Step 4: Build Your Resume

Step 4: Build Your Resume

Your resume is a vital part of your marketing tool kit. Learn how to go through step by step to format your acting resume and what content and skills to include.

Step 4: Build Your Resume
  • Intro to Resumes

    Here we have your essential tips and hints to create a resume that best represents you.

    1. Be selective
    2. Present yourself accurately
    3. Showcase your essence

    For your step by step guide, go to: https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv/videos/how-to-format-your-resume

  • 4. Build Your Resume

  • How To Format Your Resume - A Step By Step Video Tutorial

    With Kym Jackson, working actor, SAG-AFTRA delegate, career coach, author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & co-founder of The Secret Actor Society.

    Link to Google Docs Resume Template (click "File" then "Download", or if you have Google Docs: "Make a copy"):
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/11...

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  • THE JOURNEY - Course 2A | Marketing Materials That Get You Auditions

    As the first point of contact with filmmakers and casting directors, your marketing materials are an extension of yourself and an indication of your level of professionalism. Get clear knowledge on how to make your entire acting toolkit match that of any top-working actor in the industry.

    We wi...

  • Should I Put Content I Created On My Resume? If So, How Should I Represent It?

    with Melissa Center. Actor | Filmmaker | Co-Founder of Whole Self Systems
    https://www.wholeselfsystems.com/

    Do I put my self producing content on my resume?
    How do I label my web series i produced on my resume?
    Is my self created content worth putting on my resume?
    Should I put my self produced ...

  • Should I List Various Accents On My Resume?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Do I put skills on my resume?
    Do I have to be flawless at an accent to include it on my resume?
    How d...

  • I Don't Have Many Resume Credits Yet So Should I Fake It Til I Make It ?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    How can I standout without very few credits on my resume?
    Can I make things look bigger than they are...

  • How Do I Distinguish Between Sketch & Webseries On My Resume?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Is sketch considered a web series on a resume?
    Do I put a webseries in the television section on a re...

  • Should I Write My Character Name On My Resume?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    How do I list my role for a movie on my resume?
    How do I list my role for tv show on my resume?
    How d...

  • My Resume Doesn't Stack Up To Others My Age - Help!

    Kevin E. West, Veteran TV Actor, Consultant, International Education Speaker
    www.KevinEWest.com
    www.actors-network.com

    SAS Resources: https://secretactorsociety.com/member-resources

    Watch this video on the SAS iPhone App here:

    My resume is small compared to my contemporaries, is it over for m...

  • How Is My Resume Important For Commercial Casting?

    With Shaan Sharma, Storytellers Conservatory, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Do resumes matter to commercial casting directors?
    Will a commercial agent care about my resume?
    Do I list my previous commercials on my resume?
    How do I represent ...

  • What Is The Acceptable Formatting For Resumes In The US?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    How do I layout my resume?
    How do I set out my resume?
    How do I write a resume?
    What do I include for...

  • Should I List My Skills On A Resume?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Can I include sports on my resume?
    Should I put sword fighting on my resume?
    Should I put accents on ...

  • Can I List TVC Credits On My Resume?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Can I put commercials on my resume?
    When is it OK to put commercials on my CV?
    How can I reflect my c...

  • What Is A 'One Sheet' And Do I Need One If I Have A Resume?

    with Ryan Basham, Coach, Trainer & Speaker, Political Analyst & Activist
    www.ryanbasham.com

    Why do I need a one sheet?
    What do I put on a one sheet?
    How can I make a one sheet?
    Are one sheets essential?
    Do I need one sheets?
    How big should a one sheet be?
    What do I need to put on a one sheet?
    Ca...

  • What Is The Difference Between A Co-Star & A Guest Star On A Resume?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com

    What is a co-star?
    What is a guest star?
    How many days do I have to work on a guest star contract?
    How many days do I have to work on a...

  • Should I Print My Resume On Colored Paper?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com

    What is the industry standard for printing a resume?
    Should I use colored paper for my resume?
    Do you think I should print my resume in...

  • How To Add A TV Episode To Your IMDB

    How to add TV episodes to your IMDB profile.

    For adding short or feature length films, please use the video below instead:
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv/videos/how-to-add-films-to-your-imdb

    You don't need to wait for production​ to add you to a project on IMDB unless you're under an NDA o...

  • How To Add Films To Your IMDB

    How to add short and feature length film credits to your IMDB profile.

    For adding TV episodes, please use the video below instead:
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv/videos/how-to-add-a-tv-episode-to-your-imdb

    You don't need to wait for production​ to add you to a project on IMDB unless you're...