So, you've created a StarNow profile and now you can sit back, relax and wait for your invitation to the Oscars. Right? Wrong.
Ever heard the saying "genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration"? In many cases, success depends much more on the time and effort you put in. Talent is great, but no matter how talented you are, you won't get cast if you don't put the work in.
StarNow members who apply for the most jobs, land the most jobs. Simple.
To get the most out of your StarNow membership, and increase your chances of getting cast, follow these five steps daily. Rinse, and repeat.
1. Apply, apply, apply. Be pro-active. Infact, be super pro-active. Apply for jobs regularly and keep going – it's normal not to be cast in every job you apply for.
2. Check your matching jobs. Apply for jobs that suit you – don't go applying for random roles as the grandma in a TV commercial if you're a 17-year-old. Check your matching jobs daily and apply for the roles that suit you.
3. Have a headshot. A good clear photo of your face is fine to get you started and is much better than nothing. Check out our advice about headshots on our blog.
4. Write great intros. Nail your application message! Keep it short, and if you're perfect for the role, tell them why. Make sure you write a tailored application message for each role you apply for.
5. Check your messages. Reply to messages straight away. Casting professionals often don't have much time, and if you respond quickly, you're more likely to get cast.
Work these habits into your routine and watch what happens. You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Start today by checking your latest matching jobs!
About the author
Kalista Campbell is StarNow's Digital Marketing Executive. She manages StarNow's social media, blog and monthly newsletters, and works with our Ambassadors to bring you useful tips, tricks and advice. In the office she's known for her tidy desk, being fluent in emoji, and her often sassy one-liners. Her best day at work was when everyone dressed up as her for her birthday.