Social media has become an important part of our society and it is not going anywhere anytime soon. Some people try to avoid it like the plague but my suggestion is to embrace it. In fact, when used properly it can get you in touch with the right people very easily. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, and Linked In are all useful in getting in touch with people.
Linked In however, is the best of the bunch to use for advancing your career. Why is this? Because people set up Linked In profiles to connect with other business minded individuals. Linked In has more than 500 million profiles in its database and is by far the best networking site for business professionals. Often the people in charge will click around and view other people’s profiles. How do I know this? Well, last year there were more than 45 million profile views recorded.
If you are an actor I suggest you place all of your work experience on your Linked In profile. Along with this, place your education, projects and any volunteer work on your profile page. When important contacts are surfing around on Linked In they may come across your profile. If they like what they see they could contact you and it can lead to an audition. The entertainment industry is a super competitive business and if you have the opportunity to get an audition on autopilot you better set up you page.
On the flip side, you can be proactive in your search for Directors, Casting Agents, and others within the industry. You can get them in your inner circle on Linked In and then you will have a better chance at securing a gig when they become available. In order to do this it is best to have your profile in order and have your best for forward. Your presentation is key so put some thought into the wording of your profile and what you decide to place on it. Linked In was how I got one of my psychics orlando roles which turned out to be a big break for me in the industry.
Some of the key elements to look for in your profile include your profile picture, the background image, your ability to write and the professional image that you come across. To sum up, put a little effort into your profile and it will be time well spent.