Do Models Need A Resume

If you’re a new model and you haven’t booked any modeling job yet that may be because you’re having problems with creating your modeling resume. This post will teach you what to put in your modeling resume or what your agents and clients are looking for.

On any job outside the modeling industry, you need a resume to list your education, experience, skills, or accomplishments. This shows your potential employer that you’re the right person for this job. First impression matters and to accomplish that you need a good resume.

However, in the modeling industry, there isn’t such a thing as resumes and you don’t need one when you apply for a job. You can rest easy in preparing your perfect resume. Models also apply for a job with their portfolio. This process can be slightly different but you still need to figure out how to make it look perfect.

Online Resumes Won’t Help Land the Modeling Job

Many young girls who aspire to become models use a template they find online and simply fill in the information required. It only takes a few minutes to search for online resumes and countless will show up giving you examples on how to write a modeling resume. There are some legit sites that carry detailed information and explain what a model should put in their resumes and whatnot. The only drawback to this is that most detailed resumes are usually sold for a certain price.

However, you may not wish to spend money before you even start and that’s a smart decision. Most of the agents or scouts working in the industry will never ask you for your modeling resume. Most likely they never used one for the models they represent nor they were asked from a modeling company to have them. So we suggest you save some money when it comes to purchasing online modeling resumes since it’s not mandatory at all.

Use Your Portfolio Instead

In the modeling industry a resume could be compared to portfolios. Instead of listing all your training and education photos can show your potential to agents and scouts. Thanks to their experienced eye they will know whether you’re the right choice for the agency they work for or not. Your portfolio may include previous works, professional shoots, or even snapshots taken by your friends and family. We suggest you use snapshots as they are very acceptable and more authentic than the heavy makeup and photoshopped professional photos.

In order to present your portfolio to agents, scouts, or modeling agencies you can either choose the online way. We suggest you use ten or less of your best photos that you think to show your modeling skills the best way. If you’re printing those photos don’t forget to include your name, stats, and contact information. When you’re putting your photos online you should prepare composite cards as they are quite helpful and show your professionalism.

When Is a Resume Mandatory

The only time models should send resumes is if they are in the acting category. Actors whether new or not should submit resumes to their agents, directors, or clients whenever they are applying for a new job.

That’s all for this post today. To conclude this off if you’re a model then you most likely don’t have to worry about your resume. Models not accustomed to using their modeling resume even when they are applying for a modeling job. As a model, you should let your pictures speak about you. That’s one more benefit for models. They never have to worry about what to write and what not to in a resume.

Having said that, if you are primarily a model, you most likely don’t have to worry about a resume. It is not customary for models who are represented by modeling agencies to use an acting resume, even when they are applying for an acting job.

The bottom line for models is that they don’t need to stress about modeling resumes—agents and clients don’t want them and models don’t need them. Models always let their pictures do the talking.=