In this article we are going to focus on the importance of ties in job interviews.  When considering how to dress for a job interview, your tie can have a big impact on the overall interaction.   

One of the most stressful things about a job interview is thinking about what to wear.  More specifically, which of your many ties is the most appropriate?

Of course, there are job interviews that would never require you to wear a tie, but then you wouldn’t be here in the first place. If the job you are interviewing for requires any degree of professionalism, then wearing a tie should come as completely obvious to you; even if you wouldn’t actually  be required to wear one on the job.


Why you should wear a tie to an interview


Sometimes when figuring out how to dress for a job interview, the importance of wearing a tie can be overlooked.  The reason you should wear a tie to a job interview is because it conveys a certain sense of professionalism.  This is a particularly excellent attribute to portray when making a first impression.

Now you may be thinking, “But, a tie is for a paper pushers, I need to stand out.”

Going to an interview with a naked neck signals to the interviewer one of two things:

  1. You didn’t care enough to get properly dressed, which shows you may not care about actually getting the job.
  2. That you didn’t take the time to find a suitable tie, which can be seen as lazy or related to a poor work ethic.