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5 Reasons why image consulting is the best job ever

Can you look at a great item of clothing and instantly think of three ways to wear it? Do your friends run to you for advice when picking out outfits for special occasions? An eye for fashion, great people skills and a good work ethic could mean you're well on your way to a successful career as an image consultant. Read on to learn the reasons why image consulting is one of the most exciting global professions.

If you have an eye for fashion, great people skills and a good work ethic, this may be the career for you.

1. You experience the joy of helping others

Image consulting is all about helping other people realise and reach their full potential – both outwardly through their appearance and inwardly through their self-esteem. Seeing the difference that the right colours, a great ensemble and a revamped wardrobe can have on a person’s confidence is definitely the most rewarding part of the job. This newfound self-assurance often leads to new opportunities in careers and relationships, which you get to witness alongside your client.

2. You’re the boss

If the thought of long hours, pointless meetings and uninspiring offices gets you down, the idea of being your own boss will probably appeal to you. As an image consultant and entrepreneur, you get to set your own pace, hours and goals and take responsibility for propelling your business forward. Entrepreneurship is incredibly exciting and challenging, and the opportunities are endless when you’re the one setting the course.

3. It’s a global, fast-growing industry

From business executives and lawyers to sales people and regular office workers, people are realising the power of first impressions and recognising the important role that image plays in their professional performance and personal lives. This has led to image consulting becoming a highly sought-after service both locally and internationally, creating incredible career opportunities for those trained in personal and corporate image consulting.

4. You get to do what you love for a living

Sadly, not everyone gets the chance to pursue a career they are truly passionate about (or take the risks needed to chase their goals). With image consulting, you can channel your passion for beauty, fashion or shopping into a profitable and stable career – living out what many would consider the dream!

5. It’s anything but ordinary

If you’re looking for a dynamic and evolving career, image consulting is it. The field, as well as people’s needs, are ever-changing, guaranteeing that you’ll never feel stagnant or bored. And if you ever feel like exploring something new, you can branch into a different area of personal or professional image, like personal shopping, celebrity styling, commercial styling or corporate workshops.

Ready to turn your dream career into a reality? Find out more about our image consultant training courses here. We offer both online and in-class courses. We will also provide you with the tools and support you need to build a business from the ground up.


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