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Week 2- Individual work 2 - Career Research 1 Mary Student...

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Career Research 1 Mary Student Mr. Jones Career Research Paper 3 May 2009
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Career Research 2 At some time or another everyone wants to achieve his or her lifelong dream. My lifelong dream is to become an actor. Becoming an actor is not easy to do. To begin pursuing the acting profession, three challenges need to be accomplished. The first of these challenges is to realize that it may take many years to become successful in this profession and not to become discouraged. The second challenge is to learn some acting skills before seeking representation from an agent. And, the third challenge is to prepare an effective resume and headshot package that will attract an agent and a future job. People interested in acting want to be selected for a great part right away. They want to be discovered and placed in a television show or a film. Being discovered does not happen often. Obtaining a job as an actor is very competitive, as many people want to become actors. Acting is a profession that people seem to crave. Actors have an opportunity to perform in all entertainment venues. They portray a variety of characters and even do research for roles that are complex (BLS). People must realize that “actors endure long periods of unemployment, intense competition for roles, and frequent rejections in audition” (BLS). After realizing that becoming an actor may take some time, people should become
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Career Research 3 prepared to audition for casting directors so that they are as effective as possible when an audition comes up. To obtain an audition for a part, an actor needs agency representation. Most agents require that people have acting or educational experiences before representing them. The potential actor needs to realize that obtaining education is important to his or her success. The actor should consider completing a program at
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