ExploreTalent.com is a website that helps people interested in finding talent based work and opportunities, such as modeling, acting, dance and musician jobs. The site has a huge number of job listings (over 41,000 at the time of this review) available. There are also a good number of industry insiders (agents, casting directors, managers) who use the site on a regular basis.
The site certainly is a great way for both those looking to find new gigs as well as those looking to hire to meet each other. The site is very easy to use and with over 7 million members, it is definitely one of the largest of its kind.
Each job seeker will have the ability to include their portfolio. ExploreTalent.com makes adding photos (even head shots for models and actors) easy. In fact, you may also upload videos of yourself and even voice over audio clips to showcase your talent.
Search job listings based on a number of factors. Choose your jobs based on the type of work, location (by zip code or city) and even a number of one-click searches. There are also a number of contest listings to which you can apply.
To explore the full range of features and possibilities of finding talent oriented work, upgrading to a paid premium membership is an important step. This option will allow you to submit yourself for, and respond to, as many job listings and auditions as you wish. The prices only differ based on the membership term chosen. One month is $29.95, three months is $23.30 per month, six months is $19.98 per month and a twelve month plan is only $16.63 per month. There is also an option for a 7 day trial (for just $2). This is a great place to start and has the most value for job seekers.
This site was practically made for recruiters! You can create an account and then post your casting, project or job for free. While you do need to register, there are no memberships or fees involved for you in this process. As an additional benefit, you can also search through the database of members, most of whom have posted their photos, resumes and other credentials. Search by any number of criteria including city, age range, ethnicity, union memberships, gender, height and even a variety of physical features. You can even search through videos posted by members interested in finding work or being discovered.
Members may connect and interact with the site through their Facebook account. This is a great tool to keep current on all of the happenings in the talent world. You may also become an affiliate and earn money by promoting the Explore Talent site.
There are also a number of additional resources available. The site has a searchable list of all the agencies, photographers, talent managers, theaters, etc... who are using the site. This makes it quick and easy to become proactive in your search to find work.
There are a number of ways to receive support here. This includes a toll-free phone number and email. You may also search through the FAQs on the site or any of their helpful tutorial videos. There are also a number of helpful articles about the industry.
This is a great site for those searching for modeling, music or acting gigs. However, be prepared to remain proactive in your search. Talent agents and recruiters will also really enjoy this site, especially since it is free for their use.