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Red tie interview help.

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

(Wrong section I know and I apologize in advance.) So this is the situation, many have told me not to wear a red tie to an interview. But the problem is I want to stay coherent with my design. For example I made a custom Cover letter, Resume and a Business card which all take on a Red, black and White design; I want to match the whole "Brand" image I made with me. So I am planning on wearing to the interview a white shirt, red tie, black belt, black shoes, and black slim dress pants. The place I applied to was the Apple store.

 

Here are some of the Ties I am thinking of buying, I do not own any Red ties so I am looking for one, feel free to show me other ties that you think will be a better fit (you can click the images to enlarge them). Thanks a lot for your help. Have a great day.

 

Tie 1

 

Tie 2

I like it but the dots are pink........ Not white.

 

 

Tie 3

 

 

 

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Chris


Edited by ChrisJStyle - 1/23/14 at 1:32am
post #2 of 16

The darker the red, the better. Venture into burgundy territory to be safe. The top and bottom are unabashedly awful.

post #3 of 16

i actually agree with Claghorn here. you want them to look at you, not your red tie.   but if you own the three above? wear the middle one.

post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 

I do not own any of these ties, but I want to find a good tie. Thank you for your opinion it means a lot and I value it. 

 

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Chris

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post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by ChrisJStyle View Post
 

(Wrong section I know, I apologize in advance.) So this is the situation, many have told me not to wear a red tie to an interview. But the problem is I want to stay coherent with my design. For example I made a custom Cover letter, Resume and a Business card which all take use a Red, black and White design; I want to match the whole "Brand" image I made with me. So I am planning on wearing to the interview a white shirt, red tie, black belt, black shoes, and black slim dress pants. The place I applied to was the Apple store.

 

Here are some of the Tie I am thinking of buying, feel free to show me other ties and you can click the images to enlarge them. Thanks a lot for your help. Have a great day.

 

Tie 1

 

Tie 2

I like it but the dots are pink........ Not white.

 

 

Tie 3

 

 

 

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Chris

 

Chris - I beg to differ on the above consensus of choosing a darker tie.  You are applying to the Apple Store.  You need to be energetic and fun loving.  Go for the first one.

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Chowkin View Post
 

 

Chris - I beg to differ on the above consensus of choosing a darker tie.  You are applying to the Apple Store.  You need to be energetic and fun loving.  Go for the first one.

I love this comment :D Apple store is energetic and fun. I really hope I ace my interview! 

 

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Chris

post #8 of 16
2 or 3 would be ok with the right clothes.

However forget this nonsense about you being a "brand" which needs to be colour coordinated. You are a straightforward human being who can either do a job or not. You will be interviewed to establish that basic fact and dressing in any form of costume or else seeking to establish that will simply weaken your position.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

2 or 3 would be ok with the right clothes.

However forget this nonsense about you being a "brand" which needs to be colour coordinated. You are a straightforward human being who can either do a job or not. You will be interviewed to establish that basic fact and dressing in any form of costume or else seeking to establish that will simply weaken your position.

PLUS FUKKIN ONE!
post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GBR View Post

2 or 3 would be ok with the right clothes.

However forget this nonsense about you being a "brand" which needs to be colour coordinated. You are a straightforward human being who can either do a job or not. You will be interviewed to establish that basic fact and dressing in any form of costume or else seeking to establish that will simply weaken your position.

Thanks a lot, these forums are great. I will take your opinion into consideration after all its better to overdress than underdress and maybe dressing in such a costumey way will really hurt my candidacy. I think that because Apple is different, it may be possible to pull the costume per say. Anyways thanks a lot, have a good day.

 

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Chris

post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks to everyone who commented, based on your feedback I tried to stay away from a costume look and picking a more appropriate color. I stayed true to my brand but at the same time I wanted to look energetic and fun, while not distracting the employer by a bright tie. I really do appreciate your criticism harsh or not it has helped me a lot. Thanks.

 

Here is the Tie I am planning on buying.

 

It's a Burgundy color, Matte/silk but still elegant using a 2' wideness basically a Skinny tie. (I have a slim body structure)

 

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Chris


Edited by ChrisJStyle - 1/23/14 at 4:40pm
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by ChrisJStyle View Post

Thanks a lot, these forums are great. I will take your opinion into consideration after all its better to overdress than underdress and maybe dressing in such a costumey way will really hurt my candidacy. I think that because Apple is different, it may be possible to pull the costume per say. Anyways thanks a lot, have a good day.

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Chris

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Apple is not hiring you because you coordinated your resume to your tie.
They are hiring you because you know their products/are energetic....and can sell/up-sell!
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post


-1.
Apple is not hiring you because you coordinated your resume to your tie.
They are hiring you because you know their products/are energetic....and can sell/up-sell!

You are correct, no employers hires the candidate because he looked impressive, but it does play a role. I just think that I can stand out by being/looking different.

 

Ter1413, your harsh criticism is very appreciated, sometimes its best to hear the harsh truth than to hear the lie. Also what did you think about my updated Tie? Thanks alot and have a great day.

 

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Chris

post #14 of 16
I just re-read your initial post...

I really would not present a biz card at an interview.
If you MUST go with a "red" tie...I would go deep red or burgundy. I would also wear a suit.

But I would also know things like this:

-What is the Apple warranty for someone who walks into a store in(for example NYC or where you live) and they are from a foreign country?
-Where is the Apple global headqtrs?
-I walk into the store and want to buy an iPad air. What/how "might" you try to upsell me?
-What is the most amount of memory I can get on a new Mac pro?
-Etc....

Also.....be energetic. Be early for the interview and hang out outside, etc. Of course...shave/manicure/etc. Have questions that you want to ask the interviewer. Don't badmouth Microsoft/Dell/etc. Also...be prepared to answer..."Why do you want to work for Apple?"
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ter1413 View Post

I just re-read your initial post...

I really would not present a biz card at an interview.
If you MUST go with a "red" tie...I would go deep red or burgundy. I would also wear a suit.

But I would also know things like this:

-What is the Apple warranty for someone who walks into a store in(for example NYC or where you live) and they are from a foreign country?
-Where is the Apple global headqtrs?
-I walk into the store and want to buy an iPad air. What/how "might" you try to upsell me?
-What is the most amount of memory I can get on a new Mac pro?
-Etc....

Also.....be energetic. Be early for the interview and hang out outside, etc. Of course...shave/manicure/etc. Have questions that you want to ask the interviewer. Don't badmouth Microsoft/Dell/etc. Also...be prepared to answer..."Why do you want to work for Apple?"

Thank you very much Ter1413, will do.

 

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Chris

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