Fashion Career Change Tips: How to Dress for Jobs in Creative Fields

Since I launched my Gen X career coaching firm, I have found that more than 97.9% of my clients (i.e. practically everyone) wants to transition from working in traditional careers where black suits are the norm to more “creative” jobs where bright colors and witty t-shirts rule. Yes, it’s been wild that no one has said, Melissa – I really want to go from being a video gamer to an attorney. Does this surprise you? Not me!

Watch my interview with Mercedes Sanchez – the Beauty Expert from the Trend Trio from Have You Tried This Yet? P&G Program. A firsthand career changer herself from politics to fashion/beauty, she tells us the dos and don’ts around making a wardrobe transition.

Hear how Mercedes changed her own wardrobe when she went from politics to fashion and beauty, see how lipstick & 6-inch stilettos can take you from a conservative work environment to a networking event within a more creative field and learn about the #1 fashion blunder guys make when it comes to their professional wardrobe choices.

Written by Melissa Llarena

Melissa Llarena is the founder of Career Outcomes Matter, a career coaching firm for executives who want make a professional leap now (not later), can handle the candid feedback that’s necessary to feel prepared for the toughest interviews, and are open to trying new ways that have been proven to speed up job searches. See how I tackle career challenges in multiple publications including The Huffington Post. Then set-up a 15-minute consultation to get started. New to coaching? Here are some FAQs.

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About Melissa

As a career coach, my plan is to share what I have learned from having: dissected 1,000+ performance evaluations, reported to 20+ bosses, lived in 7 zip codes, worked in 2 foreign countries, transitioned directly from financial services to advertising, started a career coaching firm as a newbie mom, coached lawyers that no longer desired to practice law, helped a plethora of clients with compelling raw materials yet lackluster interview performance skills, earned 2 full rides to top academic institutions, and left law school. View all posts by Melissa →

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