Get Dressed and Get Hired by cmlang

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									by: Terrance Farley

Tying a tie properly may tie you to your next employer. A properly tied tie is essential to a good
first impression. With the recent outcry regarding athletes wearing flip-flops to the White House,
its apparent that a review of socially acceptable fashion rules is needed.

Gone are the days of Leave It To Beaver and other such shows which often depicted the strong
leader of the family proudly donning a suit and tie for his daily job and any other social occasion.
Todays impressionable society takes more cues from the Internet than from Nick at Nite.

Formal Friday night dinners are a thing of the past and many churches have relaxed their
dressing expectations, so its possible that a young man could get through college without ever
having to tie a tie. Even if they went to a formal dance they may have worn a clip-on bow tie.

Many young men graduating from college dont get hired because of the way they present
themselves. They have a general disregard in how they dress for their interviews and when its
time to knock the socks off of a potential employer, the focal point of their suit is out of focus.

A professional appearance can be as important as a complete resume. Prospective employers
look for consistency in a potential employee. Even the most polished resume does not coordinate
with an applicant in a t-shirt and jeans. Wearing a suit without a tie is like avoiding a handshake
or leaving your name off an application. If an applicant wants to set themselves apart from
others, theyll take the extra steps to present the complete package.

A poorly knotted tie projects sloppiness and reflects poorly on ones abilities. Take the time to
learn the proper way to tie ties because youre worth it and your professional career may depend
on it!

This article was posted on September 07, 2005

								
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