25. Resume and Business Card

A)  Prepare a resume slanted toward modeling assignments.  This
resume should stress your education and experience in
performing and in people-related activities.  It should
stress skills (ballroom dancing, writing, counseling),
rather than titles (dorm-leader, yearbook editor, drag-
racer), and should end with three personal references who
know you are interested in modeling.  If possible, at least
one of these people should be an artist with whom you have
worked as a model.  If you have worked with well-known
artists, be sure to list them, even if not as references;

list types of posing you have done (painting, sculpture,
photography, anatomy), as well as places which have hired
you.

B)  Get a business card prepared, and carry several with you
wherever you go.  You should send two or three with each
resume; hand out two or three at each interview; tape or glue
an envelope of business cards on the inside cover of your
portfolio, hand a few cards out at your first session with
an artist or a group, if the people seem worth your while.
The card will be especially effective if it is typeset on
light-colored (not white) stock, with a graphic logo.  The
color and logo should be different from the color and logo on
other cards you may distribute, so you can identify your
modeling card easily.  Place on the card your name, the
title “artist’s model”, and a phone number where you can
be contacted, as a model, without embarrassment. Do not
include your address, but leave room so you can write that on
later, for people who may have a good reason to need it.

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