Many recent college graduates will be interviewing for jobs and starting their careers this month.
Many of these college graduates have body piercings considered to be in and hip amongst their generation and college friends. However, many employers may not share the same feelings for body piercings in a professional environment.
If you have a body piercing you’re not sure would be appropriate at the office, cover it up or remove it while you’re in a professional setting.
You may want to read the employee handbook to see if there are any written policies for body piercings. However, it is most important to observe your supervisors to see if they are donning such body embellishments. If not, don’t push the issue even if it is allowed according to the employee handbook. The handbook does not make career advancement decisions.