Nashville, TN (PressExposure) December 17, 2009 -- With her new book, Advance Your Image: Putting Your Best Foot Forward Never Goes Out of Style, image consultant and owner of paNASH Style, Lori Bumgarner, provides her expertise on ways to improve all facets of oneâs image. While image is an important factor in both personal and professional success, Bumgarner says, âimage is even more important now than ever before to have a competitive edge in todayâs job market, regardless of the industry.â
Much like Nashville recording artists have discovered that image is just as important as talent to be marketable, so have job seekers, entrepreneurs, and more. Having worked with recording artists and others looking to advance their professional and personal goals (including everyone from recent college graduates to retirees and everyone in between such as busy moms and career changers), Bumgarner has seen the common challenges that most people face in presenting themselves in the best possible light.
Research shows that people make judgments based on oneâs image in the first seven seconds of meeting that person. In addition, hiring managers typically spend only 10-20 seconds initially looking at a job applicantâs resume. In order to teach people how to make the best first impression possible, Bumgarner has provided in Advance Your Image tried and true techniques on all aspects of image including look and dress, online presence, resume writing, networking skills, and interview presentation.
With ten years experience as a career adviser and public speaker, Bumgarner currently works with a variety of people in the entertainment industry including recording artists, songwriters, professional athletes and entertainers to develop their image and keep it polished. She has also worked with clients from other industries seeking to achieve professional success, along with people also looking to achieve success in their personal endeavors. Bumgarner has shared her expertise in various local, regional and international magazines, local radio shows, and in various speaking engagements for organizations such as the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI).
Intended to be convenient and easy to read, Advance Your Image will provide the reader with some of the same tips and expertise Bumgarner uses in her work with her various clients. Also, Bumgarner has made the eco-positive decision to make Advance Your Image available electronically. It can be purchased for $17.99 at [http://stores.lulu.com/paNASHstyle] or on the paNASH Style Web site at www.paNASHstyle.com.