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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Question 64: Since I freelance and move around a lot from show to show, when I do know if it's time to get rid of some old gigs on my resume?

Great question! It's time to get rid of old gigs when your resume becomes more than one page. In our industry, when people are looking at your resume, they are looking for what stands out. That may be:

1. A recognizable project
2. A recognizable person (who hired you)
3. A reputable production company
4. A special skill
5. A-list talent you've worked with

and in some cases...
6. A reputable school (or the school they went to) 

If your resume is longer than a page, weed out what stands out the least and/or what you don't want to represent you any longer. 

Publicize your strengths, weed out your weaknesses.

For more tips and articles by top entertainment industry career coach, The Greenlight Coach, visit: www.theGreenlightCoachBlog.com