talent agent resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Forward-thinking Talent Manager with proven expertise in planning and coordinating talent acquisition and development strategies. Expert in Acquiring new candidates and methods for zeroing in on top-quality applicants. Skilled partnership developer and program manager. Persuasive Agent with proven track record of representing dynamic talent. Excellent negotiation and communication skills to build contacts and secure bookings. Committed Booking Agent with reputation for tenacious contract negotiation and client representation. Possessing keen eye for talent and mind for career strategy. Offering well established Talent buyer networks and 6 years of industry experience. Detail-oriented Agent and industry-savvy professional with demonstrated history of developing positive working relationships with clients. Highly skilled in contract negotiation. Adept at identifying booking opportunities compatible with client career goals and industry niche.

  • Portfolio review
  • Facilitating auditions
  • Managed client contracts
  • Fee collection
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Scheduled performances
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Career advising
  • Recruiting
  • Lead generation
  • Contract assessment
  • Brand development
  • Talent scouting
Education and Training
Lake Region High School Naples, ME Expected in 06/1983 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Morse School Of Business Hartford, CT, Expected in : Business Administration And Management - GPA :
Best Buy - Talent Agent
Santa Clarita, CA, 01/2014 - Current
  • Managed $$1,000,000 in annual sales for numerous touring artists.
  • Negotiated between talent and various agencies for contractual arrangements.
  • Managed talent booking contracts.
  • Recruited applicants actively nationwide via multiple channels and for wide-ranging positions.
  • Established and deepened partnerships with third-party organizations such as recruitment agencies to maintain strong pipeline of high-quality candidates.
  • Defined current and future talent needs, methods of team development and capability gaps to help leaders maximize performance.
  • Maintained full talent program compliance with federal, state-specific and company employment and acquisition practices.
  • Managed book of clients with new projects, account records and client details.
  • Kept paper and digital records of bookings, reservations and client needs.
  • Established career goals and success strategies with clients.
  • Created campaigns to develop and market clients' brands.
  • Used strong negotiation skills to obtain top-notch bookings.
  • Built and maintained strong connections with venues.
  • Organized files and records for clients, maximizing security on all information.
Marriott International - Night Club Supervisor
Florence, AL, 02/2012 - 01/2014
  • Extended existing customer relationships through extensive communication and tried-and-true marketing strategies.
  • Forecasted trends in expected business levels and adjusted labor and inventory to match expectations.
  • Mitigated risk by ensuring regulatory compliance for required licensing.
  • Assessed, optimized and elevated operations to target current and expected demands.
  • Recruited, hired and trained new employees, including monitoring and review of individual performance.
  • Led staff meetings for team of 10 to communicate Club entertainment directives.
Exact Sciences - IT Project Manager
Spokane, WA, 05/1998 - 11/2011
  • Outlined work plans, assessed resources and determined timelines for projects.
  • Designed, engineered and supported various IT projects as key technical resource.
  • Updated network systems to support confidential company operations and eliminate hacking ability.
  • Led accounting system transformation to facilitate company growth.
  • Executed proof of concept implementations to validate product feasibility.
  • Arranged ongoing technical training classes for staff members.
  • Reviewed installation and rollout of medical administration software for proper functionality.
  • Assessed project risks and devised mitigation actions encompassing close attention to contracts and service level agreements by subcontractors and vendors, external dependencies and potential roadblocks.
Oak Street Health - Sales Executive
Decatur, GA, 02/1993 - 02/1995
  • Built effective channel partnerships to enhance company-wide sales and drive group performance.
  • Employed techniques such as cold calling, prospecting and networking to land new customers and penetrate new markets.
  • Implemented strategies to drive changes and improvements and enhance performance.
  • Coordinated and merchandised seasonal collections and designs based on trending styles.
  • Conducted internal and external product training, prepared and executed sales presentations.
  • Established lucrative, long-term relationships with customers by effectively resolving issues and delivering exemplary service.
  • Coordinated with purchasing manager to negotiate and secure contracts with key clients.
  • Expanded territory by successfully cold-calling senior medical leadership and negotiating profitable contracts for all product lines offered.
  • Created and delivered sales presentations demonstrating value through cost reduction, ROI and customer satisfaction.
  • Participated in networking events to meet and discuss service offerings with potential clients.
  • Exceeded sales goals and improved profitability by aligning sales strategies and business plans with market trends.
Activities and Honors
  • Member, Small Business Association (2008 - present)

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Lake Region High School
  • Morse School Of Business

Job Titles Held:

  • Talent Agent
  • Night Club Supervisor
  • IT Project Manager
  • Sales Executive


  • High School Diploma
  • Some College (No Degree)

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