You should be current and up-to-date on all aspects of the acting business!
The periodicals like Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Backstage should be your bibles! Take Backstage, for example; many actors go straight to the Casting Notices section, but you should read it COVER TO COVER (or web page by page, if you only receive it digitally). It's the simplest way to stay connected and knowledgeable about the business you love! From advice columns to articles on the newest TV show or theater projects- those magazines are packed with information!