Namely, how to attach your résumé to your headshot.
Assuming you have a dynamite glow-in-the-dark headshot that looks just like you on your best day AND is 8"x10", in color, matte finish (not glossy), with borders and name on front; you would like to keep the elegance of your promotional material. Interestingly enough, a bad job of attaching your trimmed 8"x10" résumé can gum up the works, pun intended. And cheapen the product - you. What are the options, plusses and minuses?
1. Glue stick. No. Glue sticking a résumé can dry out and a résumé separates and floats to the bottom of a file drawer, joining the other orphan résumés bearing traces of glue stick.
2. Rubber cement. Will create more wrinkles and lumps than you ever thought. Old before its time. How you will look when you're 85.
3. Staples. Long considered the industry approach. Often because they are not aware of a better, simpler, more elegant alternative. [Coming up on that.] Think about this: you have a beautiful headshot and it gets punched through by clunky staples. AND, if you update your résumé and remove the old staples, then add more staples and more holes. Starts to look a bit chewed up. Also, a hard copy headshot/résumé could get filed in a file drawer usually overstuffed with other headshots/ résumés. Forced in, ripped out. And every other one in front and behind yours gets the same treatment.
What, oh, what to do in these perilous times to solve this crisis?
4. Permanent double-sided Scotch tape. 1" on each corner is all it takes. No lumps, no bumps. If you have to replace your résumé, just peel off the old one, put the new one on. AND, it preserves the elegance of your costly headshot. Beware: there is now a removable double sided Scotch tape version now on the market. Be careful not to buy this by mistake. It will not hold your resume and make for résumé rage. Make sure what you buy is permanent double sided Scotch tape. Staples has it; Duane Reade has the one you don't want.
As they say, the devil is in the details. People are either consistently superior on all fronts, or consistently mediocre on all fronts, or consistently substandard on all fronts. Being consistently superior on all fronts presents a professional actor, one that shows that they are competitive and hirable. This is just one little contributing factor that cumulatively adds to your luster.
Of course, this advice is only helpful generally speaking. There are always cases where a particular casting director will rather you use staples or some other method, so always follow the advice of your agent prior to an audition.
Does your presentation meet the standard that makes us happy to pass your headshot along to the decision maker?