Tips On Choosing A New Tie For A Job Interview

There are lots of good excuses to shop for a new handmade tie. If you'll be attending a wedding, for example, you might enjoy buying a tie that has colors that match what your date will be wearing. Another good time to buy a new tie is before a job interview. If you have an interview that is fast approaching, giving some thought to what you'll wear is important. A men's clothing store that sells a selection of handmade ties will give you all sorts of options. Here are some tips that you should think about as you choose a tie. 

Consider Your Suit

It's a good idea to not only decide what suit you'll wear before you choose a tie, but it is also a good idea to wear the suit to the clothing store. Doing so will make it easier for you to pick a tie that complements the suit, especially if you ask for some help from a salesperson. Many men favor wearing a tie that is a different color than their suit, as this helps to create some visual interest. A navy blue suit with a plain navy blue tie, for example, can look a little bland. A navy blue suit with a red tie, however, can look stylish.

Think About The Job

Often, the job for which you're applying will play a role in what tie you wear to the interview. If you're applying for a white-collar job in a traditional office environment, a classic tie design can work well. Think about diagonal stripes, small polka dots, or other timeless choices. Other work environments may prompt you to take a different route. For example, if you're interviewing for a job at a small company that has an informal office, you might like the semi-casual look of a skinny tie.

Show Some Personality

It's okay to choose a tie that shows some personality, as long as you don't go too far. A tie with cartoon characters might not portray a professional attitude in the interview, but there are lots of options for you to share your personality a little. For example, if you enjoy golfing, a tie that is green and has tiny golf balls that look like polka dots from a distance can be a fun choice. This type of tie may also help you to connect with one of your interviewers. If they like golf, they might comment on your tie and you could briefly discuss your shared interest in golf — thus helping to break the ice a bit.