I Want To Work in Sports Part 2: Creating a Networking Strategy

Justin Hunt is the author of From Mascot To Agent And Everything In Between and has agreed to write a three part series on breaking into the sports industry for the Work in Sports blog. This is Part 2, if you missed Part 1 start here: I Want to Work in Sports…now what? A networking strategy […]

I Want to Work in Sports! …Now What?

“I want to work in sports because I love sports!” If you are serious about working in sports, you need to remove this phrase from your vocabulary. I was once in your shoes, and while I was advised early on never to say this, I still had the mentality that surrounds this logic. But let […]

Sports Analytics Have Changed the Game For Good

Baseball has always been a sport guided by instincts and crotchety old men observing and opining from the bleachers…until it wasn’t. Hockey, a free-flowing sport with seemingly endless movement, has always been known for brilliant bursts of speed and talent, until another, more meaningful data point emerged convincing teams to reroute their game philosophy. The list goes […]

Seven Tips to Prepare for the January Sports Job Push

Right after ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ has concluded, we head directly into my favorite season of the year – job search season. Many job seekers take the months of November and December off, enjoying their eggnog induced malaise and basking in the spirit of holiday shopping. For others, the New Year provides […]

Five Reasons to Become a High School Football Official

Several years ago, I decided I wanted to be a high school football official. Since every question seems to have it’s answer on the internet,  I searched football officiating jobs on the google machine and found around 517,000 results in 0.78 seconds (so says Google). Spoiler alert: I didn’t read them all, but I did find […]

7 Secrets of Applicant Tracking Systems Every Candidate Should ‘Decode’

Nowadays, one key feature that most job applicants overlook while applying for a particular job is the presence of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). This particular software acts as the gatekeeper to an organization’s recruiting process and is mainly utilized for selection of a resume, based on specific previously determined criteria. Knowledge of how an […]

From American Studies to Baseball Immortality: How Theo Epstein Carved His Own Path

How in the world did an American Studies major at Yale become the most immortal figure in baseball? For Theo Epstein, the man who laughs at centuries old curses, his career growth was dependent on two things – goal setting and filling gaps. Let’s go back to the beginning, long before Epstein led the Boston […]

Awesome Jobs You Can Score With a Sports Analytics Degree

Every child grows up dreaming about playing for his or her favorite sports team. Scoring the winning basket or clinching a championship in overtime is the ultimate fantasy. Eventually, poor genetics set in and reality takes the place of any imagined career involving a professional run as an athlete. The idea of glory never leaves […]

Learning Sports Business is the Angle you Need to Take – Here’s Why

Sports are often boiled down into visuals for the average fan. See ball, follow ball, cheer for person hitting/shooting/throwing ball. But to limit sports to that overly simplistic viewpoint conceals the identity of the true industry movers and shakers. Sports are a $600-billion-dollar international industry with thousands of employees directly connected to each home run, […]

Video Interviews: The New Frontier Of Job Interviewing

The next time you apply for a sports industry job, don’t be surprised if it involves a video interview. Consider that most of the 500 human resources managers who were asked in a survey how often they used video interviews decided to check the box beside “very often.” The other popular responses were, in order, […]

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