Not everyone needs an image makeover. If you work a cushy desk job in a laid back office where khakis and polos are tolerated, coming to work in designer threads and gesticulating like a car salesman won’t help you much.
A consultant’s service becomes valuable when you’re moving up the corporate ladder and image becomes increasingly vital. You’re making important contacts and meeting other business leaders. You’re representing your entire company at events. You want to impress potential clients, partners and your superiors. It’s at this point that you need one.
If you’re changing careers say from the military or technology into law, where you’ll be speaking in front of judges and juries, your concept of style could use a little polish. Image-intensive fields like entertainment, public relations and sales demand people with impeccable appearances. Consider a consultant if you’re heading that way.