Those who are already modelling and others who are keen to get started must understand the importance of keeping us up to date on any relevant experience.
It’s easy to miss out on a job by not telling us something essential about your recent work, pastimes or other capabilities.
Whether you need to create an e-portfolio with us, refresh an existing one or perhaps even add a showreel, then the sooner you do this, the better!
The more up to date, comprehensive and relevant your portfolio is, the more professional you will look to potential clients and the more likely you will be to achieve work.
Furthermore, if you tell us or a client you are going to add something, then it is essential you do this.
Not only does it look bad not to do so, but the client may well move on to someone else who appears more reliable.
So, here is a helpful checklist for you to run through:
1. Set aside some time to have a good look at your e-portfolio or to create one if you have not already done so. Think about whether the photographs on there (or that you are considering uploading) really reflect you as you look now. Decide whether your portfolio could benefit from something fresh or seasonal perhaps.
2. Consider whether you have done any recent work that needs to be added. Have you taken on any modelling assignments or any other jobs that are relevant and could boost your portfolio?
3. Mull over whether you have any new skills, hobbies or talents that are worth adding. Have you recent undertaken any acting classes, for example, or singing lessons. Remember we always want to know about anything that could help you stand out from the crowd or make you particularly suitable for a specific assignment.
4. Think about whether you are ready to put yourself forward for a different type of modelling. Have you become pregnant, for example, and would consider maternity modelling? Have you and your partner decided you would like to work together as a couple?
5. Do you have any feedback you need to tell us about? Perhaps you are recently completed an assignment for us and are still to tell us how it went.
6. What about references? Have any clients given you any feedback or references that would like to let us know about?
7. Those eager to act also need to upload a showreel. Follow our tips on making a showreel and upload it so we can see it. Again, the sooner you do this, the sooner you will be considered for parts or for modelling work that requires a level of acting.