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Second Career Opportunities for Women

HERE IS WHY BECOMING AN IMAGE CONSULTANT AND SOFT SKILLS TRAINER IS THE SAFEST, MOST LUCRATIVE AND RESPECTABLE OPTION FOR WOMEN LOOKING AT A SECOND CAREER.

There are a lot of educated and ambitious women in India today who wish to achieve something on their own. However, due to family reasons and social obligations, many of them never work outside of their homes. If they did work before, they end up taking a sabbatical from employment. There are also several women who are currently in employment but wish to leave and start something of their own. More and more women are looking to become self employed for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Financial Independence
  • Self Respect
  • Dignity
  • Sense of Achievement
  • Desire to Contribute to Growth of others
  • Flexible Working Hours allowing time for family and social obligations

Today, becoming an Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer is one of the safest, most gratifying, respectable and lucrative choices for women desiring to become self employed. The reasons for this are as under.

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GROWING INDUSTRY

Most of the other options for a woman in your position are in well established industries. There are already hundreds of thousands of people in those somewhat stagnant industries. Image Consulting and Soft Skills Training, however, is a growing industry in India. The number of qualified and certified practitioners is small. This is the perfect time to enter the Industry in order to reap handsome rewards in the future.

GREAT RESPECTABILITY

Becoming a Consultant and Trainer has great respectability. Training is a very noble profession and commands a lot of respect from clients, peers and family.

SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT

An Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer’s job is to help people become more successful. They are catalysts in the growth of others, which then leads to their own growth as well. Helping others grow gives a phenomenal sense of achievement.

TOTAL FLEXIBILITY

As an Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer, you can choose when to work and whom to work with. You can choose the client segment, as well as the working hours. It is also a profession which is completely mobile. This is very important as there could be several instances where you might need to relocate. No matter where you go, the market for Image Consultants is huge, and you can start working immediately.

POTENTIAL TO GROW

While you can start at any level as an Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer there is a huge potential to grow based on your capacity, capability and interest. A few Image Consultants are now getting into producing clothes and cosmetics as well! There are huge opportunities in the future to make your practice a large business model.

MARKET FOR EVERYONE

Many times, when women are looking at self-employment opportunities, one question that always comes to their minds is, “Can I do it?” Training and Development is one business where there is a market for everyone as there are market segments at varied levels. India is a training starved country and most people have never undergone a formal training session. Even the Government of India has started initiatives to train and skill 500 million people in the next few decades. Most of the market segments are at levels that could be trained by well-read and travelled College graduates. Of course, one needs a structured approach and material and ICBI provides this to you. So based on your background, upbringing, experience and exposure, you can target a market segment which is at the right level for you.

NO INVESTMENT OTHER THAN THE PROGRAM

No matter which Industry you choose, you need a qualification in that field. However, in most cases there are other sizable investments to be made in addition to this. In many options you need to invest in a physical establishment with interiors, various kinds of equipments, license fee in case of franchise, etc. Becoming an Image Consultant does not require any sizable investment other than the qualification itself. Any more investment required will always be in the form of what you invest on yourself in terms of clothes, makeup products, photo shoot, etc. Also there are no recurring expenses to be paid in terms of rent and salaries, etc. These and other recurring costs can be a big problem in some of the other self-employment options.

MARKETING

Marketing is usually the biggest challenge in starting and operating an independent business. Marketing and advertising is really expensive. ICBI has a huge marketing and advertising budget. This advertising creates a huge awareness in the market and all that you have to do is to utilize the generated awareness through social media to create visibility for yourself.

LUCRATIVE EARNING OPPORTUNITY

An established Image Consultant and Soft Skills Trainer charges around Rs 25,000 for a complete One on One Consulting package and between Rs 15,000 to Rs 50,000 or more for one day of group training. As you grow in the industry, your earning potential grows with you.

HUGE CAPTIVE WORK

ICBI is in a unique position by being the largest producer of Image Consultants and Soft Skills Trainers in the world and at the same time being their largest consumer for these services. ICBI has a lot of in-house training work which gets outsourced to its trained consultants. ICBI also generate a lot of enquiries for corporate training, one on one consulting and other assignments and these are outsourced to trained students based on their capability and interest.

 

See the video below on how many women are changing lives as Image Consultants.

Women changing lives video.

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