If you’re preparing for a professional job interview in finance, accounting, law or government, don’t forget to pack some style along with your resume. Whether you’ve been scouring jobs forever or are new to recruiting and interviewing, it’s easy to up your style game and score fashion points along with gainful employment at your next job interview. Here’s how:
News flash: A job interview is NOT a time to phone it in. Show the recruiter or potential employer that you mean business by dressing a bit better than you think you should. Worried that you’ll overdo it? Don’t. As long as you’re not wearing a tuxedo and tails, you’re probably not as overdressed as you think. Choose a suit instead of separates. You’ll feel sharp and confident while showing the interviewer that you take the process seriously.
Groom, Groom, Groom
Before you head out the door, take a long look at yourself in a full-length mirror. Is your suit perfectly ironed? Are there any wayward stains, pieces of lint or random strings on your clothing? Would your grandmother pat your cheek or spit on her finger and wipe your face off? Grooming isn’t about adding weird lotions and potions or spending 90 hours on your hair. It’s being sure that your appearance is simple, clean and even elegant.
The Devil’s in the Details
Interviewers aren’t there to pass judgment on your menswear, but that doesn’t mean they won’t respond to a few appropriate style details. Focus first on passing the sniff test. If you wear aftershave, apply it with extreme discretion. Groom those sideburns and make sure your facial hair is fly. Clean your glasses so that you don’t reflect horrifying smudges that can detract from your astute conversation. Leave big jewelry at home. Now’s the time for subtle, classic style.
Give ‘Em Something to Talk About
One of the best interview moves you can make is to wear the perfect tie. On-point neckwear won’t just up your outer game; a great necktie will put a spring in your step and can serve as a conversation starter at your interview. Select your tie with care. Better yet, let Root Bizzle choose a great tie for you. We’ll send you a fresh tie each month to keep you on point long after you’ve aced your interview.
In honor of the current NFL season (and former super bowl champion) Richard Sherman, we wanted to share his video where he instructs us on how to tie a bow tie.
This is one of our favorite neckties at our online tie store. It’s a Yellow with Blue Stripes Business Tie, and for a limited time, use the discount code “FALLFRESH” to save $5 on the tie! This tie goes perfect with any white or blue button down, and is a classic match to most traditional business outfits.
We are more than thrilled to announce the launch of our monthly sock club at Root Bizzle!
As any true Grabatologist knows, ties are best worn with a great pair of socks. So we’re super excited to have four sock plans available to our customers: black dress socks, plain white socks, or the increasingly popular fun colored socks.
Complement your monthly ties with a fresh set of socks. We ship 2 pairs of socks to your doorstep each month, starting at $17 per month (and free shipping). Get started today on our sock subscription.
From the blog:
“They also make great, easy gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and even baby showers. My husband, who works in sales, also pointed out how great they are for client gifts. For only $10/month you can keep yourself and/or business at the top of someone’s mind!”
On the list under the men’s subscription boxes is yours truly, Root Bizzle tie club. Thanks for sharing us!
August 28th was National Bow Tie Day. It’s great to see more and more attention given to the bow tie market. A few years ago bow ties represented only a tiny percentage of all neckwear sales. Today, bow ties have surpassed 10% and they are the fastest growing neckwear segment.
Our bow tie of the month club is making it easy for bow tie lovers to build a robust and diverse collection of neckwear. For that awesome group, we wanted to share this great post from Business Insider on “How to Rock a Bow Tie”.
Our favorite tip?
“Make it about a special event, and keep the rest of your outfit muted — think a solid color suit and shirt”
Fashion Invites, a blog that reviews new fashion items, posted a picture of one of our August whimsical style ties. Check it out!
If you are a whimsical tie lover, use code “FALLFRESH” to get $5 off your first tie this fall.
We’ve covered a handful of necktie knots here on our blog, including the Windsor Knot, Four-in-hand knot, and more. But we also wanted to feature some of the most ridiculous tie knots, as seen on College Humor.
College Humor covers “The Quintuple Windsor,” “The Practical”, “The LoveCraft”, “The Crossbow”, and “The Constrictor”. Our favorite is “The LoveCraft” which features Tie-Thulu:
We don’t endorse any of these knots, but we wanted to share for those that are out of ideas. See the full post here on CollegeHumor.