To Tie a Tie
Four in Hand
To Tie a Tie
To Match a Tie
To Buy Ties
To Make A Dimple
To Make A Tie Stay
For an Interview
How To Dress
For An Interview
that 80% of the first impression an interviewer gets of you is visual
and formed in the first two minutes of meeting you. The fastest and
least expensive way way to spruce up your image - buy a new necktie.
Wear a suit
A navy blue,
black or dark grey suit is preferable. If you can, purchase at
least two new suits that you'll be able to wear for the first two
interviews with the same organization.
If it's not in your budget to buy suits prior to interviews, take one
out from your closet - preferably one right from the dry cleaners and
take a close look at the suit looking for frays, loose buttons and that
shiny look some suits get when they have been ironed too much.
Look at the seat on the slacks, inner thighs and the top of the thighs
for wear or shine. Inspect your jacket at
the lapels and shoulders for wear or shine.
Wear a white shirt
white is the perfect canvas for your suit and silk tie. It's that
simple. Don't overly complicate the look with stripes and checks.
The shirts should be freshly pressed. Shirts can be straight
collar, tab collar, or button down.
Wear an appropriate silk necktie
Coordinate the necktie with the suit and don't match it. You are
not going for the gangster look. The tie should be preferably made
of silk with a small pattern. For business, a gentleman's silk tie
should be equally balanced to reflect first the organization and then
the personality of person wearing it. Do not - and we cannot
overemphasize this - wear cartoon ties or even symbol ties.
In selecting the right tie - be careful not to overdress for the
position. Yes, you can overdress, and the impression that it
leaves is hard to overcome.
We believe the best guide in choosing the right necktie is starting with
the price. Modesty counts - don't overspend. Simple patterns
and conservative colors is the way to go. On the other hand -
don't wear a cheap tie either because it could be noticeable. For
college grads and first time job seekers buy in the $30 to $40 dollar
range. For all others - a nice $45 to $55 dollar tie is about
Yes - wear them. Our recommended shoe is a lace up cap toe - in
black. Ensure that the shoes are clean, polished and do not have
rounded heels or overly worn soles. These are all signs that you
with the basics - black.
Make sure your
hair is cut, neat, and most especially not infused with too much gel,
spray and other styling products.
Don't overdo it. You don't want to arrive in a cloud of odor.
A tiny drop on you bare skin is all you need. With the clothing
over it, there will be just a tiny hint of a clean smell.
We feel that
executives and professionals should very much look the part that they
play. Appropriate corporate attire is an important element in
everyone's careers. Today, the reversal of the dot com dress style
is evident in many more corporations, and not only in cities. We
find that more and more suburban corporate parks have gone from khakis
to suits. For positions from managers all the way up to boardroom
directors, suits and more formal clothing is now very much required.
appropriately depends very much on how carefully you craft your image.
Consider the following in this order:
What type of organization it is
position within the organization will be
What are your general likes and dislikes
In the end, looking professional, clean, and well kept with modesty will