So about three months ago I graduated from college for my two year Journalism diploma, majoring in print and online journalism. Right after graduating I moved into an apartment with a good friend of mine and my two cats and went from a part time to a full time job (not in my graduating field).
My current job is low key as a receiver for an expensive interior furnishing and decorating store in the downtown core of my city. As I'm doing this I'm also moonlighting as an assistant graphic designer for Vandala Magazine, an online music publication so I can gain experience in my field (I've been freelancing for them for about 6 months now).
My plan is to save up some money from my current job and start applying for jobs in my field again in 4 months or so.
The thing is. I have wanted a change up from my usual style and recently got my hair cut from long to short, and dyed it a lighter blonde.
I now want a small crystal nose stud but I'm scared that if I have a stud I won't be considered for graphic design related jobs. Are small nose studs unprofessional for journalism related jobs? If I dressed professional but has a nose stud would employers still think me unsuitable?
P. S. I have no intention of going into broadcast just to be clear. There is no way I'm sitting in front of a camera!
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Even if there's a difference of opinion when it comes to answering your question (and I know without looking that there will be) why take the chance? Regardless of the fact you won't ever be on camera, yes, many employers would see a nose piercing as unprofessional. And you obviously want to put your best foot forward when you're trying to get a job. I doubt that it would be an issue if you wanted to work in a tattoo parlor or a sex shop, but if you're in journalism I'd pass on the nose piercing.0