6 Tips to Improve Your Adelante Live Talent Profile

In order to submit your profile for independently contracted promotional opportunities, you must have an online résumé entered into our system. Our system is searchable by our office team so we can match talent with specific skills or experience to our clients’ events. Although we do not allow you to upload your current résumé into your profile, you can copy and paste its content into our system.

  • Click the EXPERIENCE tab at the top and you will see the options listed below. Please note that the icons for each section are also at the top menu of the EXPERIENCE page so you can easily toggle through this section to enter your information.

Overview of Experience Sections

Education Education icon

This is where you list your education (high school through advanced degrees).

Skills iconSkills/Certifications

List special skills and professional certifications such as licenses or skills like CPR.

Language iconLanguages

List foreign languages spoken (conversational through advanced).

Promo Experience iconPromo/Demo Experience

Post your promotional marketing experience in: Tradeshows, Liquor/Beer, Outdoor, In-Store, Street Team, Mobile, Promo Management, Costume Character, Hair/Makeup, etc.

Non Promo iconNon-Promotional Event History

Enter professional experience (not promotion or event related) in retail stores, bars, restaurants, customer service, day care, camps, coaching/referee, beauty, etc.

Entertainment iconEntertainment Experience

Do you have any experience as an entertainer? This is where you list professional experience as an actor/actress, comedian, dancer, DJ, face painter, juggler, balloon artist, magician, singer, etc.

Model experience iconModel Experience

Have you ever modeled professionally? This is where you list professional modeling experience as a bikini model, car show model, fit model, hair show model, lingerie model, print model, runway model, etc.

Dance iconDance/Sport

We get client requests for talent with dance or sports backgrounds. Please list your dance style experience and sports played (beginner through professional) here.

Instrument iconInstruments

List instruments played (beginner through advanced levels).

Extras iconExtras

In this section, enter certain equipment that you may own and need to provide for a demonstration or promotion.

Tips for Improving Your Online Talent Profile

  • If you already have a résumé, you can copy/paste some of the information into our format or just use your current résumé as a reference point while you enter your top experience into your online profile.
  • Add more descriptive information under the Duties/Comments section of each section (Education, Skills, etc.) and be specific about what activities you performed on site.
  • Double check your grammar and spelling in all fields. Make sure you spell the Brand Names correctly.
  • Do NOT enter the name of the agency you worked for. Our clients are interested in the brand, event and the nature of the event – not who hired you.
  • If you have a lot of promotional experience, don’t post every promotion. Give a nice overview by entering at least five (5) promotions under each promo type.
  • If you don’t have much promotional experience, please focus on thoroughly completing your Non-Promotional Work Experience section. We can see what type of skill set you do have and match you up with promotions that are a good fit.

Examples of Well-Worded Talent Profile Experience Section

 

Chase Bank
12/2014 – 12/2015 | Chase Bank Branches Various FL
Managed street team promotions for several Florida markets. Responsible for training and supervising staff and all event recap reports.
Partida Tequila
10/2010 – 10/2011 | Various Bars, Nightclubs, and Restaurants Orlando, Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida
As a product representative, I was responsible for scheduling and executing on-premise promotions and venue staff training.
Schick Quattro Shave your Legs Tour
10/2012 – 05/2013 | Across the US USA
Assistant tour manager for nationwide tour. Responsible for driving vehicle and vehicle maintenance, managing brand ambassadors, event recaps and working with retail locations to set up events.

 

Janice Rodriguez is the President and Agency Director of Adelante Live Inc. and is looking forward to seeing updated talent profiles! Please follow her on Twitter @jvrodrig1029 or on Google+. You can view her full bio here.

4 Steps To “Spring Clean” Your Talent Profile

Adelante Live Summer is ComingClean and Updated Profile = More Summer Event Opportunities

Summer officially starts on June 21st…so you still have a few days to get your ‘spring cleaning’ done. Take a moment now to ‘clean’ up your talent profile with your event staffing agencies so you can maximize your chance of being booked this summer.

1) Review Contact Information

Have you changed your phone number, address or any other pertinent information? Did you get married, divorced or change your name? Especially if you moved- agencies need to know what metro areas you can work in! Take a moment to update your contact info and payment related information.

2) Refresh Profile Photo

Now is the time to get the right photos on your profile. But at the minimum, make sure your photos LOOK like you. Did you cut your hair, change the color or changed your appearance in any way? Be honest- have you gained a few pounds and your photo is from 2007? We need to know what you look like TODAY.

3) Update Event Experience

In the ALI Agenda system, you have the ability to update your experience under event types such as demos or tradeshows. Although we don’t expect you to list every promo you’ve done in the past 5 years, you should make sure you have at least a few in each category. CLIENTS CAN ONLY SEE WHAT IS LISTED IN THIS SECTION. Meaning, we do not forward any other type of info such as resume or cover letter. So if you just finished managing a major cross country tour- take the time now to add it to your profile.

4) Gained a New Skill – Let Us Know!

Maybe you just finished a gig where you emceed or haven’t updated your profile since we’ve added new skill categories. We need to know what sports you can play, instruments you can play, languages you can speak and any other certifications or licenses you may have. This helps us match you with our clients’ promotions and events. If you don’t have it listed, you won’t be contacted and can lose out on a cool event!

Take these steps ASAP to clean and update your profile today and increase your chances of getting booked this summer.

Janice Rodriguez is the President and Agency Director of Adelante Live. Please follow her on Twitter @jvrodrig1029 or on Google+. You can view her full bio here.  It may also be time for her to update her photo too (it’s been a while!).

Getting Too Many (or Not Enough) Emailed Promo Opportunities?

Simple Tips for Managing Your ALI Emails

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I know you love us, but I’m also sure you don’t want an inbox full of promo opportunity notifications – especially if you live 500 miles from the event location!

Here are a few quick tips on how to manage your ALI emails.

 

Please add no-reply@adelantelive.com to your address book.

Please add the email address above to your address book and/or add as a safe sender. We don’t want the emails you are interested in to go into your spam or junk folder. Please check your junk/spam folder regularly just in case a notification is in there. From the junk folder, depending on your email provider, you can usually mark the sender as ‘safe’.

 

Don’t select Kansas City as a metro in your profile if you live in Seattle.

Want more accurate emails? Then only select markets that you can ACTUALLY work in. If you live in Atlanta, you probably aren’t interested in promotional opportunities in Los Angeles. If you travel routinely across the United States, you may want to
receive the emails in case you are spending time in another market and want to pick up an ALI promo while you are there.
It’s possible that when you first registered, you selected all metros when asked. But if you can’t possibly work them all, we don’t want to send you unwanted emails.

Please take the following steps to check/modify your metro selections:

1) Please log in to your A-Live Agenda profile at www.adelantelive.com
2) At the top of your A-Live Agenda home page, click the tab Personal OR click the Gear icon to enter Settings.
3) Under Metros I’d Like to Work In– please check if ALL metros
are highlighted (will be in blue). Click anywhere in the box to deselect the markets. Only select markets you want to work in. While clicking the metro names, you MUST hold down the CTRL key to select multiple markets.
4) VERY IMPORTANT: Click the gray box: Update Preferred Metro Areas. Do NOT leave the page before doing this.

While you are logged in to your profile, it is also a great time to update your photos and experience.

 

Remember you can SEARCH nationwide events 24/7/365!

Maybe you are staying in another city for an extended period of time or maybe just a weekend. If you’re interested in working an ALI event, please SEARCH events 2-3 weeks in advance of your trip for the best chance of getting booked. If it’s a last minute trip you can always search events and promos by zip code, state, city or keyword from the mobile site or full website.

Happy Promoting!

 

Janice Rodriguez is the President and Agency Director of Adelante Live.  Please follow her on Twitter @jvrodrig1029. You can view her full bio here. When she’s not working (when is that?) she enjoys traveling, especially if it’s out of the country and she has no access to a computer (or phone).