Job interview? Try a unique tie on for size

If one of your new year's resolutions is to upgrade your job - either by moving up or moving on - it may be time to start re-evaluating your corporate wardrobe.

The old adage about dressing for the job you want rather than the job you have is more than just a simple saying - it can also ring true.

By putting your best face forward professionally, you are showing your co-workers, employers and prospective new bosses that you take yourself seriously.

Without saying a single word, the message you are conveying is that you put as much pride, thought and care into your work as you do your appearance - lending a whole new meaning to dressing for success.

For an interview, you can't go wrong with a smart suit and a crisp white shirt - but there's no harm in showcasing your personality with a tasteful unique tie.

A pop of unexpected colour could leave a lasting impression - and as long as your choice of tie is tasteful, there is no harm in standing a little bit apart from the crowd.