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Being on the job hunt can be a lonely place filled with self-doubt and sleepless nights. For many, fear overwhelms the promise of landing a dream job and they fall back into their comfortable dead end job. Clock in, clock out, collect paycheck, rinse, repeat. But not for you. You’re here because you want something better for yourself, and we want that too.

Our blog has insider information that will set you up for success, teach you the right way to do things, help you learn from industry experts and understand what skills you need to thrive. So read on and learn – and don’t forget to ask questions in the comment section of each article - we actually take the time to respond to them because we believe we’re in this together.



Brian Clapp: A Terrible Trend in Job Interviewing – Work in Sports Podcast E019

Posted: 11/17/2017


A Terrible Trend in Job Interviewing – Work in Sports Podcast E019 Hello everyone – I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Friday QA session! This week I had a bit of an honor, I was the keynote speaker at Williamson Central High School’s career day [...]


Brian Clapp: How to Become a Buyer for a Sports Retailer

Posted: 11/16/2017


Have you ever wondered how your favorite sports brand gets put into retail stores? All stores, whether a large chain or small business, have at least one employee that decides what products will be sold in store. This buyer finds the best product at the lowest prices by negotiating with dozens of vendors. They also [...]


Brian Clapp: Are You Ready to Work in Baseball? Work in Sports Podcast e018

Posted: 11/15/2017


Are You Ready to Work in Baseball? Josh Rawitch, Senior VP of Content and Communication for the Arizona Diamondbacks joins us on the Work in Sports Podcast Hi, I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports Podcast. I had this dream early in my career that I wanted to work [...]


Brian Clapp: The Scoop on Entry Level Sports Jobs – Work in Sports Podcast e017

Posted: 11/13/2017


The Scoop on Entry Level Sports Jobs – Monday QA Session Happy Monday everyone – I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports podcast. We’re back for another QA session where I answer your fan questions and try to go really deep into a subject. The thing that makes this [...]


Brian Clapp: What’s the Deal with Sports Social Media Jobs? Work in Sports Podcast e016

Posted: 11/10/2017


What’s the Deal with Sports Social Media Jobs? I promised a Friday edition of the WorkinSports podcast and here it is…our first Friday! But since I have to introduce each podcast in a similar manner… Hi, I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast FRIDAY QA Session! [...]


Brian Clapp: The Rise of Coaching in eSports

Posted: 11/9/2017


  Advances in technology are changing every aspect of our lives, including sports. New devices are revolutionizing the ways athletes train and how coaches strategize. However, technology has birthed an entirely new way to play: video games. Although video games are not the first thing that come to people’s minds when they think of sports, [...]


Brian Clapp: A Completely Different Approach To Sports Business (that really works!) – Work in Sports Podcast e15

Posted: 11/8/2017


A Completely Different Approach To Sports Business (that really works!) Hi this is Brian Clapp, Director of Content for Work in Sports and yes, you are in the right place, this is still the Work in Sports podcast. This sound, or rather song poisoning since I’ve been singing it in my head for the last [...]


Brian Clapp: Preparing for a Sports Job Interview – Work in Sports Podcast e14

Posted: 11/6/2017


Preparing for a Sports Job Interview – Monday QA Session on the Work in Sports Podcast Hi I’m Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports Podcast – Monday QA Session. This is the second week of going to two podcast a week and to be honest, I already [...]


Brian Clapp: Helping People Stay Safe at Sports Events – Work in Sports Podcast E013

Posted: 11/1/2017


James DeMeo, Sports Security Expert and Author of “What’s Your Plan” Hi I’m Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. When 9/11 happened I was working at CNN Headline News producing the sports reports. It was a time frame I’ll never forget. Rumors flew, panic roamed the [...]


Brian Clapp: How Do You Take the Next Step in Your Sports Career? – Work in Sports Podcast e012

Posted: 10/30/2017


How Do You Take The Next Step in Your Sports Career? Hi I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the work in sports podcast— Welcome to our Monday edition where I answer fan questions we’ve received throughout the week, I do a deep dive into a specific problem or question someone [...]


Brian Clapp: Three Top Teams to Work for in Sports

Posted: 10/26/2017


When you’re trying to break into work in the sports world, it might seem like any team will do. In reality, working for a club that doesn’t share your values can leave you disheartened and burned out, making it hard to gain the experience needed to advance the career of your dreams. Luckily, there are [...]


Brian Clapp: How to Become a Successful Coach – Work in Sports Podcast e011

Posted: 10/25/2017


How to Become a Successful Coach – Episode 11 of the Work in Sports Podcast Hi I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast — We see coaches all the time, in fact many become just a big a part of the game as the star athletes [...]


Brian Clapp: A Deep Dive into Sports Analytics Jobs & Changing Careers into Sports – WorkinSports Podcast e10

Posted: 10/23/2017


Sports Job Q&A Podcast Session – Your Questions Answered Hi I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports podcast. A couple of weeks ago I received an email question from Alex Romero, who is on active duty in the US Navy. I answered his question in great detail, and was [...]


Brian Clapp: 7 Careers Fans of Winter Sports Should Consider

Posted: 10/19/2017


If you turn your passion into your career, you won’t work a day in your life – so the wisdom goes. If you’re a winter sports fan, there are a number of jobs you could consider which will combine your interest with a way to earn a living. Get your gear in order and take [...]


Brian Clapp: Becoming a Pro Sports Executive – Work in Sports Podcast E009

Posted: 10/18/2017


The Soft Skill You Need for Sports Jobs and an Interview with Amber Cox VP of the Connecticut Sun Hi I’m Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports podcast. I had a mentor, he was my General Manager at Fox Sports Northwest, and he was giving me advice on hiring [...]


Brian Clapp: The Secret To Landing a Job in Sports Marketing – Work in Sports Podcast E008

Posted: 10/10/2017


Spinning the Cam Newton Fiasco Forward and an Interview on Sports Marketing Jobs with Mark Crepeau, VP of Marketing Partnerships for the Basketball Hall of Fame Hi, this is Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and you are listening to the Work in Sports podcast. Last week Cam Newton made sexists remarks towards  female [...]


Brian Clapp: Turning Your Passion For Hockey into a Career You Love

Posted: 10/6/2017


You’ve been playing hockey your entire life. It started on the street in front of your house, and then quickly shifted to the ice. You’re passion for the game is undeniable. In your eyes, hockey isn’t just a sport — it’s a way of life. Sound about right? So, how do you turn that passion [...]


Brian Clapp: How to Choose the Right Sports Management Program – E007 Work in Sports Podcast

Posted: 10/4/2017


How to Choose the Right Sports Management Program Hi I’m Brian Clapp – Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports Podcast. A little history lesson to start. When I want to college in the early 90’s there was really no such thing as a Sports Management degree. There were business [...]


Brian Clapp: The Formula for Sports Career Success – E6 Work in Sports Podcast

Posted: 9/27/2017


Welcome to the Work in Sports Podcast – I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com. About a year ago I finally saw the movie Moneyball – Brad Pitt’s foray into the world of statistics in baseball. I had read the book, because every good sports dork should, but hadn’t seen the movie because, well, [...]


Brian Clapp: Earn The Masters Degree Sports Employers Respect

Posted: 9/25/2017


Each calendar year U.S. colleges and universities award approximately 1.8 million bachelor’s degrees, an artful piece of paper delivered with a handshake and framed for a lifetime spent on parent’s walls. But after the handshake, most in graduating glory begin to hear the clock ticking in their head. Like a stopwatch racing towards zero, the [...]


Brian Clapp: Earn The Master’s Degree Sports Employers Respect

Posted: 9/25/2017


Each calendar year U.S. colleges and universities award approximately 1.8 million bachelor’s degrees, an artful piece of paper delivered with a handshake and framed for a lifetime spent on parent’s walls. But after the handshake, most in graduating glory begin to hear the clock ticking in their head. Like a stopwatch racing towards zero, the [...]


Brian Clapp: What’s Next in Wearable Sports Technology

Posted: 9/25/2017


Like all trends, wearable sports technology is constantly undergoing changes and improvements to keep consumers interested. Fitbits, Apple Watches, and other wearables are well marketed to consumers, and companies have built their brands to become a necessities for many people in their day to day lives. Wearable gadgets are here to stay. Wrist gadgets, maybe [...]


Brian Clapp: Why The “Battle of the Sexes” Was About More Than Tennis

Posted: 9/21/2017


Women have been fighting for equal rights and equal pay for decades. Many believe one of the first instances of social change in women’s sports was the tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King in 1973. Riggs challenged King to a match with a $100,000 prize, the “Battle of the Sexes” match became [...]


Brian Clapp: Philadelphia Eagles Talent Acquisition Manager Colleen Scoles Shares What Pro Teams Look for When Hiring – Work in Sports Podcast E5

Posted: 9/20/2017


Work in Sports Podcast Episode 5 – Philadelphia Eagles Talent Acquisition Manager Colleen Scoles Hi, Welcome to the Work in Sports Podcast – I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports. My job is to use my experience in the sports industry to share ideas with you on how to make your way in sports. [...]


Brian Clapp: Bonus Work in Sports Podcast – CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Shuts Down Fox Sports Radio’s Clay Travis During Segment on Sexism and Racism

Posted: 9/18/2017


Bonus Podcast – Fox Sports Radio’s Clay Travis Shows What Stupidity Looks Like I’m doing this bonus podcast because I’m mad – really mad – and this is my chance to rant a bit and release some steam. I’ll let you know this is about Fox Sports radio host Clay Travis’ appearance on CNN this [...]


 
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