The following video is part one in our three part series about Acting Resumes from America’s Premier Acting & Modeling Career Coach – Aaron Marcus. In this first part of the series Aaron reveals the hard truth about the importance of resumes for actors.
Hi, my name is Aaron Marcus and I’ve been a full-time actor for nearly three decades and as of today I’ve been booked 1,209 times. I’m going to be creating a series of blog videos about resumes. I’ll be talking about other things as well, but the first thing I’ll be starting off with is your resume. And the way to begin is by telling you that your resume is really not that important. And I’m not being facetious, it’s true.
Now look, I’m not saying that if you don’t have great information, really important things to say on your resume it might not open doors, of course it will. Great training, great jobs, people will take you very seriously, absolutely. However, it’s important for you to know that your resume doesn’t get you a job. As a matter of fact, the most important part of your audition has nothing to do with your acting skills or your resume. It has to do with your look. And if you physically do not look right for the part, unless you’re somebody who’s pretty famous, you’re probably not even going to get called in to read for it.
So after you’ve gotten called in to read, certainly people are going to be taking a look at your resume, but it’s not the deciding factor in any way. I mean what people want to see is what kind of experience you’ve had. Sometimes there’s some aspects to the resume—and I’m going to be talking about this in greater detail and in other blog video—that in some ways it’s even more important than your job experience. You know, the plays that you’ve done, and the films and TV shows that you’ve done.
So the very first thing I just wanted to say in this blog video is if you haven’t done a lot of work, don’t sweat it. Don’t think, “How am I ever going to find an agent?” “How am I ever going to be able to get a job?” “I hardly have anything to put on a resume.” And the next blog video I create, you’re going to be surprised. There is a lot you can say on your resume that will be incredibly helpful to you.
I’m Aaron Marcus, if you have any questions at all always feel free. You can post questions at facebook.com/howtomodel and you can also go to my howtomodel.com page. And you can also receive three incredible videos there that will help you put together a great head shot, that will help you land an agent, and will also help you market yourself. And they’re all free. It’s just my gift to you for visiting howtomodel.com. I’m Aaron Marcus, looking forward to talking with you again soon.
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