One of the difficulties these days for men when attending an interview for an interim assignment interview is whether to wear a tie or not.
In many industries and sectors these days, new media is a good example, where nobody wears a tie. So not a problem for those sectors.
But there are many sectors where it is not easy to judge. I heard of a case today where one of our members attended a first stage interview and went without wearing a tie. In this particular organisation it was expected that interviewees would wear one.
He is not going forward to the next stage.
This wasn’t the only reason that he didn’t go forward but it was remarked upon by the “hirer”.
If he had asked me before the interview I could told him that when it doubt wear a tie. You can always take it off! All other things being equal it could mean the difference between an assignment or not.
Best regards Mike Measures