Equally important to knowing what kind of actor you are is to not get lost in the crowd. So: Separate yourself!
Separating yourself from the hundreds and thousands of other actors out there is daunting but luckily there are several things you can do to accomplish this.
A pretty face in your headshot is nice but nice won't get you anywhere. If there is nothing behind your eyes, nothing especially interesting you won't stand out and with hundreds of other actors in the pile you won't get noticed. Your head shot is often the first thing a casting director will see. Find a photographer you trust, can build a good relationship with and work it baby!
Work and training
Also, even if a gig is unpaid or you have to save up hard to pay for a great class, keep building your resume and stay proactive. Learn new skills and techniques, stay in training and enjoy every acting opportunity that comes your way. After all, acting is what you love to do and with a great CV you may be able to stand out of the crowd and start getting auditions for paid jobs.
Sounds like a good plan to me. What do you think?
Until tomorrow. Happy thinking!