When you come to a modelling agency for an interview, it is important that you can show them that you are well-prepared in a professional manner. Here are some tips that models need to remember to make a good first impression with a modelling agency and to improve their chances of getting signed.
Be on time
When you show up on time or early for the interview, it not only helps agencies to be on track with their schedule, but also shows them that you are professional and punctual, which are good qualities for a model to have.
Dress simply in solid colored clothing
It’s recommended that you wear a simple solid colored blouse or sweater. No miniskirts, and no torn or faded jeans. Be natural because that’s what modelling agencies are looking for.
Wear light makeup
Not only your clothes need to be simple, but your makeup should be light as well. Putting too much makeup on makes it difficult for modelling agencies to see features on your face. Wear your hair down and make sure it looks its best.
Prepare for interview questions
Make sure to spend time researching the modelling agency beforehand so that you have a good understanding of what they are looking for. Also, it’s important that you know what your long-term plan is for your potential career because they may ask you about it.
When answering interview questions, make sure you smile and make eye contact with the interviewer. Sit straight, speak clearly, and ask follow-up questions if you don’t understand something.
Bring your portfolio
Modelling agencies need to see your work to make their decision if you are a good fit for their clients. Therefore, remember to bring your portfolio to showcase your experience in the past.
Send a thank you note when you go home
It’s a nice gesture to say thanks and tell them what you liked about your conversation with them. It shows that you paid attention to the interview and that you desire to work with them.