How to Pick the Best Tie for a Job Interview
12/15/2018 9:31 AM
Do you have trouble deciding what tie to wear for your job interviews? Well, you have come to the right place.
Making a good first impression has a significant impact on interview success. Aside from the fit of your suit, your tie is arguably the first thing people notice about your appearance.
A truly great tie will make you look professional and stand out in a job interview. Here are some tips to help you find the right tie for your next important job interview.
Regular Tie vs. Skinny Tie
Skinny ties are generally seen as more stylish, and for a job interview it is best to be conservative and professional. Unless if you are interviewing for a job that involves fashion or entertainment, it is recommended to wear a regular tie at all times because it gives off a more professional look.
Does Color Matter?
If you are wondering if the color of your tie matters, it does. The color of your tie can often reflect your perceived personality, and this might be positive or negative for your employer. We recommend navy blue because it is classic, conservative, and the color has an emotional reaction of trust.
Patterns in Ties
The countless pattern variations in ties leave you confused when to wear which tie. For the job interview ties with simple repeating patterns can be good as long as those patterns are as simple as possible. Keep it simple with solids and stripes and avoid neckties with patterns like photos and shapes.
Standard Tie vs. Long Tie Length
The rule of thumb with ties is that the tip should always touch your belt line. A tie that is too long or too short will affect your overall appearance. Most men will be fine with a standard-length tie but if you are a taller man over 6'1" or 6'2", you will be better off wearing longer length ties.
By following these simple rules and picking the best tie for your interview, you will be sure to impress the interviewer while being comfortable and confident.