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

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

November 19, 2012 Changing Careers

Fashion Career Change Tips How to Dress for Jobs in Creative FieldsSince 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.

About the author

Melissa Llarena: is the CEO and career coach behind Career Outcomes Matter. Her craft is coaching top executives on how to dissect and deliver the perfect job interview. Her client base includes US-based as well as international business leaders with 15-plus years of experience who are undeniably really good at what they do yet simply want a strategic partner who can quickly fully understand their tangible and intangible contributions to effectively scale up their interviewing skills for the toughest interviews. Click to gain instant access to her 20-page interview preparation kit to gain an edge then schedule a phone call to see how she’d leverage her most powerful insights based on your unique situation -- all in time for your next interview.