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Modeling Jobs Overview

Modeling offers a wide range of opportunities, from traditional catwalk modeling to photographic work for catalogues and marketing material. Although competition is fierce, it can be rewarding employment for those who take pride in their appearance and have an interest in fashion.

Modeling Jobs Education Requirements

There are no set entry requirements for modeling vacancies, as any training will usually be taken on while working. The most important requirement is taking good care of your overall appearance, and having a 'look' that fits with what your employer or agency is looking for - although this covers a wide spectrum of ages, styles, and shapes. A background in other fashion jobs may provide helpful contacts within the industry.

Modeling Jobs Market

Competition for modeling job openings is fierce, and with no formal recruitment requirements it can be an extremely difficult sector to break into. It's an excellent idea to have a portfolio ready to show prospective employers, covering a wide range of styles and situations. Beware of any agencies or courses that charge an upfront fee without a guarantee of paid work to follow, although it is normal for an agency to subtract a fee from a first payment. Although the popular image of a model is of a tall, slim female or a muscular male, opportunities exist for men and women of all ages and appearances, especially in photographic work.

Modeling Jobs Salary Information

Modeling jobs pay hugely varying rates depending on the type of work, experience, and professional reputation. Contract, agency or freelance work can pay anywhere between £50 and £1,000 per booking, and it is normal for an agency or manager to take a fee of around 20% of this. Full-time employment in fashion houses can provide salaries of anywhere between £10,000 and £30,000 a year. Work in modeling may open the way to future opportunities such as fashion design jobs.

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