sometimes casual but usually in doubt dress up a bit. Never thought about the ring or designers


polyhymnia Sat 17-Sep-16 10:24:35

Would only avoid it if it's very blingy and branded, fine if it's discreetly expensive.

Comingandgoing81 Sat 17-Sep-16 14:08:37

I took my engagement ring off for my job interview for my current job. I had the interview after getting engaged but before getting married. I suppose I was worried they wouldn't want to employ an engaged woman in her early 30s if they assumed I'd be off on maternity leave straight away.

My engagement ring is quite large and also unusual so always gets noticed and commented on.

It wasn't actually all that expensive but probably looks more expensive than it is to the untrained eye.

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