Not every professional job requires a tie, but the ability to choose one, put it on properly, and rock the look are all essential skills for adult men (and tie-wearing ladies). It’s wise to add this skill to your career-building toolkit. You probably know the standard Half-Windsor knot already, but why not challenge yourself to master new styles? Nothing conveys confidence and flair like an unconventional tie knot that’s been masterfully rigged. In an interview, the unconventional knot says “I can do anything you want me to do, but I also think for myself.” At a work-related event, the unconventional knot says “Clothes are not the boss of me, I’m the boss of them.” And at the office, the unconventional knot is just plain cool. So the next time you get dressed up, try any one of these.