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Finding and Landing Modeling Jobs
Becoming a model is one of those achievements that may seem unattainable to many people. It seems as if only those special few people can become the stereotypical, independently wealthy models that everyone dreams of. Well, there may only be a handful of those models in existence, but there are many models that are featured in newspaper advertisements, magazine articles and ads, small town television commercials, fashion shows at the local mall, and various other media features.
What Does This Mean?
What does this mean for you? Well, it means that you have more opportunities that you may think to break into the modeling profession. It is very rare for someone to instantly become an overnight superstar. It does happen on occasion, but that is not the normal textbook career path for most models. Most often the first modeling jobs that are landed are small time, low paying, low profile gigs that are taken only to pay the rent or simply to get experience to add to your resume.
You should always aim high, but do not be afraid to be content with less. In other words, you should always apply for and expect to get the good paying, high profile jobs, but do not turn down the low profile, low paying jobs as being beneath you. While you may have the quality necessary for the better jobs your high quality will only improve the final product of the gig you participate in and give you the much needed experience to acquire the jobs you truly deserve.
Update Your Modeling Jobs
While you participate in the lower profile modeling jobs, make sure that you are continually updating and upgrading your profile and resume. This means that you must add the experience and any resulting images and videos to your resume on an ongoing basis. You should also have a professional website that you also keep updated with fresh recent images and again, an updated resume. As your resume grows you will find that you qualify for a wider variety of modeling jobs.
In the Mean Time
It is very common for aspiring models to work other jobs while waiting for their modeling career to blossom. You may have to take a “normal job” to pay the rent while you continue to work at your modeling. Be continually on the lookout for modeling job opportunities. Search online modeling job websites, craigslist, local newspapers, the back of many magazines have these kinds of postings, job posting sites, and anywhere else that you can find where you run across modeling job postings.
Do not get discouraged if it takes you a while to land your first modeling job. It only takes one good break to impress the right person and that can skyrocket your career. Continue to do all of the little things that get you the modeling jobs while you do what is necessary to make ends meat. Diligence will pay off in the end.