Resume – Resumes give a concise record of your career experience. Varieties include functional, chronological, federal chronological, combination and curriculum vitae. Although there are a variety of approaches to resume writing, the key mission of the resume is to document work history. The secondary function is as a conversation starter with a hiring manager. The very last function is to serve as a marketing device. As far as components, be sure your resume uses a neutral voice, presents a succinct professional profile, and a concise, statistical description of your performance.
- Portfolio – For those in fashion, modeling, the arts, culinary, graphic design.
- Reel – For those entering film, theatre, animation, performance.
- Press kit – For singers, musicians, bands, etc.
- Copyright – Legal ownership of printed and published works.
- Licensing – Legal ownership of digital and media works.
Corporate, Independent & Professional Creative Careers Tracks
Creative professionals like any in any industry engage in a craft or practice. Whether you are an illustrator, journalist, musician, life model, bodybuilder or even an adult actor you have a basic set of work ethics and specialized skills with the SAME inherent value as a doctor, lawyer, scientist, officer, politician or even soldier. If its crosshatching, editorial, falsetto, contrapposto, classic physique or BDSM, you burn an comparable amount of calories, invested a comparable amount of time and developed a comparable amount of customer service skill and finesse to ensure the happiness of your customers and respect from peers in your field. However, in the economic of supply and demand, often in capitalist free markets, we’re all forced to negotiate our value. And often time this negotiation isn’t ensured by socialized structures like healthcare, insurance and education. This means many professionals risk having little financial cushion and can potentially lose a great deal when the bottom falls out.
– Consistent workload.
– High visibility market recognition.
– Easy brand reputation piggybacking
– Creator owns all content
– Full creative license.
– High value retention
– High authoritative level for decision making.
– Duties focus on pure design, planning and policy.
– Major focus on cross-industry collaboration and advocacy.
– Company owns all rights to your content.
– Limited creative license.
– Consistent workload
– High customer service skills required.
– Frequent marketing responsibility
– Less project time
– Maximum communication required for both verbal and written, formal and informal reporting
– Higher administrative duty at the expense of creative opportunity.
Corporate Creative Work
In the negotiation of the value of both your service and products you produce is the biggest battle in the market. When you work as an agent of a company, you sell your agency and traditionally you sell your rights to the materials that you produce for the duration of the contract. This has been a mixed bag for many creatives for long time. Often the exchange is for full benefits and the reputation of the company brand is gained by the creative, but at the expense on a negotiated amount of work and rights to the material that’s produced. Many great musicians and comic book creators with less business savvy found themselves spending their entire careers with one company, later realizing they sacrificed the best of their efforts to a shareholder created entity. This business style is helpful for creatives new to business or trying to gain foothold in a particular market or just build recognition. However it certainly has a shelf life to be aware of.
Independent Creative Work
independent contracting requires not just talent and creativity, but also discipline, communication, tact and business savvy.
Sales and ecommerce solutions such as…
Conceptual properties like… Publishing and Copyrights, trademarking, patents, licensing agreements, etc
Talent management such as… Performance contracts, film waivers, adult verification, non disclosure agreement
Legal compliance like… production permits, cabaret licenses, records keeping statements, tax forms
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Professional Work & Advocacy
As your work capacity changes, the ultimate goal is to have built other certifications and degrees, published unit oriented products like videos, publications, etc, and then work as a consultant who shares knowledge, wisdom and guidance to upcoming professionals.
The following organizations, their certifications, memberships and training can elevate your value as model into being a spokesperson, lecturer, columnist or even academic candidate. Consider joining these for career longevity and contingency planning.
|The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) is the world’s largest rehabilitation counseling organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities. CRCC sets the standard for competent delivery of quality rehabilitation counseling services through its nationally accredited and internationally recognized Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) certification program and serves all rehabilitation counseling professionals through the CRCC COMMUNITY.
Cosplay Is Not Consent. Org
MISSION STATEMENT: To empower fan convention costume enthusiasts (aka “cosplayers”) to SPEAK OUT against inappropriate social behavior of a sexual and/or stereotypical nature for themselves and fellow fans… cosplay is NOT consent!
Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE.)
This year millions of school children around the world will benefit from D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), the highly acclaimed program that gives kids the skills they need to avoid involvement in drugs, gangs, and violence.
South Bay Youth Services (SBYS)
Established in 2019 to meet the increased demand for services for LGBTQ+ youth and families and to increase access to vital support and programs, the SBYC will offer gender identity groups, arts programs, social activities, tutoring and discussion groups. A therapist will also be available on site.
Comic Book Lega Kool Defense Fund
“Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics medium.”
The Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. We defend the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.
Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA)
“SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals.”
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)
“Founded in 1893, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees represents workers in the entertainment industry. Our members work in all forms of live theater, motion picture and television production, trade shows and exhibitions, television broadcasting, and concerts as well as the equipment and construction shops that support all these areas of the entertainment industry.” —https://www.iatse.net/
“Model Mayhem is the #1 portfolio website for professional models and photographers. Create a profile, upload your photos and connect with other professionals.”
The Modeling Alliance
“The Model Alliance promotes fair treatment, equal opportunity, and sustainable practices in the fashion industry, from the runway to the factory floor.” —https://modelalliance.org/
“We work together to understand the problem, ignite public conversations, and develop innovative strategies that result in safe and welcoming environments for all. We believe that we all deserve to be who we are, wherever we are.” —https://www.ihollaback.org/
American Civil Liberties Union
“The ACLU’s mission remains realizing the promise of the Bill of Rights for all and expanding the reach of its guarantees. Beyond one person, party, or side — the ACLU dares to create a more perfect union.”
Electronic Frontiers Foundation
“The leading nonprofit defending digital privacy, free speech, and innovation.”
Pineapple Support Society is a free support and therapy service for all persons working in the online adult industry – no matter their gender, ethnic origin, social status, age or sexual preference. We have an ever growing team of sex-worker friendly, kink-aware therapists who offer face-to-face and online video therapy sessions. We operate 24/7, and we raise funds to help with the costs of professional coaching, counselling and therapy for those who need it.
|Joe Kort, PhD. & Associates
Dr. Joe Kort is a leading expert on sex and relationships. He specializes in Out-of-Control Sexual Behaviors (OCSB)/“sex addiction”, Relationship Problems and Marital Conflict, Sex Therapy, and Sexual Identity Concerns, Depression, Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His practice is located in Royal Oak, Michigan but he welcomes clients from all over the Metro Detroit area. Dr. Kort is also available for long-distance coaching and consultation.
Justin LehMiller, PhD.
Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want: The Science of Sexual Desire and How It Can Help You Improve Your Sex Life.
The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians
The Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians promotes the sexual health of individuals, couples, families, and communities by advocating for culturally sensitive research, informed clinical practice, and culturally sensitive educational curricula. The organization seeks to foster ongoing dialogue in an effort to reduce and or prevent adverse sexual health outcomes. As a welcoming and affirming organization, we advocate for sexual, racial, and gender equality.
Adult Performers Artists Guild
“The goal of the Adult Performers Artists Guild is to earn employee rights, set performer artist responsibilities, negotiate fair practices, and help performers provide themselves with a better future.” —https://apagunion.com/
Free Speech Coalition
“The FSC represents the adult industry in legislative and regulatory processes, and educates the general population to alleviate common misconceptions, build bridges, advocate for our communities and their rights.”
International Entertainment Adult Union
“The I.E.A.U. is a non-profit labor organization approved by the Department of Labor since 2015. Currently, there are three registered subordinate bodies (chapters) under the I.E.A.U. with more to come.”
“For more than 70 years, the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University has been the trusted source for scientific knowledge and research on critical issues in sexuality, gender, and reproduction.”
Somatic Sex Education Association
“The Mission of the SSEA is to offer public education, professional trainings and ongoing professional development in support of somatic sex education and sexological bodywork in Canada, the United States, and around the world.” —https://somaticsexeducators.com/
Institute for the Study of Somatic Sex Education
“People are seeking sex educators who are willing to work with embodied practices that address trauma, support healing, and expand what is possible for them sexually. But they need to know that they can trust you! Our extensive training, professional associations, and clear guidelines for ethical practice make trust possible.” —https://somaticsexeducator.com/
International Professional Surrogate Association
“IPSA supports a worldwide community of professionals in the field of surrogate partner therapy, which includes surrogate partners, therapists, and individuals in need of and supportive of surrogate partner therapy.”
SEEDS Educational Services, Inc.
SEEDS Educational Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that specializes in curriculum development, training, and speaking engagements regarding Social-Sexual services for people with developmental disabilities.”
Sex Coach U
“At Sex Coach U, we train sex positive individuals to transform their passions for sexuality and for helping others into a thriving and successful business as Certified Sex Coaches™.” —https://sexcoachu.com/
The Association of Somatic & Integrative Sexologists (ASIS)
“Healthy sexual embodiment and sexual pleasure are our birthright. The Association of Somatic and Integrative Sexologists (ASIS) is dedicated to enhancing people’s lives through supporting individuals to achieve their full potential of sexual embodiment, building awareness about the profession of somatic sexology, and providing professional criteria for practitioners working in the field.” —https://www.the-asis.org/