How to Stand Out in a Sea of Bland Job Seekers

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Seeking out sports jobs can be frustrating, but just remember people are getting hired everyday – time to learn from what they are doing that you aren’t

This is the start of a very awkward conversation, but you probably guessed that from the headline.

I’ve begun this article 100’s of times and yet I always chicken out publishing it because, well, it’s brutally honest and most people don’t appreciate that.

I originally titled it “How to Be Smart in a Sea of Dumb Job Seekers” but I mellowed it out a bit because I don’t want my forthcoming points to get lost in the anger being called dumb creates. (Or to have to respond to the enraged comments that would inevitably follow)

The time is right for this article to finally meet the public, for one simple reason – I’m tired of getting emails from people blaming the system for their own shortcomings.

Finding a career that you love is not impossible, frankly it doesn’t even have to be that hard, but it does take work, self-analysis and a desire to stop blaming and start changing.

Let’s start with the ground rules:

  • Your troubles are not the fault of your college major
  • Or applicant tracking systems
  • Or your intern coordinator
  • Or the stack of resumes you compete with
  • Or the economy
  • Or your age

Those are excuses, no matter how valid you believe them to be. People are getting hired every day for sports jobs despite the economy, applicant tracking systems or any other conceivable excuse – so what are they doing that you aren’t?

Now there is the question we should be answering!

Compare these two emails that have come to me recently:

(Both parties agreed to inclusion in this article but wanted their names and companies kept out of it, which is fair)

Recent College Graduate with Multiple Job Offers:

Mr. Clapp,

Thanks for your advice on my interview with (name withheld), everything went great. But I have run into a bit of a problem. I was offered and accepted a Broadcast Associate position with (job #1), but have not submitted the contract yet. I unexpectedly heard from (company #2) yesterday telling me that they are offering me a Production Assistant position. I feel like backing out of (job #1) would not be smart, but I’m wondering if I’m crazy for rejecting (job #2)? I don’t want to not kill my chances at working at (job #2) in the future if (job #1) does not work out. Any ideas for how to handle this situation?

Sports Job Seeker Without Job Offers:

Mr. Clapp:

Your advice, while potentially useful, fails to address that it is not a “cure all solution” and is not wholly relevant to the market today. I went into college with these same strategies in mind, and followed them faithfully. Now after obtaining my B.S. I’m still living with my parents spending day after day sending out applications. I have applied only for entry-level positions that I was vastly overqualified for to make sure that my application wouldn’t just get tossed in the under-qualified bin. And yet here I am, 9 months and more than 400 applications later. So tell me, if I did all of this that you advocate, have had my applications repeatedly reviewed by “experts” to make sure they would interest employers, and yet nobody is interested in hiring, what would you say?

One person asks – “how do I handle getting multiple offers?” …while the next one states, “nobody is interested in hiring” and is looking for someone else to provide their “cure all solution.”

Polar opposite experiences, while living in the same era with the same economy, up against the same stack of resumes.

I understand the frustration and I am by no means minimizing the self-doubt that creeps in or the easy road that blaming provides. But it does not help anything.

So what do you actually change? What do you do different? What buttons do you push that lead to success?

Quite possibly some painful ones.

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1: Start Learning More

I’m going to pull a fast one on you.

You probably think from that subhead I’m going to advocate going back to school, taking an additional class or learning a trade online.

While those are good ideas, they aren’t exactly ground-breaking and if you can’t figure out that to get sports jobs or frankly any jobs, you may need to learn more skills, well, we have bigger problems.

Nope, the learning I am talking about is from others. You need to start surrounding yourself with more successful people.

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Learning from other people who have found the success you want is paramount to your career growth

I’m stealing this quote from entrepreneur Jim Rohn (which I actually read on this fantastic blog as part of an inspiring article):

“You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

It’s time to start spending time with the right people and by right people I mean people who have achieved what you want to achieve.

Here’s how:

Let’s break these down a little more.

Be Humble – when I get emails from people asking for help or advice and they approach me in an honest manner – I help. When they get defensive, go on attack mode, or act as if they have all the answers – I don’t bother.

When you reach out to someone strip yourself down from everything that has burdened you. Leave your sob story behind, and only bring your honest desire to learn something new, something that has worked for them.

Use LinkedIn – Be purposeful, don’t target a bunch of people and spam out a mass email to randoms. Make a personal outreach to specific people you have identified that may have knowledge in your side of the sports industry.

  • Maybe they are a recent graduate who has found work
  • Maybe they are a hiring manager that can tell you what they are looking for during the job interview process
  • Maybe they are a senior executive who may take an interest in mentoring you
  • Maybe they are someone in their 40’s who has re-invented themselves and found work

Don’t just reach out to people you think can get you a job, reach out to people you can learn something from.

People will be more open if they don’t think there are strings attached.

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Well said. Can’t improve on that here.

Ask Good Questions – Don’t overdo it. If you make it too daunting or time consuming no one will respond to you. Craft 1-2 specific questions to get the ball rolling.

Do not ask general wide-open questions like, “So how do I get a job in sports?” ask specific questions like, “I hope to work in sports radio, possibly even on air someday, do you think it is better to start out behind the scenes and work my way up? Or should I just get on the air somewhere small?”

The latter question is easy for someone in the business to answer and surely it’s something they will have an opinion on. The specific question is way more likely to get a well-thought out, insightful, response.

Be Open to New Techniques – If you are searching for a ‘Hail Mary’ cure all from each conversation you embark on you are going to be disappointed.

What works for one person may not work for you.

What worked for one person may be something you’ve tried before and had no luck with.

Neither of those results are reasons to go deaf and stop listening to others.

Keep talking, keep asking, stay open-minded to subtle differences and continue to seek out information and truth. The unintended side-effect of making these new acquaintances is that if you do it right, like we outline above, you will have a new advocate too.

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2: Cut Down Your Bitching Time

Complaining is part of the human condition, it is as if we are all wired to express our contempt for something way more often than our pleasure.

There is a study that says if you have a positive experience you are likely to share it with five people, but if you have a negative experience you are likely to share it with 17. I have to imagine this study was completed pre-Facebook because now I’d say the average complaint goes out to 500+ and more often than ever.

If someone can explain to me why that is true, I am all ears because I don’t get it.

It’s a waste. Of time. Of Energy. Of Purpose.

Do you think it will improve anything? Does the catharsis really improve your outlook?

Before people start jumping down my throat and thinking I’m naïve – I’m not expressing the idea that you should never be able to complain – I do it too, I’m not above it. I just try really hard to keep it in control.

I don’t pretend to read Psychology Today, but a friend sent me this snippet a few years back and it changed my manner of processing my negative reaction to things:

If you vocalize your negativity, or even slightly frown when you say “no,” more stress chemicals will be released, not only in your brain, but in the listener’s brain as well. The listener will experience increased anxiety and irritability, thus undermining cooperation and trust. In fact, just hanging around negative people will make you more prejudiced toward others!

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Are you crazier than Paul George’s stylist?

Any form of negative rumination—for example, worrying about your financial future or health—will stimulate the release of destructive neurochemicals. And the same holds true for children: the more negative thoughts they have, the more likely they are to experience emotional turmoil. But if you teach them to think positively, you can turn their lives around.

Negative thinking is also self-perpetuating, and the more you engage in negative dialogue—at home or at work—the more difficult it becomes to stop.

If that doesn’t freak you out just a bit you are crazier than Paul George’s stylist.

Here’s the deal, there are things to be learned in negative experiences and if your first instinct is to head to Facebook and post that you got rejected for a job, I’m telling you to stop, and instead spend your time analyzing what went wrong.

Do you think when Peyton Manning has a terrible Super Bowl performance he sits around bitching and complaining about the refs or his teammates? Nope. He watches film, he studies his mistakes, he tries to learn from the situations he was in so that he can do better the next time around when faced with similar experiences.  (Not that he has! (I couldn’t resist, low blow from a Patriots fan))

Stop spending so much energy bitching and spend a little more time analyzing what went wrong and what you need to change.

3: The ‘Most Likely To Be Hired’ Have Made Better Use of Their Time Than You Have

A job seeker I have been mentoring got hired right after graduating in the spring. In preparation for this article I asked him point blank, “Why do you think you were hired?”

His answer isn’t some mind-blowing out-of-the-box technique where he bought Google ad space to promote himself or made a video of himself running up the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and celebrating like Rocky (I actually received that along with a resume once).

It’s a fundamentally sound response, rooted in maximizing your time and getting the most out of each experience:

“My current employer told me during my interview how impressed they were with the amount of experience I had while at school, including my involvement on-campus and the amount of internships I did. I came off as someone who was going to do whatever it takes to break into this field. I was far from the most talented broadcast journalism student at my university, but I’d argue my resume was one of the best of my graduating class due to how much experience I gained through internships and on-campus involvement.”

This person did five internships while in school. That is five segments of a resume where you can showcase results you have achieved in the real world.

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Gaining experience through online courses, internships, or volunteering are incredible ways to use your time

This person worked at the campus radio station and TV stations.

They learned video editing, audio editing, marketing, sales, camera work, writing and reporting and they did it all outside of the classroom in a true working environment.

Employers want people with skills gained outside of the classroom, that is often the differentiator for many who find work post-graduation.

I also have mentored some people undergoing a career change in their 40’s who have found jobs. I asked one of them the same question “Why do you think you got hired?” and their response followed a similar theme:

“It took me three months to get hired, so there was definitely some frustration mounting on my part, but the feedback I got from my eventual employer made it clear I made the right moves leading up to the job. They told me they were impressed I kept learning (I took online classes that focused on particular skills I needed to develop) that I volunteered in my desired field, and that I framed my previous work experience in a manner that highlighted my leadership, attention to detail and willingness to do whatever it took. I think the final reason they hired me is because I spent so much time researching this job opportunity and had multiple, well thought out questions at the end of the interview that led to a really great dialogue between myself and my interviewee. We went from hiring manager and interview subject, to two people talking about the business – I can’t begin to explain how helpful that was in the impression I left them with.”

The last point I believe is a very strong one.

Researching and understanding the job you are interviewing for leads to smart questions you can ask at the end of the interview (since every single interview ends with “Do you have any questions for me?). When you start asking smart questions, you grab the attention of the interviewer, show you have really put some thought, time and energy into understanding their role, and leave a memorable impression.

That may be just the step you need to take.

Final Thought

The tone of this article isn’t meant to be dismissive of anyone’s pain at all – but I know some of you will take it that way and flame me in the comments.

Truth is, if you are feeling that way right now you should go back and read point #2 again. Blaming me won’t help you; being open to the changes we outline here just might.

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About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the sports media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

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Comments

  1. Hello there Brian,

    I just wanted to let you know that I read your article because of the title and I did not want to run from it. However, per your warning, it did make me a bit uncomfortable, kind of like an extra wind sprint or two after a long practice, but I digress.

    To follow your advice and not send you a slew of questions, I will choose one and let you take it from there. LinkedIn. What gives? I created a profile a few years back and it seemed to be filled with people asking for something and giving nothing in return. However, I have gotten back on the website recently and it seems to have improved, with actual job openings and insightful information. How can I use it efficiently and not come across as a needy, desperate job seeker?

    Any feedback would be most welcome and I will search for you on LinkedIn.

    Regards,

    Travis Graham

    • Hey Travis – thanks for commenting. There are a lot of good conversations related to jobs and workplace culture that take place on LinkedIn. I think the objective should be to get involved in groups, start commenting on discussions, follow companies that interest you, ask questions, begin a dialogue with people and then start to recognize thought leaders in your industry. Once you do that, start asking more questions – just please please PLEASE make them specific. There is nothing I hate more than someone asking “I love sports, how should I break into the sports industry?” – but on the flip side I love it when someone says, “I’d love to work in sports broadcasting, what do you think are the primary skills I should learn that would make me stand out to employers?” I can answer that with a clear action plan, but I can’t really answer such a vague question as the former. As for sounding like aneedy desperate job seeker – don’t ask FOR anything, ask questions to improve your knowledge. If your questions are smart and people enage with you, over time you’ll feel when the time is right to say, “I’ve really enjoyed talking with you – I hope you can see how passionate I am about ______ do you know of any opportunities where I can start my career?” Again, this comes after you have built some semblance of a social media relationship with someone. ANother thing i hate is when someone I don’t know from Adam asks if I can recommend them for a job or give them insight on a lead…how in the world would I do that?

      Hope this helps! – Brian

  2. Hi Brian,
    First and foremost I want to say thank you for writing this article. I really needed to read it! I’m a recent graduate from grad school where I majored in sports management. I’ve had a passion for sports since I was a young child. My ultimate career goal is to become a sports broadcaster. I do not have experience in broadcasting other than hosting my own sports show. I do have found difficulty finding a job in the field I want due lack of experience. I would like to ask you how I could go about gaining expeeience and reaching out to a mentor to help guide me in the direction that I want to go in. I am actively looking for ways to learn the art of broadcasting and the equipment used in that field. I’m even considering going back to school to obtain a broadcasting degree. I have a goal that I’m trying to achieve, I just need help making the right steps to achieve that goal!

    • Kelly – glad you enjoyed the article! Sounds like your degree has helped you learn the business side of sports but maybe not the tactical or technical positions that would be necessary for a sports broadcasting career. A couple of thoughts come to mind (and remember I spent 15 years in sports broadcasting so this question is close to my heart) first when you say you want to be a sports broadcaster what does that mean to you? Reporter? Producer? Video Editor? Director? there are many different career paths and requirements depending on what you want. One thing I would say is a must learn for ANY of these fields, is knowing how to edit video. Take a class to learn Avid or Final Cut Pro – there are other editing systems out there, but the function and logic is basically the same across platforms. (I used to be an expert on Quantel, but because of that background was able to learn Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid in a few hours). Also another skill that you must be excellent at is writing, so work on it constantly. – hope this helps, send a follow up comment so we can discuss your actual career goals. – Brian

  3. Hi Brian,

    Thank you so much for contributing such helpful and resourceful content to the site! I always look forward to reading new articles here. For some background, I just completed my undergrad work this past May and I freelance in live sports production. Right now I feel like I am in both boats at the same time. I have a relatively steady gig working in baseball (in the control room for in stadium productions), but with the season coming to an end it’s back to the drawing board (sort of). I have some experience in the field … but I know I need to learn more. I am constantly meeting people and take those opportunities to put myself out there. In turn I have my foot in the door in many places and have picked up a few more gigs, it’s just challenging to sell myself because being young it feels like I am selling my “willingness to learn” over actual experience. Everyone has to start somewhere and I understand that.

    Another issue I have is I don’t have one position in mind that I am after. I literally enjoy learning and working in any and every position I can from rolling cable to directing. It seems that potential employers desire employees to have more of a goal in mind, or to specialize in a particular area. I would greatly appreciate advice as to how I should best handle this. Should I be going after something specific?

    Thank you for your time!

    Lauren

  4. Hi Brian,

    I’m interested in being a reporter, but I really want to learn how to edit video and be more hands on with the production of my sports show. As far as gaining experience, I have run into difficulty obtaining entry level positions as many companies are looking to hire students as interns. I have found that doing informational interviews to be helpful in gaining contacts and networking. Do you think I should continue doing those or how should I change my approach in my job hunting?

    • Hey Kelly – definitely learn how to edit video, run a camera, run an audio board, do graphics – these are all skills TV people need, especially if you want to be a reporter. The more versatile you are the more likely you are to be hired. That said, look for produciton assistan jobs to get your foot in the door and then work on your craft as a reporter. YOu need to get that first opportunity in the business! – Brian

    • Hi Kelly,
      You should start doing videos on YouTube. Maybe your own weekend wrap up of what happened in sports or the sport you are interested in working in. I’ve always been told and learned first hand that watching yourself on camera teaches you so much about yourself. Good luck.

  5. Manuel Gonzales says:

    I read the article and feel that was said is common sense. I don’t feel berated nor do I feel dumb for not getting a job after almost 4 months of unemployment. I have learned a lot about what goes on in the pre-interview process. I have one question that I hope you can advise me with: How can I apply to jobs (without paying a premium) that arise on several job boards that when I hit “apply” I get transferred a site like WorkInSports.com that forces me to pay for a subscription before I can enter Any information?

    • Manuel – glad you enjoyed the advice provided. I may not be the right person to answer your question because we do provide incredible resources for people looking for jobs in the sports industry, but we are a business so we charge a fee. One idea may be to just sign up for a week membership at just $10…also, we run promotions pretty often where you can get a deep discount on our services! – Best of luck – Brian

  6. Mary Beth Chambers says:

    Hi Brian,

    I read your article and concur with your advice. In my courses, I tell my students that opportunity is all around them…should they choose to reach out and grab it. Life is a choice, and opportunities are there. The funny thing about opportunity…it always seems to lie just beyond our grasp…just beyond our comfort zone..requiring us to take a leap of faith in ourselves to go get it. Even at my age, more than 2 decades their senior, this still holds true for me…still requires me to take action on the butterflies for me to get to the next step.

    For most of our young lives, we hear our mothers tell us “don’t talk to strangers”, and yet, in order to break into the sport world, talking to strangers is a requirement. In fact, being able to effectively talk with strangers is the requirement. Students who fear picking up the phone or reaching out via email to others and instead rely on mass mailings of resumes will get buried in an inbox or database, never to be heard from again. Jobs (my opinion) are to be had by the courageous, persistent folks who put themselves out there and can talk with people about themselves confidently (not arrogantly) and who have a true desire to understand the other person’s needs. People hire people…not databases or inboxes. The stronger a person’s people skills and ability to communicate and develop rapport quickly with others, the better off folks will be.

    Students need to know themselves…their likes/dislikes, know their strengths & weaknesses, and have a solid frame of reference about the work environment (thru volunteering and internships) so they are not living in a glorified fantasy of what they envision sports is all about…and then when the opportunity presents itself, they must be able to sell themselves and their skills on the spot in a polished way, making a strong first impression. This skill only comes with practice, doing it hundreds of times.

    For many students, these self reflection activities/interpersonal skills are not taught in school…and most students don’t encounter the career services center on their campuses until spring of their senior year…too late to build a strong resume or any sort of network that is required for finding opportunity (as a student, that is…which is the best time for folks to do so because it is a non-threatening time for companies to engage with them).

    In all my courses we write elevator speeches and practice them on each other and on guest speakers who come to class…we conduct informational interviews…they must have a LinkedIn account and begin reaching out for information.

    All these networking and volunteer activities require extra effort over and above a gpa…these activities are required over and above any and all academic effort they employ. They cause folks to squirm in their seats at first because it is much more comfortable to interact with the cell phone/tablet in their hand than with the person in front of them. It requires initiative and thinking beyond what may be and being able to envision and create opportunity in your mind where none may exist. These are difficult skills for students who have not been introduced to these ideas.

    Thanks for your comments, and a dose of reality.

    • Mary Beth – thank you so much for your eloquent and spot on response. I have nothing but admiration for you and what you strive to accomplish with your students. If we can ever help you, or your students, let me know! – Brian ( bclapp at workinsports.com )

  7. Dear Brian (I almost feel like I’m writing to a Dear Abby for people who want to work in sports),

    I would first like to thank you for this article, it was very helpful and reinforced for me the necessity of maintaining equanimity no matter how frustrating the job search process may get. Before I ask my question I’ll give you a brief overview of where I am at right now in my career to better guide you with your answer.

    My goal is to eventually be an on-air sports broadcaster. I graduated from a very good college with a journalism degree but I wasn’t happy with the emphasis the program put the broadcasting side of journalism, as well with how I utilized my time while in school. This prompted my decision to attend an 8-month Broadcast Journalism conservatory program at New York Film Academy where I was able to receive intensive hands on training in all of the aspects of broadcasting I wished I had gotten from college. Since graduating that program I have been writing for an up and coming website and have been able to move up the ladder rather quickly. However my true interests remain with TV broadcasting. I am currently in the process of trying to find a job in production with one of the New York sports networks (SNY, MSG, YES) or with one of the nationwide networks. My thoughts are that it would be beneficial to gain some experience and hopefully work my way up the ladder at such a network while continuing to hone my broadcasting and writing skills with the website I currently work for.

    So my question involves trying to make contacts at one of these networks when I don’t have one and have so far been unsuccessful applying for jobs I see posted on their websites or various job boards that I frequent. What is your thought on cold-calling one of these networks and asking about their availabilities or at least what they look for in a candidate?

    I am currently in the process of trying to make some connections with people on LinkedIn in the manner that you suggested in this article, however I am interested in your thoughts on the potential for success with cold-calling.

    Thank you very much for your advice in this article as well as in past articles of your’s that I have read.

    -Paul

    • Paul, thanks for your reply and I just accepted your request on LinkedIn as well. I don’t think cold-calling is a good idea, I hated it when people called me out of the blue when I was News Director at Fox Sports Northwest, but that may be just me. The reason I didn’t like it is because if I didn’t have a position open these people that would call and want to talk my ear off would just be wasting time in my already busy day. If I had an open position I still had to go through our normal HR mapped out process of receiving and evaluating resumes, so their call didn’t seem inspired, it seemed desperate. Just being honest here.
      I’ve written many articles on our blog about breaking into sports broadcasting since that is my wheelhouse. My suggestion to you, if you don’t already have these skills, is to work on video editing, camera work, audio operating…anything in production that provides you the skill to get hired. I know your goal is to be on-air, but I know hundreds of anchors and reporters that started out as PA’s and worked their way up to on-air. Also, I’d suggest you at least consider relocating outside of New York, I know people at all of those networks you mentioned above and they are very very competitive positions when they come open. Your best shot to get on air could be starting out at a smaller market and developing your demo reel while getting more reps. Hope this helps, feel free to ask more questions… we like helping. – Brian

  8. Courtney Savage says:

    I’m a recent graduate and I find everyone is looking for a candidate with experience, even at the entry level. I understand said experience may come from internships. I hear of many people doing internships during and after college, but all of the internships I find must be used for school credit. I only had one semester to receive internship credit, so I only have one internship on my resume and it only provided me with experience in one aspect of my future job. What can I do to gain more experience so that I may be more appealing to an employer?

  9. Hi Brian.

    I am a 27 year old female starting out as a sports broadcaster. I have been at a TV station for over 2 years in their production department but as a freelancer. I recently got a small reporter jobs at a local online sports network. I was excited about as I know this is how you start. Even tho I wasn’t paid that great, I know you have to pay your dues and I am fine with that. Unfortunately they ended up not paying me for the few games i did and said they didn’t have the money for it, i had to cover my salary. I won’t go in details on that.
    Anyway, my question is I stopped it because I couldn’t afford not to be paid but on the other end, being in a live situation isn’t possible all the time, so I now wonder if I made the right choice. What’s your thought? I find that to start out, you have to do a lot on your own, unpaid or barely, which I completely get, however I am struggling to balance that part and paying the bills. Any advice?

    • Mylene – you made the right call, don’t ever let any “business” take advantage of your skills and talents, it sounds like they are a scam and you wouldn’t want to be associated with them anyway. I think you need to leverage the opportunity at the TV network you currently work at – make friends with the director and see if you can get time on set to work on your reel. Make friends with the anchors and reporters and ask them questions about getting started and breaking in…see if they will watch your reel and give you critiques. And consider looking for open positions at smaller stations in small cities… that’s the way to break in and get paid! Also, the other way I suggest is to look into becoming a PA at a bigger network, think CNN, ESPN, Fox Sports, and then do as I mentioned above…make friends and keep working on your reel! I know many many anchors and reporters who started out as PA’s at bigger networks and worked their way up to be on-air. – Best of luck, Brian

  10. A completely off topic comment! The point on Cut Down Your Bitching Time… I am an IT business analyst. If you ever end up being the one to talk to the business analyst this is your opportunity (sometimes just brought in as “a consultant”). I love hearing people’s complaints about the software, the process, the people – all of it. My job is to fix it. 🙂 Pour your heart out; I am your therapist. My role is to write it all down, reshuffle all pieces, and with the development team, give you a better technical life. I say this because frequently people that I interview hold back about steps in the process or their technical woes. So bitch away to me about your job, I am here to help.

    Way off topic, but that is what hit me from your statement!

  11. Rob Layton says:

    Should I try to keep sending demos or start a new one to get some PDs to listen and give me an interview.

  12. Are there others still struggling to get a fullt time career in Sports? I have been in the industry for as a game day employee and currently an intern which ends on August 31. Anyone have contacts within teams that are hiring in Merchandise or Community Relations?

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