Acting Resume Example

Here's A Critique of An Acting Resume:

Dear Mitchell,

Your choice of a “Specialty” format for your resume was wise and quite appropriate. The finished document can be sent to prospective employers or be used as promotional pieces as you begin to build your own clientele and martial arts studio.

Per your email request sent to ResumeEdge, I searched the Internet for appropriate martial arts photographs as a background for your resume, and used #2 of 5 - the photo you liked best.

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Acting Resume Critique:

I began your resume by “floating” the text over the picture and used the Pepita MT font for your name. The bold strokes quickly draw attention to your name and the tag directly beneath it - “Martial Artist.”

Because you’ll also be using this resume as a promotional piece, I immediately listed your specialties - “Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Chi-Kung, Jiu-Jitsu, and Karate.” At a glance, a client or an employer can see what you have to offer.

In the brief paragraph that follows, I emphasized your qualifications. Unlike an Objective that states what you want, a Qualifications Summary explains what you have to offer. There’s an important difference in placing your clients’ or a future employer’s needs above your own.

Acting Resume Critique:

In this paragraph, I described you as an “Award-winning Instructor / Black Belt honored as a Grandmaster and member in the International Grandmaster Committee.” I then wrote of your background studying with Grandmaster Ji Han Jae and your other achievements. I ended this section by listing your linguistic capabilities. Because your students will come from many different areas and cultures, your fluency in English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and French is a strong selling point.

In the middle of the resume, I listed your impressive championships and your theatrical appearances. In this manner, you can distribute the resume to martial arts schools, clients, and also film studios.

Acting Resume Critique:

I ended the resume with your contact information. You’ll notice I placed your phone number first and in a much larger type than your email or physical address.

The reason for this is that clients or employers will generally call you first, email you second, and rarely, if ever, contact you through the mail. By increasing the font size of your phone number, I’ve made that data easily readable and readily accessible to both clients and employers.

All decisions to modify data were in keeping with the guidelines and standards set forth by the Professional Association of Resume Writers.

With this resume / marketing piece, you now have a powerful tool that’s well organized and filled with pertinent data, while also being aesthetically pleasing.

It was a pleasure serving you, Mitchell.

Best of luck in all your future endeavors.

ResumeEdge Editor
Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)

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