One of the most important things you need to do for your career is make people aware of who you are. One way to do that is to create a website to promote yourself and your skills.
Another useful method is sending out resumes to as many potential employers as possible. Who needs bodyguards? Celebrities! One of the most powerful informational tools you can obtain is The Celebrity Black Book
2010: Over 59,000 Accurate Celebrity Addresses. This book can significantly expand your database of contacts.
A great feature of the Celebrity Black Book is that you can pay a small fee and have online access to the latest information–actors, musicians, sports figures and the like are often changing agents, business managers, and public relations people. A free 30 day test-drive of Contact Any Celebrity’s membership Web site and online database is available (just mail or fax the coupon included with the Celebrity Black Book).
It is important to understand that you may never hear from these individuals. The success of your endeavors depend on a number of issues:
First, your cover letter and resume have absolutely got to be top-notch.
These people are barraged by people in the industry, media, charitable companies, autograph seekers and yes, the public at large, which may include strange, obsessive and bizarre people!!
Anything less than articulate, professional, well-crafted materials will simply be thrown away.
Secondly, the individual may not NEED your services AT THIS TIME. They may just not have the time to send a (qualified) candidate a letter, but those (again, top-notch) materials may be going into a folder for future needs.
You just won’t be informed of that.
Thirdly, you cannot expect one cover letter and resume to get you noticed.
Persistence is the key to succeeding. I personally know the story of a junior executive who wanted very much to land a particular client. He called the client’s office every Thursday at the same time and left a message. He never got a return call, but he continued to call every Thursday at the exact same time, leaving his name, company and telephone number. He did this for over 6 months. Finally, the potential client called, impressed by the persistence this young man showed. He granted him a meeting, and the junior executive landed the client–the biggest in the history of the company–and landed himself a six-figure position with the company!
Lastly, the above referenced story is only as successful as that all-important meeting was successful. They say that “Luck” is “where Opportunity and Preparation Meet” and it is true! You can be the most persistent person on the planet, but when it comes time to deliver, you’d sure better have the goods! You need to be able to interview well and “pitch” whatever it is you’re selling–especially when it comes to Hollywood!
The Celebrity Black Book can be very helpful to you, but don’t spend the money on this resource until you have a cover letter and resume that warrants the cost of the book, your time and any postage you’ll spend getting your materials into their hands. It is also now available in Kindle format from Amazon. VISIT CELEBRITY BLACK BOOK TO READ REVIEWS AND LEARN MORE.