Rules for Your Success! (Be yourself)
If you’ve had any experience in the modeling business as high fashion models, you already know that in order to get top modeling jobs you must impress ALL of your modeling clients. To do this, you need to understand that being nice is very important to getting additional assignments. Print modeling jobs are important to your model career and this article should be very helpful in showing you how to get repeat modeling jobs whether you are signed with major modeling agencies like Ford Modeling Agency or Elite Modeling Agency. (Be yourself is important)
1. BE NICE - Be very pleasant and courteous any time you talk with the staff of the company you hope to model for. You never know when the decision-makers that you want to impress will hear through the grapevine that you’re “difficult”. They won’t hire a model that’s hard to get along with! And modeling is so competitive, the client has lots of others to choose from. (Be yourself)
2. FOLLOW THE YELLOW BRICK ROAD - Follow all instructions that you are given to the smallest detail. If there’s a request for more photographs or a composite, do so ASAP. If you’re offered any modeling jobs, respond back immediately with a YES or NO answer, and with whatever other instructions you’re given. If you are not interested in the assignment, decline it graciously.
3. BE SMART - Beginning models and experienced high fashion models should first get their priorities straight. Most first time models should be more concerned with getting experience and exposure than making money. The staff enjoys working with the models who are enthusiastic, pleasant, and dedicated. Be one of these models! Think twice about turning down an assignment just because you are not getting high paying print modeling jobs. Also the traveling might be a little longer than you would like, but it will be worth it as far as experience goes. Even the smallest assignment could make a big difference for you as a beginning model.
4. PAY ATTENTION! – If you are offered a modeling job and you accept it, listen carefully and make notes! If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to ask. Make sure you understand all the details and do whatever is required of you for the job. For instance, if you do not bring the required wardrobe to a photo shoot — you will probably be fired! And, just like any job, you will not be compensated.
5. BE ON TIME – Never, ever show up late for a job! People are waiting on you – staff personnel, other fashion models, stylists, model photographers, etc. who have very busy schedules and no time to waste. Their time is just as valuable as yours. If you are late you may be charged for their time! And you will probably not be called again for any other modeling assignments. If you are unable to show up for a job, make sure you give the company at least 72 business hours’ notice.
6. SEND A THANK YOU – After you’ve worked for a model photographer, company, etc. send a thank you note to express your appreciation for being allowed the exciting modeling opportunity. This is extremely important. By sending a polite thank you note, you are reminding this client of yourself as a working model and increasing your chances for additional upcoming jobs.
Article By: Heather Boilek – HeatherBoilek@aol.com
Editor Since: 11/01/2007
Biography: With a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in the modeling and acting world, I will prove to be an invaluable resource to You. I have experience in both film and on the stage as an actor, and on print and in television as a model. I have a vast resume including MTV, CMT, TBS, Hollister Co., CNN, CBS “Cane”, Popular Photographer Magazine, Playstation 2, ENVY Magazine, Miss Teen Texas International, Pageantry Magazine, and more. I am also a talented dancer, athlete, musician, and artist. My volunteer work with numerous organizations, charities, and services do not go unnoticed and will provide as an excellent roll model for all I work with. I will look forward to working with you in the Future.