When it comes to finding a job on theright.fit, it’s not just about having the right skills. You also need to create unique, impactful applications that will make you truly stand out.
On our influencer platform, we get inundated with applications from models, actors, and other creative talent from all over on a regular basis. And while we appreciate the effort that goes into sending these applications, we know that we need to give talents an extra push to help you succeed on our platform.
In the world of talents, there is a delicate balance between being unique and differentiating yourself from other talents while still maintaining a sense of professionalism. When you want to showcase your individuality, it is important that any application showcases your personality rather than just highlighting your skills and previous achievements in your modeling career.
When applying to be a talent on theright.fit, it's crucial that you make sure to tailor each application with specific details about why you would be perfect, along with the extra value you can bring to the table. Model agencies and brands want to see that you have put in the extra effort and that you understand what they are looking for.
Diving into the creative world and applying for jobs can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Nobody is an expert during the first try, but with some practice, you can be sending creative kickass applications like a pro on theright.fit!
First impressions matter for modelling agencies
Before you apply for a role with our model agency, please make sure your profile is up to date, and you’ve hit 100% complete. Putting your best foot forward is one of the most important parts when applying to be part of modeling campaigns on the platform. Clients will be looking to know about you, making sure your profile is current is the first point of call.
Help the client understand more about you by including up to date information on your profile such as below:
A strong model bio can help cement what it is you do. Key points should explain who you are, what you do as well, what you have achieved as a promotional model, brands you’ve worked with, places where you’ve been published, etc. Depending on the category you fall under there will be a variation of information. Remember this is about putting your personal brand forward for future gigs, so don’t be afraid to include these kinds of points. If you get stuck, look at what your fashion peers and other users on the platform have on their profiles to draw some inspiration.
Include at least five (5) high-resolution professional photos with no watermarks in a range of styles. Think about the key work you want to attract and tailor the images to reflect that. For example, if you want to do editorial work, make sure that is represented in your profile. Or if you want to do swimwear, make sure you have swim shots. Talent who have more portfolio images (over 10) are likely to book more modeling jobs, as agents can see the variety of work they do and know that they are experienced.
Ensure your social media channels are linked to your profile. Clients look further into your profiles if they’re interested in you, keeping your information there current is important. Add your Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and your follower count will automatically keep up to date. Clients will view these profiles to learn more about you, see your current look, and see the kind of brands you’ve worked with in the past.
Having engaging video content on your profile can also be your best bet to book modeling agency work. This helps clients see things like your accent, how you present yourself, how you move and your acting ability (or video ability if you’re a videographer). It also showcases that you have been booked on these kinds of jobs in the past. If you’re applying for acting work, a showreel is a must!
Start out with a good intro; be professional but personable
A great way to start is always a friendly 'hello' and a sincere expression of your interest in working with the agency, brand, or business. Be professional but also show your character. Stand out by creating a personalised application showing you’ve taken the time to think about what you can offer. Be sure not to copy and paste a generic or templated application. It’s very obvious to clients when you’ve used one! Applications to become a model or talent don’t need to be cookie-cutter serious as clients are looking for personality, but there is a fine line between too much and just enough. Keep it polite and professional.
Answer the big three Ws
When it comes down to it, applying for a listing is basically explaining who you are, what you do and what you can offer.
- Why you? Explain why you’re interested and why you’re great for the role, why you want to become a model for the brand, or why you submitted that casting self-tape. This could be anything from previous experience, your reach and audience or your love for the brand, product, or job on offer.
- What do you do? Let the client know what your background is, keep it short and to the point but include examples of your skillset. Great things to include are examples of experience and knowledge – similar campaigns you’ve done, knowledge of the topic/theme, personal experience with the item or brand, and more. Show them you did your work properly in the past and would gladly do it for this new project.
- What you can do? The goal here is to explain what you are offering to do. Think about what is it that the client is after and what you can offer that sets you apart from the other male or female models or talent. What is it you create that is so special and why are you the best fit for the job? Don’t over-promise on what you can do when writing your application, but definitely sell what you do well to the client.
Finish with a clear call to action
Like any good post, finish with a call to action. Thank the client for their time and let them know the ball is in their court. This can be done by saying “Thank you for your time, I look forward to hearing from you and learning more about the campaign.” Keep it simple.
Examples of calls to action when you apply for modelling jobs online
- “I’m a big fan of Yalumba wines and would love to work with you. I have a 75% Australian audience, a 2% engagement rate, and I frequently post about cooking, food, wine and eating out, so this would feel authentic to my audience. My rate quoted includes one (1) in-feed Instagram post and two (2) stories with a swipe-up link to your website. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.”
- “I have extensive e-commerce experience as a model, having shot with Myer, The Iconic, and Glue Store. I am a size 8, am available for the shoot date, and my measurements on my profile are up to date. Thank you.”
- “I would love to shoot this campaign for your brand and am available for the shoot date. I have eight (8) years of experience as a professional photographer and have worked with many similar makeup brands to yours including Napoleon Cosmetics and Maybelline. I provide all my own equipment and lighting, and the rate is inclusive of editing up to 15 finished shots. Please let me know if you need any further details.”
Proofread your application or model portfolio
When you feel that you’ve written a killer application, go back and read it out loud. This is a great way to revise what you’re trying to say and catch any mistakes you’ve made. Once sent, make it a habit to check your inbox every day to reply to any correspondence between you and the client within a reasonable amount of time. Shorter response times will help you score more work!
With time and practice, writing applications for jobs will become second nature. You already know who you are and what you can do so don’t second guess yourself when putting yourself out there. Happy creating!