Going to agencies can be intimidating for a model since you are unsure if they would like you and want to represent you. You cannot work as a model without an agent. Thus this is critical to your career. Seeing a modelling agency is no exception to being well-prepared for any job interview.
When you go to an agency, you can expect and will be asked to do the following:
They'll want to see you for who you are. Be joyful and relaxed (or as relaxed as possible), smile, and present oneself in the best light possible.
Some agencies require you to know about the modelling profession and where you see yourself fitting in. Have an idea of what model you want to be and where to start and lead your career.
Agents will expect you to arrive on time. Never, ever be late for an appointment. If you are late, they will perceive you as unprofessional and will be unwilling to hire you because you cannot be late for legitimate modelling work.
You should anticipate them to question you. They will not make a selection based just on your appearance. They want to know more about you if you wish to model professionally or just for fun, and how flexible your schedule is.
If you are accepted, you can expect modelling instruction and classes. Studying the modelling industry and how that specific agency operates would be best. Even if you are changing agencies, a refresher course may be required. This is done to ensure that all models are entirely prepared, trained, and ready to represent the agency well.
You can expect a picture shoot for your portfolio. Your headshots and additional full-length pictures will be taken either at the agency or by one of their experienced photographers. All agencies will require updated photographs of you taken by a professional photographer.
You can expect to be instructed on what to do. You can be told to lose weight, change your hairstyle, obtain a tan, and so on. This will be determined by the market and what people want at the moment. It would help if you never did something that made you feel uneasy and had the freedom to refuse. This is not the same as being told to cut your hair because it is split and unkempt.
If modelling employment becomes available, you should know what you will and will not do. If you want to do body modelling, that is acceptable; if you only want to do swimsuit modelling, this is the option for you.
Expect the agent to go through everything with you in great detail. If they don't, ask them about their commission fee structure, how they function, and how much money job models typically make per month. It would be best if you were not scared to inquire about or verify anything. Any agent who is not will be.
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