One of the greatest secrets to becoming a professional artist is this: "Don't always wait for someone ELSE to give you a job." While auditioning is an excellent chance to hone your skills and to work in the industry, it shouldn't be your only avenue to success. You must think like an entrepreneur and create your OWN opportunities too. Find collaborators - writers, designers, directors, musicians, composers, people with the same gumption as you - and go make something happen! It's important to branch out and not just surround yourself with other performers. Create something new and you can add "Producer" to your resume too!