Instead of repeating myself, I'll just give you a few tips:
1. Create buzz about yourself that an agent will take notice of
2. Know the timing of the industry (If you're an actor, agents who rep TV actors are headed into pilot season, so a better time to pursue an agent would be after pilot season when they've let go of their clients who didn't deliver)
3. Remember that agents get +10% for a reason. You are still 100% responsible for your success and an agent is icing on the cake.
For more tips and articles by top entertainment industry career coach, the Greenlight Coach, visit www.TheGreenlightCoachBlog.com