Aaron says the biggest mistake that aspiring models make is "not doing the research beforehand." Not sure where to start? Aaron suggests that "One should check to see who is reputable first, length in the buisness, and who an agency represents." Look for an agent by flipping through your favorite magazine spreads and making a note of which agency represents the models you like. If you're looking into a smaller agency, do some internet research before giving them a call to make sure they have a good reputation in the industry.
"Classes can be helpful to individuals in terms of self confidence and comfort with aspects of the business," says Aaron, though he emphasizes that classes are by no means a prerequisite. Consider the option if you feel like you have something that's holding you back, lack knowledge of the industry, or if you're in need of a confidence boost. And like with any job, read up on the agency you're interviewing with, including past and present models signed with them and company news.