OCCUPATION THESAURUS

TALENT AGENT



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
Talent agents work with many different types of people, including artists, musicians and bands, writers, actors, models, and athletes. Most agents work with people in more than one area of specialty (depending on their own interest and expertise). Their duties revolve around marketing their clients and "selling" them to potential employers. This includes meeting with interested parties, attending social and cultural events as a means of networking, scheduling auditions or important events for the client, handling travel details, and negotiating contract terms.

Newcomers to this business will usually first seek employment with an agency but end up starting their own operation. They can be located anywhere, but agents representing certain types of talent may have more success working in areas associated with their clientele (Nashville for country singers, Hollywood for actors, etc.).

NECESSARY TRAINING:
Most people interested in this career will begin as interns at an agency, where they'll likely assist agents or work in another capacity, such as that of a receptionist. Many agencies are looking for agents with at least a bachelor's degree, so obtaining one in a field like communications, marketing, or business is a good first step. Interns can seek employment as a full-fledged agent once their internship is complete.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

HELPFUL POSITIVE TRAITS:
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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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