Jewellery for a Job Interview

Can you wear jewellery for a job interview? Of course! But just what jewellery is appropriate depends on the job you're going for...

Firstly, congratulations on getting through to the interview stage! The job market is a very competitive place, so whether your freshly graduated, taking the next step on your career ladder, or taking a leap of faith in a new direction - well done you!

Your awesome resumé got you through the door, and now it's time for those all-important first impressions. The general advice is to dress for the job you want, so if you're heading in a corporate direction smart business attire is the go., But even if you're looking for work on a fishing trawler you still want to look smart in office-worthy trousers or skirt, shirt or blouse, and how you accessorise is important too. When it comes to jewellery it's best to keep it simple, after all, you want your interviewer's attention to be on you, not distracted by your bling! There are exceptions to this; for example, if you're applying for a creative career in the fashion or arts industry you may be able to get away with a few more flashy or bohemian pieces, but still, less is more until you've landed the job and can see the lay of the land.

If you follow these simple rules you can't go far wrong...

Earrings Earrings are to softly highlight your face, not dazzle your interviewer.

Do wear

  • Plain studs or small hoops (best choices). Crystal, plain gold or silver, small pearls etc. are perfect.

  • Small dainty drop earrings if they're appropriate to the job you're applying for.

  • Just one pair! If you have multiple piercings now is not the time to show them off.


  • Oversized hoops, shoulder dusters, bright colours, feathers, noisy earrings, gimmicky motifs etc. They're distracting!

  • Ear crawlers.

  • Multiple pairs of earrings.