In the world of entertainment, talent are naturally the “entertainers.” You may think that’s a given, but take the thought a bit further and think about what you have to offer that really is entertaining! Coming up blank?
Here’s the bottom line: we watch things on television that are interesting. How many shows do you get excited about that honestly resemble everyday life? The viewer (the individual a talent is hired to entertain) wants to see and experience something outside of what they spend their daily life doing. Even shows like The Office aren’t the typical day to day life, despite the setting and situations. In this case, a handful of extreme characters make the show interesting and solidify the viewership. (Yes, you may have one crazy person in your office, but that doesn’t make you Pam.)
Now getting back on track, what is it that makes you interesting? Like getting viewers, sometimes showcasing an interesting facet can get a talent noticed or help the talent become memorable!
So what does the Special Skills section of your resume say about you? Sure, teleprompter is important, but what skill do you possess that less than 20% of your peer group can do?
What about your Hobbies? Something that may not seem like a big deal to you might be exactly what a production is looking for! Maybe knitting is boring for some people, but if there is an infomercial looking for a host to promote a new knitting book or product, you just might direct book yourself into a job by mentioning it!
Don’t limit yourself – these two categories are gold mines when utilized well! Even posting your special skills as a comment to this blog might get more hits connected to your name in the great world of google – why not tell us what makes you special?