You have incorporated some new innovations into your business and are recruiting talent to inform the world about these innovations. Whether you are holding a talent search for voice-overs for a radio commercial, actors for a television commercial or entertainers for a live show, it might be in your best interest to glean advice from professional talent scouts.
Even if you want to search on your own without an official talent agency, there are several steps you can take to guarantee a professional-looking outcome for promoting your business.
1. Start your talent recruiting locally.
2. Work closely with talent managers, letting them know exactly what you are looking for in regards to talent.
3. Double-check to make sure a talent agency you use is legitimate.
Interview several talent agencies in your area
If you live in an urban area, you will have a plethora of agencies to choose from either online or in person. For those in rural areas, consider the Internet as your first stop to find an agency that specializes in what you need. An agency specializing in providing runway talent is very different from one specializing in providing voice talent or models for an art class.
Participate in talent recruitment alongside professionals
Work with a talent recruiter or a talent scout to optimize talent search results. Use the Internet to show professionals what your advertising goals are and find out if your talent scouts are using up-to-date industry information.
Ensure the talent and talent managers are legitimate before signing a contract
Not all scams take your money and run. Some fraudulent companies add in extra charges or fees. Ask for a company's credentials and do a little research on your own.
- Avoid signing contracts before you procure talent; legitimate agencies always provide a service before billing.