FAQs

Employers   |   FAQs for our Job Posters

Q: Did you know that 62% of open jobs are posted to niche job sites?

Q: Did you also know that actors and artists are seeking specific jobs that are not typically sought after by the majority of the workforce?

Quality and reliable, part-time or flexible help can be difficult to find, but there is an entire community of people seeking just these types of positions. We offer a vertical job board of candidates seeking just this type of employment.

If you have a job that is flexible, a work from home opportunity, temporary, part-time, or lends itself to an actor, model or artist, then ActorsThrive is a great fit. We help you fill your open job positions with the right hire.

Please also visit our How It Works page for additional information on our process.

Simply visit our Post a Job page, select a job package and by adding your company and job listing information, you will automatically be signed up on ActorsThrive.

Once you post your job, ActorsThrive will quickly approve it and you will be notified by our “Your order is complete” email once your job has been posted online.

Thank you for your support!

Registered Site Advertisers on ActorsThrive: Please create a separate Employer account when purchasing Jobs Plans for access to unique Dashboard and functionality.

ActorsThrive offers a robust but intuitive approach to finding the right candidate for your jobs.

  1. Post Jobs – Add your company and post new job opportunities.
  2. Search for Candidates – Actively search our site for candidates that match your job requirements.
  3. Qualify Resumes – Review resumes and get a good idea of the candidate’s personality and achievements through their “Get To Know Me” video.
  4. Bookmark Candidates – Bookmark candidates by visiting their resume and clicking on the bookmark option at the top. You may also add specific notes for your own reference.
  5. Manage Jobs – View and edit your company job postings.
  6. Manage Applications – View all job applications, add notes, rate applications, and email applicants.
  7. My Dashboard – Your intuitive resource to manage it all.
You must create an account and be logged in to access #2 – #7 above. Posting a job will automatically create your account if you do not already have one. For more information, please visit our How It Works page.

We are building a network of job opportunities to help our community of actors find jobs to thrive while pursuing their passion and are currently suspending costs to post non-featured jobs on ActorsThrive.

We are currently offering FREE Power Job Listings for a limited time only. It’s on us, so go ahead and get started today.

Featured job packages and site advertising may be found on our Job Plans and Site Advertising page.

Featured Jobs appear on the ActorsThrive home page and are highlighted in yellow on the Jobs To Thrive jobs search page, and on the appropriate Regional Jobs search pages.

Featured Jobs positions are benefits associated with three of our professional packages. To learn more, please visit Job Plans and Site Advertising page or Contact Us.

Actually, you don’t even need to trust us! PayPal, our payment processor, is the only entity actually storing your credit card information by way of its encrypted token system and secure API. So, even if our team wanted to know your credit card number, we couldn’t access it.

If you do not see the proper job category or job region (city) while posting a new job opportunity, please complete our contact form on the Contact Us page and select the subject line “Employer Support.” We will add the new job category or new job region to the site quickly and notify you so you may complete your job posting.

We highly recommend that you post your available job opportunities on ActorsThrive.

After posting, you may also decide on a more proactive approach and search our database of Candidates. Refine your search by the following criteria to better identify matching candidates:

  • Candidate Keywords – Enter keywords to search candidate profiles (do not include commas between search words).
  • Location – Enter locations where you are seeking candidates.
  • Resume Categories – You may select multiple resume categories.
Candidates can post their full resumes on ActorsThrive, including their picture, skills, education, experience, awards and honors. More importantly, we offer a unique service and encourage our job candidates to post a brief “Get To Know Me” video introducing themselves to potential employers. Now you can get to know more about a candidate, their personality and highlighted achievements even before you meet them in person.
Bookmarking candidates is an excellent way to keep track of resumes you have interest in. While viewing the candidate’s profile page, click on the link at the top “ Bookmark This Resume.” You may also add private notes that only you will be able to view, to help you better identify your matching candidates.

To edit your notes on bookmarked candidates, first login and go to My Dashboard > Manage Bookmarked Candidates and click on the candidate name, which will bring up the candidate profile page, then click on “ This Resume is bookmarked!” and edit notes. Click the “Update Bookmark” button to save.

To unbookmark a candidate, go to My Dashboard > Manage Bookmarked Candidates and click “Delete” beneath the candidates you want to remove.

My Dashboard is your intuitive online resource to making edits, additions or changes to your ActorsThrive information as follows.

My Dashboard

Manage Jobs & View Applications
View, edit, mark filled, delete your jobs and view applications. Click on your job to view or mouse over the job name for managing job options. Click on applications to view candidates that have applied for your jobs, and view email submission details and attachments, email applicants directly, add private notes, status and rating.

Manage Bookmarked Candidates
View candidate resumes, edit your personal/private notes, or delete your bookmarked candidates. Mouse over the bookmarked candidate for options. To bookmark a candidate, please visit their resume page and click on “ Bookmark This Resume.”

Post New Job
Post your latest job opportunities and find your perfect candidate today. You may select one of your purchased job packages or acquire a new job package to get started.

Job Packages & Recent Orders
View your recent orders and purchased job packages. You may also change your billing address here.

My Cart
View or update Job Packages or Site Advertisements already added to your cart. You may also click on the My Cart menu item on the top right of the site. To add Job Packages to your cart, please visit the Post a Job page or Post New Job link above.

My Account

Update Account Information
Update your name, email address, or account password. * Usernames cannot be changed.

Manage Avatar
Add or change your local avatar that displays on login and next to your blog comments.

Login First

You must log into your account to access My Dashboard, located on the top right side of the site.

Actors, models and artists are the most creative individuals on the planet, and bring a wealth of valuable, creative input to any organization. They offer an outside the box way of thinking and a fresh perspective that is not always found in every company. More importantly they can bring their passion and motivation to any position.

Congratulations! Success feels good.

One last step, we request that you login and go to My Dashboard > Manage Jobs & View Applications and “Mark Filled” your job posting so that it no longer appears when candidates use our jobs search.

We love to hear about success stories!

Let’s keep the ball rolling! We encourage you to continue to post your new job opportunities on ActorsThrive.

Please send us a testimonial through our Contact Us page, and be sure to let us know if we can use your testimonial on our site so we can help other businesses succeed.


Job Candidates   |   FAQs for our Job Seekers/Actors

ActorsThrive was founded by an actor, whose ambition is to help fellow artists on their way to becoming a working actor, professional model or artist, secure the proper employment to thrive while pursing their passion.

ActorsThrive is a vertical job board catering exclusively to actors, models and artists. We encourage employers, staffing and recruiters to submit open job opportunities in industries that offer the flexibility actors require, and to actively search and hire our community of job seekers. Sometimes these are referred to as actors support jobs, actors survival jobs or actors day jobs. These jobs are necessary so you have staying power and they help you to thrive, enabling you to pursue your artistic career.

We believe in paying it forward, therefore ActorsThrive is always FREE to actors and artists seeking jobs. Our only request is that if you like what we offer, you tell other actors and artists about our services so they too can thrive.

  1. Create a Free Profile – Add your contact information and resume to get started.
  2. Search for Jobs – Search for your ideal job and thrive!
  3. Apply to Jobs – Apply directly through ActorsThrive using your online profile and resume.
  4. Bookmark Jobs – Bookmark jobs by visiting the job detail page and clicking on the bookmark option at the top. You may also add specific notes for your own reference.
  5. Manage Resumes – View, edit or add your resumes.
  6. Add Job Alerts – Create alerts based on your specific job search criteria and let our little bots automatically send your job matches to your email inbox. Or click on your job alerts in your Dashboard to show results of your alerts.
  7. My Dashboard – Allows you to manage everything right at your fingertips.
You must create an account and be logged in to access #3 – #7 above. Creating your profile and adding your resume will automatically create your account if you do not already have one. For more information, please visit our How It Works page.

Visit our Create Free Profile page and by adding your resume and contact information, you will automatically be signed up on ActorsThrive.

If you do not see the proper job category while posting your resume, please complete our contact form on the Contact Us page and select the subject line “Actor/Candidate Support.” We will add the new job category to the site quickly and notify you so you may complete your resume posting.

ActorsThrive uniquely offers you the ability to post a video about yourself designed to spark immediate interest. This is your opportunity to shine. As actors we make our living on camera. It only makes sense that we use this medium to position ourselves into a category of one that sells who we are, our personality, and highlights our greatest achievements.

We recommend you keep the video to 30 seconds or less to maintain an employer’s interest. Shoot your video and post it to YouTube or Vimeo, then add your “Get To Know Me” share video link in your profile. Your video will display on the top right side of your profile page for employers to view. That’s it – easy and effective.

ActorsThrive provides several ways to narrow your job search and find the perfect job to thrive:

Click on the menu item Jobs to Thrive, or hold your mouse over “Jobs to Thrive” to select a specific job region, where you may then refine your search by the following criteria:

  • Keywords – Enter keywords to search job postings (do not include commas between search words).
  • Region – Search all regions or select a specific parent region (e.g. Los Angeles or New York) or child region (e.g. Hollywood or Bronx).
  • Job Categories – You may select multiple job categories.
  • Job Type – Check off boxes beneath top level search to further narrow your search.

Just beneath the job details, there is an “Apply for Job” button that opens a form which automatically populates your name and email address from your profile. You may then select the appropriate resume associated with your ActorsThrive account that matches the job position, add a cover letter and even attach a resume file then click “Send Application.” We realize that actors and artists are multi-talented individuals, therefore you may maintain multiple resumes on your profile and selectively send the resume that matches the job position.

Login First

You must log into your account to apply to jobs.
If you are not already signed up, what are you waiting for? ActorsThrive is FREE to actors and artists seeking employment and resources.

Please visit our Create Free Profile page to find your ideal job and start thriving!

When searching jobs on the site, the “ Applied” icon will display next to each job that you have applied for previously. At the top of the job details page “ You have already applied for this job” message will display.

While on the job page, click on the link at the top “ Bookmark This Job.” You may also add private notes here that only you will be able to see to help you identify the right jobs for you.

To edit your notes on bookmarked jobs, first login and go to My Dashboard > Manage Bookmarked Jobs and click on the job title, which will bring up the job details page, then click on “ This Job is bookmarked!” and edit notes. Click the “Update Bookmark” button to save.

To unbookmark a job, go to My Dashboard > Manage Bookmarked Jobs and click “Delete” beneath the bookmarked jobs you want to remove.

Adding Job Alerts:
Go to My Dashboard > Manage Job Alerts and click “Add alert” and setup your specific job alert parameters. Job Alerts will be emailed directly into your email inbox that is listed on your account, making your job search easy.

You may also create job alerts directly from your job search. From any job details page, click on the link “Alert me to jobs like this” at the bottom of the page, just beneath the map.

Managing Job Alerts:
Go to My Dashboard > Manage Job Alerts where you will find several options to manage your job alerts:

  • Show results – Displays on screen the jobs that match this job alert settings.
  • Email – Sends you an immediate email of the jobs that match this job alert settings.
  • Edit – Make changes at any time to your job alert parameters.
  • Disable – Suspends the job alert and jobs matching this criteria will no longer be emailed to you.
  • Enable – Activates the job alert to automatically send you emails of new job listings fitting your criteria.
  • Delete – Click on this option only if you want to remove the job alert permanently.

My Dashboard is an intuitive tool where you may make edits, additions or changes to your ActorsThrive information as follows.

My Dashboard

View & Edit My Resume
View, edit, hide or delete your resumes. Click on resume name to view your resume, or mouse over the resume name for options.

Add New Resume
Add a new resume. You may also add multiple resumes, to better target specific job opportunities, then select which to submit per job. Complete the form, preview then submit to create your new resume.

Manage Bookmarked Jobs
View job details, edit your personal/private notes, or delete your bookmarked jobs. Mouse over the bookmarked job for options. To bookmark a job, please visit the job page and click on “ Bookmark This Job.”

Manage Job Alerts
View job details, edit your personal/private notes, or delete your bookmarked jobs. Mouse over the job alert for options.

My Account

Update Account Information
Update your name, email address, or account password. * Usernames cannot be changed.

Manage Avatar
Add or change your local avatar that displays on login and next to your blog comments.

Login First

You must log into your account to access My Dashboard, located on the top right side of the site.

Yahoo and Congratulations! We are delighted.

One last step, we request that you login and go to My Dashboard > Edit Resume and “Hide” your resume so that it no longer appears when employers use our candidate search. You may unhide and edit your resume, or create a whole new resume at any time in the future.

We love to hear about success stories!

Please send us a testimonial through our Contact Us page, and be sure to let us know if we can use your testimonial on our site so we can help other actors thrive.

The best way to let other actors know is for the employer to post their open job opportunities on ActorsThrive.

Our goal is to connect as many actors as possible with jobs to thrive. Please send us information on the company that is hiring through our Contact Us page and selecting “Refer a Job Opportunity” in the drop down. We’ll reach out immediately to help the employer get started. Please also indicate if you are open to allowing us to mention you by name, otherwise we will respect your anonymity.

Thank you for your help and giving back to our community.


Site Advertisers   |   FAQs for Site Advertisers

Yes, ActorsThrive also offers site advertisement for strategic branding and awareness. You may visit our Job Plans and Site Advertising page for additional details and to take advantage of our site advertising opportunities. Please reach out to us on our Contact Us page and select the subject line “Advertising” should you have any questions.

If you are an employer interested in targeting actors and artists, or a service provider within the entertainment, modeling or art industries then you are a great fit. We do not place Google ads, or permit any non-industry or non-employment related advertisements on our site. If you are not sure if you meet these requirements, please Contact Us with the subject line “Advertising” before proceeding. There may be exceptions to the above, provided they benefit our community, and we would be delighted to discuss advertising opportunities with you.

Registered Employers on ActorsThrive: Please create a separate Advertiser account when purchasing Site Advertising for access to unique Dashboard and functionality.

ActorsThrive site ads display on our Home page, Companies page, and all Jobs Search pages. You may narrow visibility of site advertising based on geographical location. Available regions include: All Regions, Los Angeles or New York. For additional information on our advertising options, please visit our Job Plans and Site Advertising page.

You may add your site advertisement to ActorsThrive in three ways:

  1. Click on any available “Advertise here” adzone (grey box) to add it to your Cart. Upload your ad artwork (Banner) and add your Banner Title (Name for tracking) and Banner Link (URL you want the ad to link to), add to the cart, and complete the payment process.
  2. Visit our Job Plans and Site Advertising page and click on the “Purchase” button below the option of your choice. Upload your Banner ad artwork and Banner Options as listed above, add to the cart, and complete the payment process.
  3. Go directly to the ActorsThrive Site Ad page and select the adzone from the dropdown. Upload your Banner ad artwork and Banner Options as listed above, add to the cart, and complete the payment process.

If none of our adzones show “Advertise here”, you may still use one of the other two options above to place your site advertising.

ActorsThrive will quickly review your ad to help our advertising partners should they miss anything in the process. Once your site advertisement is activated you will be notified by email.

NOTICE: We do not permit nudity, pornography or vulgarity in our advertising or on our site. Please read through our Terms and Conditions before purchasing. If you have questions, please Contact Us. We are happy to help.

An adzone is a single ad space on our site. We offer 4 unique adzones that display on every major page utilized by our community of actors. Each of our adzones (individual ad spaces) allow for an unlimited number of advertisers that rotate randomly throughout each of the 4 adzones as a new page is viewed.

Example: A site user visits the Home page and your ad may be displayed in the top position. The same user jumps to the Jobs Search page and your ad may now be in the third adzone position.

Each of our adzones (individual ad spaces) allow for an unlimited number of unique advertisers that are randomly rotated every page change. If each of the adzones are filled with other advertisers and you do not see “Advertise here” in the space, then you may go to the ActorsThrive Site Ad page to secure your site advertisement.

We provide a level playing field in our site advertising. Currently there is no one ad that stays permanently in the top ad position. The four ad positions rotate randomly for every page visit.

Yes. We currently offer regional advertisement in Los Angeles or New York. If you prefer regional site advertisement, please select a region during purchase and we accomodate or reach out to you to assist accordingly. For additional information on our advertising options, please visit our Job Plans and Site Advertising page.

Regional advertising displays based on the user’s IP-based Geolocation, which is dependent on their Internet Service Provider’s network location. Users may also login from any location, which may not be linked to their own IP address. Based on these factors outside of our control, we cannot guarantee accuracy of our regional users’ locations.

My Dashboard is your intuitive online resource to making edits, additions or changes to your ActorsThrive information as follows.

My Dashboard

Advertising Statistics
Access your backend dashboard for tracking numbers of unique ad impressions and unique clicks.

Add Site Advertisement
Add your site advertisement in a matter of minutes. Select the site adzone, add your artwork, name of the ad campaign and URL link to ad.

Site Advertising Recent Orders
View your recent site advertising orders. You may also change your billing address here.

My Cart
View or update Site Advertisements already added to your cart. You may also click on the My Cart menu item on the top right of the site. To add Site Advertisements to your cart, please visit the Add Site Advertisement link above.

My Account

Update Account Information
Update your name, email address, or account password. * Usernames cannot be changed.

Manage Avatar
Add or change your local avatar that displays on login and next to your blog comments.

Login First

You must log into your account to access My Dashboard, located on the top right side of the site.

Our site advertising tracking provides both unique (per IP address) impressions (views) and unique clicks on your ads. Because our site advertising is provided in 30 day increments, the site advertising tracking is available to view and download for a 30 day period, before it is automatically removed from our system.

During the site advertisement purchase process, you will be prompted to complete your site registration (Username and Password) on the checkout page. Login to access your frontend My Dashboard on the top RIGHT side of the site, and click on “Advertising Statistics.” You may also view your recent orders and adjust your account settings from My Dashboard.

If you wish to remove or cancel your advertisement, or your advertiser account, please Contact Us with the subject “Advertising” and we will assist you. We strongly recommend that you visit our Terms and Conditions page first to be aware of our policies regarding cancellation.


General   |   FAQs for All Users

Click on the Lost Password? link at the top right of the website, next to “Login” or on the Login page. Enter your email address and your password will be emailed to you.

To update your name, email address or change your password, login then go to Update Profile. You may also make changes to your profile from My Dashboard, or by clicking on the “Edit my profile” link immediately after login. When you have completed your appropriate changes, click on the “Update profile” button to save.

How do I change my Username? Sorry, but we too are a slave to technology and the system will not allow that function.

We are sorry to see you go. 🙁 <—that’s our sad face. We hope that we were of help to you.

If you wish to remove your profile from ActorsThrive, please Contact Us with the subject “Remove Profile” and we will assist you.

We recommend that you visit our Terms and Conditions page first to be aware of our policies regarding account deletion and termination, as removal of your profile will delete your resumes, job postings, site advertisements and all associated services and settings. If you want to retain your information and settings, please do not submit a request to remove your profile.

Absolutely, we welcome all helpful commentary and discussion. Comment away!

As a community of professionals, we keep all posts and comments at the PG rated level and kindly ask that participants respect that when posting.

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Upload a quality avatar:

  • Optimize and resize your image to 128 pixels x 128 pixels.
  • To resize your image with the best quality using Photoshop, be sure to select the menu option “Image” then “Image Size.” Enter in width, which should automatically adjust the height, and click on “Resample Image” check box and choose “Bicubic Sharper” from the drop down menu.

Resize Avatar

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  • GIF are best for blocks of repetitive color including logos, line art, and illustrations with type.
  • PNG should be used to preserve partial transparency and a large amount of colors.
Your ActorsThrive avatar will display on login to the site, and next to your ActorsThrive blog comments.

You are not required to have a local blog avatar to post comments to our blog.

However, if you prefer to add your avatar that will display on login and beside your comments on ActorsThrive, see the above FAQ on adding your local blog avatar.

We are happy to help. We suggest you first visit the How It Works page. If you still do not find the answers to your questions, please complete the form on our Contact Us page and select the appropriate subject line.

We are delighted that you have had success and love what we do. It is our goal to bring the same success to your peers and testimonials are an important part of achieving that.

Please complete our contact form on the Contact Us page and select the subject line “Testimonial.” Please let us know if we can use your testimonial in our marketing along with your likeness or company logo.

We thank you!

We welcome all input and suggestions. Our goal is to make this the easiest and most effective process for actors seeking new employment opportunities to connect with our contributing employers.

Please complete our contact form on the Contact Us page and select the subject line “Suggestions.” We prefer that all suggestions go through the Contact Us form for retention.

Thank you for your help in improving our services for the benefit of all.

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