Acting Advice

Ask Me!: Light on the resume, should I wait to network?

Anonymous asked
So I wanna get out there an network and go to seminars but all I have to my resume is 2 jobs doing extra work and non sag membership, should I get more credits and a membership or go to those seminars regardless?

Both!

I think it’s a mistake a lot of us make when we hold off from doing something because we don’t have the perfect resume, headshot, haircut etc. But by putting yourself out there, regardless of how prepared you are can be a very good practice. But it’s only worth it if you are doing everything you can to resolve these blind spots. If your resume is light on the credits you must do what you can to add to it, but you should absolutely continue to put yourself out there so that you get into peoples heads. No one will discover you to be the perfect person to play the lead in a TV show if you’re sitting at home waiting until you have the right credit to put on your resume.

Plus, a lot of these seminars are audition-based, so if you go into that room and nail your read/monologue you will do more than anything on your resume can do on its own.

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About The NYC Actor

Angela Dee is a professional actress working in Film, Theatre, TV, Commercials and Voiceovers. She currently lives in New York. www.angeladee.com

One Response to “Ask Me!: Light on the resume, should I wait to network?”

  1. >Great question and answer!

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