View Eperformer.com policy statement  
Home Auditions Links Resources Profiles Features Media Store
Feature stories about performing, auditioning, and the arts.
 

Starting at Zero: Resumes

Intro
Vital Statistics: p.1
Experience: p.2
Training: p.3
Skills: p.4
The Truth: p.5
Getting Started: p.6
About Layout: p.7


Introduction

Your Resume"Who am I anyway? Am I my resume?" So goes Edward Kleban's lyric from "A Chorus Line." Clearly, as performers, and as people, we are not our resumes. Most successful performers have a very clear idea that they are marketing a product; a resume is merely a product description. Understanding and accepting that premise can be valuable when you face the task of creating or fine tuning your performing arts resume.

Along with your headshot, your performing arts resume is your primary sales tool. You want to market yourself in your best light, without overstating your abilities or experience.

In short, your resume is your performing arts history reduced to a single 8" x 10" sheet of paper. It should contain the highlights of your performing experience and should be stapled to the back of your headshot (as opposed to providing to prospective employers separately).

Maybe you're just starting your career and aren't quite sure what the expectations are for your resume. Or maybe you have that sinking feeling that your current resume isn't up to par. We've got some good advice for both new performers and performers with lots of experience.

More ...
Vital Statistics


Previous Previous | Next Next

Copyright 2000. TVW Enterprises, Inc. All rights reserved.

Our Sponsors ...


Search Amazon.com



Search CDnow



Labelled with ICRA

Best viewed
with:
Download Internet Explorer