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!
Most Helpful Guy
When in doubt, err on the side of a more conservative look. I'd forgo the nose piercing.
If you end up working for a company, and you notice others with non-traditional piercings, and you still are interested in getting one, then maybe it would be ok. But while you're looking for a job, you should not have a nose piercing.
If you notice others with it at work, but are uncertain you will stay there for a while, I'd hold off on getting one as well.
Most Helpful Girl
You should talk to people in your field to get a better and more reliable answer.
Obviously I could tell you that some bosses won't hire you, and some don't mind, but it also depends on your field. Graphic design and journalism are behind the scene jobs so it might not be as big of an issue as it would be with broadcast.
Would you be able to take the stud out for job interviews?