In seeking the work you will love, you need to know what you are good at and where the need for your skills most likely lies. While this involves some introspection, you also need to look beyond yourself.
This will force you to think about those who may be searching for what you have to offer and how to communicate to them exactly what you do and why they should hire you. Keep in mind there is no one “right” way to create your resume. Of course, there are some mistakes to be avoided and much general advice is worth considering as to how to organize and present your experiences and abilities to strangers.
Ultimately, the resume should reflect your own personal style, relative to your professional aspirations and life goals. It should also accurately portray your experience and background while lending credibility to what you intend to become. Fortunately, we can use all our knowledge of creative processes in writing our resume.
Think of it as an exercise in creativity, similar to painting a picture or writing a song. The goal is to express something meaningful, and you should be happy with it when you are finished. If you love the resume you have created, it will be more likely to resonate with your reader.
Writing an artist resume or music resume isn’t very different from writing any other type of professional resume, and so many of the tips you can find in online blogs and resume-writing guides will apply. It’s best to view resume writing as a process of self-discovery. Presenting yourself to the world as a professional will guide your thinking about the work you seek, what you will become, and how you wish to be viewed as an artist.