Anonymous User wrote:Is it frowned upon to mention that you're married? I know the interviewer isn't supposed to ask, but should I not say anything about it at all? I often get asked why I commute over an hour to my LS, and the sole reason is that we had to pick a location in between my spouse's job and my school. Would this explanation set off red flags?
I always thought it was kind of ridiculous to completely avoid mentioning that I'm married given that I'm wearing a wedding ring.
Depends on if you're a man or woman. For a man, being married is a good thing because it makes you less of a flight risk. For a woman, being married is a bad thing because many employers are afraid you might leave to raise children.
Source: big law partner at a bar after a few too many. Highly unlikely that any sober person at big law would admit that this is the process since such discrimination is illegal, but this is exactly how it works.