You did it and you were invited to an interview in the modeling agency? Excellent! Now it’s about making a first good impression! How you can optimally prepare for your first meeting, you will find out here.
How do you prepare for the job interview?
The first thing you should do is to find out more about the agency on the internet and to remember the most important points about the agency, such as locations, agency team and customer and model portfolio. Furthermore, you should put together a varied selection of your pictures and bring your book or a USB stick with your pictures to the performance date.
You want to become a model! The appearance in the agency
The first impression counts and a trained Booker eye misses nothing. Do yourself the favor and go to sleep on time the day before your performance date, because enough sleep will help you to present yourself in top form. You should also be neat and natural, just put on a light make-up and present yourself in a simple, body-contoured outfit, similar to the Polaroids. Another criterion for a successful appearance: Be in a good mood! A good look is half the battle, because the booker sees you with the same eyes as a potential customer. If you have bad manners and look rude or uninspired, this falls back to the agency. A booker will only include you in the agency portfolio if he can send you to a client with a clear conscience.
Flexibility is paramount for models at the beginning
For a modeling agency your motivation is a crucial criterion. Become aware of the following in advance: Do you want full-time modeling or is modeling for you more of a hobby or extra income? Big agencies will only work with you if you are flexible in terms of time and modeling is your priority. There is nothing more disagreeable for an agency than a model that does not have time to go to auditions or accept jobs. In addition, you should think about what your exact motivation is to model. Think about: Why do you want to model? What is important to you? Convince the modeler’s bookers of your motivation, your experience, your time flexibility and generally your benefits.
Process of the interview in the modeling agency
The procedure of the job interview in a modeling agency varies depending on the agency. Basically, you introduce yourself at the beginning, presenting your experiences, your motivation and your preferences. The booker looks at your footage with you and often gives you a direct, short feedback. Depending on the booker’s interest in you as a model, your measurements will be measured, short Polaroid images or video presentations made. You may need to introduce yourself in English briefly so that the booker can see directly if he can suggest you to international clients. Last but not least, a booker can ask you to put your skills to the test, i. He wants to see a short posing or a short catwalk run of you.
Admission in the modeling agency – The call
After your personal performance date, it’s time to wait and see, because the agency will accept you in the rarest cases immediately. As a rule, the Booker team says goodbye to you with the words “Thank you for your visit. If interested, we will contact you. “And that can sometimes take a while. If you have not received any feedback after two weeks, it is recommended to send a short e-mail to the booker, in which you kindly ask if the agency has already made a decision regarding your inclusion in the model card index. This shows your strong will. Basically, you should then receive a commitment or commitment. If this is not the case, you have no choice but to wait and hope for the best. In no case should you write further e-mails or make calls, because you do not want to annoy the agency and if there is interest, the agency will contact you.