Promote Your Multimedia Resume - Marketing Your Resume Link
After you've created one or multiple Multimedia Resumes on BackStage.com, the next step is to make sure that people see your resume.
First, make sure to choose the Public or Confidential option as the Exposure Level for at least one of your resumes. Public and Confidential resumes are showcased in the Back Stage Talent Database, allowing casting directors, agents, and other industry professionals to discover you whenever they're searching for talent.
The second step is to submit your Multimedia Resume to projects by clicking on the "Submit Online" link or "Apply" button anytime these options are available on a casting notice that you're interested in.
Finally, create a customized quick-link pointing to the shareable version of your resume(s), and then come up with a marketing strategy to get your link out to as many people as possible.
The following are resume-link marketing tips to help get you started:
1) Visit your Manage My Resumes page on BackStage.com, scroll down to the "Promote Your Resumes" section, and then click on the "Your Resume Page Link" option. (This will provide you with a link to the "shareable" versions of your resumes. Simply copy this unique URL, and then share it with anyone you'd like. It's important that you use this option, because this "shareable" link will allow people to view your resumes without having to log into BackStage.com; perfect for marketing your resume to everyone at once.)
2) Now visit www.tinyurl.com/ResumeQuickLink to find out how to use your Resume Landing Page to create a nice, short "quick link" that points directly to a shareable version of your FULL resume, like this example link: www.tinyurl.com/SriGordon.
3) Now start marketing and promoting your link: Email the link to your contacts; add it to your permanent email signature; put the link on your business cards and your hardcopy resumes; add your resume-link to your posts, tweets, and profiles on social-networks like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Tumblr, and LinkedIn; and promote your resume-link on your pages on other websites, like IMDb, iActor, YouTube, and any casting sites you belong to.
4) You can even add your Resume Page Link to search engines: To add your resume-link to Google, visit Google's Add Your URL page. Or visit Microsoft's Bing URL Submission page and the Yahoo! Search/Submit Your Site page.
Please leave a comment below if you have additional ideas about how actors can use their BackStage.com Multimedia Resumes to market themselves!
Casting directors and employers usually have to have a secure Back Stage Casting Center/Employer account in order to find and view your resumes in the BackStage.com Talent Database. However, with your Resume Page Link you can share your resumes with everyone, without them needing to log in. Revealing your Resume Page Link to others will make your resumes' content less private, but it will ensure that more people see your resumes.
All of your "Public" and "Confidential" resumes are displayed on your Resume Page. Your "Private" resumes are hidden from this page. To change a resume from Private to Public or Confidential, visit your Manage Resumes page, click on the Edit button next to the resume of your choice, and then change its "Exposure Level" on the Main page of the Resume Builder/Editor.
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