Steps taken before an actor books a job vary. Sometimes there’s a direct booking, meaning you’re chosen from just your headshot and resume (and perhaps a viewing of your demo reel) or from your voiceover demo. The vast majority of the time, there’s an audition and often a callback, especially for on-camera jobs.
Frustrating: There’s no way to know when I’ll find out if I get any of the jobs or not. And if I do get the gig(s), I don’t know when I’ll get the call time or location. Right now I’m on a check avail for a VO today (which I found out about around 4pm yesterday, after another check avail yesterday afternoon for yesterday afternoon) and another for Monday (found out on the 23rd after a first check avail received around 8pm on the 22ndfor the 25th or 26th). Whew.