I'm meeting with a woman at an employment agency this Friday. I have a small stud in my nose and was wondering if I should take it out. I don't yet have a retainer and I don't want the hole to close. Also, I was thinking I might leave it in and then bring up the subject with her, asking if employers in the area are generally OK with facial piercings or against them (I know people with multiple facial piercings who work in prestigious law firms, so you never know).
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As a general rule, I would say take it out.
These sorts of things tend to be given as unwritten societal rules, but people get judged for not knowing or not conforming to them. Much like wearing a suit to an interview.
However, since this is just an agency and you plan to bring it up with her anyway, that might be more acceptable. If you were to say nothing, the woman might just note in the file something like "No customer facing applications." and leave it at that, but it would restrict the sorts of positions they'd put you in for.
But by bringing it up to her, you're letting her know that you are unsure of the situation, and implying (at least I hope) that you'd be willing to compromise your facial fashion for a job.2