|Barbizon Midwest Graduate & Model|
DO be contactable at all times.
Have your mobile phone on you at all times as you never know when your agent might call about a casting call or a job. If you are consistently difficult to get in touch with, your agent will stop bothering you and give the work to other models.
DON'T be mean to anyone.
However insignificant someone you encounter may seem, do your best to be civil and even nice to them as you never know who will go on to bigger and better things in the world of fashion and you'll kick yourself for having gotten on the wrong side of these people when they were underlings. Plus, if you're friendly, people are far more likely to help you out when you need them.
DO add to your portfolio constantly.
As a model, your portfolio is your CV, so don't neglect it. Whenever you do a shoot, try to get copies of the photographs from the photographer to add to your portfolio. You want a broad portfolio that shows the full range of your abilities, so try to get a copy of all kinds of work you do, from photo shoots to video work.
DON'T go against your own personal values.
You shouldn't have to compromise your values for any job, so if something goes against your personal values, voice your concerns with your agent or just do not take the job.
DO arrive on time to shoots.