How can one impress an interviewer and secure the job of a model? Looking good and dressing well are the prerequisites to be a successful model, but these are not the only factors for judgment. The way you answer the question predicts the success you are going to have in a career as a fashion model.
There are some specific attributes that you need to possess and project in order to convince the interviewer that you are the right model that they are looking for.
Being a model – First quick tips for fashion modeling
Some of the traits that are important for working in modeling are a good sense of style, adaptability, a positive attitude, excellent stamina, communication skills, ability to look good at all times, and outstanding facial projection. If you believe you posses these traits remember to draw attention to them.
In addition, it is important to:
- Be bold and professional: It is more important how you say something than what you say. You should not fumble or give vague answers. Be direct and precise.
- Radiate confidence and assertiveness: Since modeling is a career that involves ostentatious vanity, it is absolutely necessary to appear confident (even when you are not). Moreover, you need to have lots of assertiveness to be different and stand out from the crowd.
How to communicate your motivation to become a model in an interview
Having said that, let’s see how can one answer such a question and yet stand out.
Interviewer: “So, why do you wish to become a model?”
Interviewee 1: “I have the looks, the ‘vital statistics’ and a killer attitude to be one.”
Although the answer is bold and exhibits motivation and attitude, it seems to be incomplete. It lacks professional luster. It leaves the interviewer in dire need to know more. Perhaps the interviewee could have elaborated a bit more.
Interviewee 2: “I have the right attitude, experience, and looks to be a successful model. Although I have only had a brief stint in modeling, I am all set to work at random schedules and offbeat work-hours. I believe your search ends here.”
The second interviewee has been more elaborate why s/he thinks s/he should be chosen as a model.
S/he has clearly highlighted his or her strengths and has also shown the interviewer that s/he knows about the work schedules and is still keen to go for it. Lastly, the second interviewee has ended his or her ‘statement of purpose’ in style. It is obvious that s/he has better chances over the first one.
The most critical aspect is body language. Be calm and stay put.
Fashion: Job Interviews