Best Foot Forward

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For my “day” job, I just spent three days working auditions for over 400 actors, who were seen by over 40 producing companies. While my job was more “meet and greet”, I had direct access to several headshots while I alphabetized them. In another part of my life, I had career services come in to talk to my students about resumes, cover letters, networking, and LinkedIn. And in a third part of my life (the writing part), I am working on websites, cards, social media profiles, and collateral materials, and carefully looking at how other writers handle their marketing persona.

Suffice it to say, I’ve seen quite a range of materials. I have run across, too frequently, materials that just miss the mark, which leads me to this post. Five steps for putting your best foot forward to people who don’t know you.

1. Details matter. If the standard size for…

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