Wardrobe “Basic Load”

Veterans: Do you have a closet full of military garb that you may not need any more? Might you be wondering what you should replace it with? What kind of professional dress do you need to wear in order to shine in your interviews?

Among the many resources on my website, I’ve accumulated a Wardrobe “Basic Load” that will help answer these questions and augments the content of Mission Transition. This guidance will work in almost every professional environment. But I would add that you need to be knowledgeable enough about the organization with which you are interviewing to flex your dress appropriately. For example, high tech companies tend to dress less formally; and showing up in a suit may send a signal that you can’t fit in. As always, leverage your network to get clarity on the precise dress requirements of the organization with which you are interviewing. Good luck!

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Matthew Louis

Matt Louis is one of the nation’s leading experts in career transition for veterans and public service professionals. He coaches individuals on their transition efforts and advises employers on hiring programs designed to successfully assimilate these valuable talent pools. He is the author of the forthcoming HarperCollins book Mission Transition, a practical guide for veterans in transition and their employers.