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Meet Our Sports Career Blogger and Podcast Host: Brian Clapp


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: Betsy Lauritzen: New Media in College Athletics  Work in Sports podcast e110

Posted: 8/15/2018


  We’re exploring new media in college athletics with Betsy Lauritzen, Assistant Director of New Media for Fresno State Athletics!   Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. One of my favorite stories to date happened on the podcast interview you are about to [...]


Brian Clapp: The Very Honest Networking Tips You Need to Hear  Work in Sports Podcast e109

Posted: 8/13/2018


People are clumsy and awkward at networking, myself included. These honest, raw tips will help you form a networking game plan that will work. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast For those of you new to the podcast, every Monday I answer a [...]


Brian Clapp: James JB Bryant: Taking The Next Step to Management  Work in Sports Podcast e108

Posted: 8/8/2018


The more you can prepare for an eventual role in management, the better off you will be. In this episode Colorado Rapids Manager of Inside Sales James Bryant talks about the management skills you need to develop starting now! Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in [...]


Brian Clapp: Whats the Deal When Entry Level Jobs Say They Want Experience? Work in Sports Podcast e107

Posted: 8/6/2018


Why do some entry level jobs want 2 years experience? What do they mean by experience and should I bother applying? Good Question! Let’s get into it: Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Lets talk about the Sports Career Accelerator event September 13-14th [...]


Brian Clapp: Megan Ebeck: Getting Inside the Event Marketing Game  Work in Sports Podcast e106

Posted: 8/1/2018


Arena Marketing Manager Megan Ebeck is the queen of multi-tasking, marketing over 150 events each year including San Jose Sharks home games, US Figure Skating Championships, Nitro Circus and a bevy of concerts. How does she do it? Listen in and learn. Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is [...]


Brian Clapp: Mastering the Art of the Job Interview  Work in Sports podcast e105

Posted: 7/30/2018


Three great questions came in this week on job interviewing, so why not handle all three?! Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Before we get into this weeks qa session I want to remind you all about our upcoming Sports Career Accelerator [...]


Brian Clapp: LA Clippers Joe Legaz: Straight Talk About Jobs in Sports Marketing  Work in Sports Podcast e104

Posted: 7/25/2018


Do you want to work in sports marketing? Joe Legaz Director of marketing for the LA Clippers joins the show to discuss openly and honestly what you need to make it in sports marketing. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports Podcast In pro sports [...]


Brian Clapp: Your Sports Internship Final Checklist and a Special Announcement  Work in Sports podcast e103

Posted: 7/23/2018


Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Before we get into todays question I am so fired up about our Sports Career Accelerator event coming up in September. If you are an avid listener to the podcast or a member of our private [...]


Brian Clapp: Kelsey Smith: Your Ticket into the Sports Industry  Work in Sports Podcast e102

Posted: 7/18/2018


Getting into the sports industry by learning the revenue creation side of the business – that’s our topic today with Kelsey Smith, Tampa Bay Lightning Account Executive. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast When do you get started? How do you figure out [...]


Brian Clapp: A Different Look At Your Sports Career Journey  Work in Sports podcast e101

Posted: 7/16/2018


Fan of the show Jordan asks “If you could go back and give your 22 year old self some advice, or things you would do differently in your career, what would they be?” I like this question, so I’m diving in. Come along and listen. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for Work [...]


Brian Clapp: Dasmine Evans: Handling The Stress of Getting Hired in Sports  Work in Sports Podcast e100

Posted: 7/11/2018


Hey everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Ill admit, over the 9 months and 99 episodes of this podcast Ive been a hound for titles. Ive wanted all of my guests to be people from the big leagues, the big brands and holders of [...]


Brian Clapp: The Most Efficient Way to Start Building Your Network  Work in Sports podcast e099

Posted: 7/9/2018


People are struggling to build their network of contacts and relationships in the sports industry, but you know what I see? Missed opportunities. Learn the easy tricks to network the right way. This weeks QA session comes from Jones in Milwaukee Hey Brian, Im a pretty new listener so forgive me if youve covered [...]


Brian Clapp: Dior Ginyard: Player Manager at the NFLPA  Work in Sports Podcast e098

Posted: 7/3/2018


From traumatic brain injury to Forbes 30 under 30, NFLPA Player Manager Dior Ginyard shares his story of finding his true sports passion: serving others Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Imagine for a second you had complete clarity in your life at [...]


Brian Clapp: The Extra Steps Necessary to Land Your Dream Job in Sports  Work in Sports Podcast e097

Posted: 7/2/2018


I know you want to work in sports, but are you willing to do everything it takes? Listen in to this podcast episode and learn how to separate from the pack. Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast! Let’s jump into today’s question from [...]


Brian Clapp: The Best #SportsBiz Career Advice of 2018 Part 2  Work in Sports Podcast e096

Posted: 6/27/2018


I went back and listened to our last 10 expert podcasts and picked out the best pieces of sports career advice. This is all the great actionable advice you can put to work for your sports career, right now! Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in [...]


Brian Clapp: Bombing Job Interviews? Heres How to Fix It. Work in Sports Podcast e095

Posted: 6/25/2018


If you are getting job interviews but not getting the job, it’s time to do an analysis of your interview technique. Listen in, we’ll show you how it’s done. Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp, Director of content for WorkinSports.com and this is the work in sports podcast Its a Monday QA session! Here’s this week [...]


Brian Clapp: Karl Keating: Exploring the World of Sports Brand Marketing  Work in Sports Podcast e094

Posted: 6/20/2018


Karl Keating, Brand lead for Nike’s House of Hoops joins the show to discuss international sports marketing, the challenges of leading teams and the various corporate cultures in sports apparel and lifestyle. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast The Silicon Valley is a [...]


Brian Clapp: The Importance of Stimulating Your Creativity  Work in Sports Podcast e093

Posted: 6/18/2018


Creativity is the essence of sports jobs, learn how to stimulate your creativity and productivness while separating yourself from the stimuli that deplete it. Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Everybody wants to talk about eSports. And that makes sense, its the current [...]


Brian Clapp: How To Nail Your Summer Sports Internship  Work in Sports podcast e092

Posted: 6/15/2018


Listen in We’re Digging Deep into Your Approach for Your Summer Sports Internship Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Quick update, this past Wednesday after releasing our latest podcast with Dr. Samuel Todd a researcher on the subject of sports job seekers, [...]


Brian Clapp: Finding the Right Fit For Your Sports Career  Work in Sports Podcast e091

Posted: 6/13/2018


Dr. Samuel Todd researches the human resources side of the sports industry and shares his vast experience crunching the data regarding sports careers. Lots to learn in this episode! Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Data, Data, Data! For those of you born [...]


Brian Clapp: What does the 2026 World Cup Mean for Sports Jobs? Work in Sports Podcast e90

Posted: 6/11/2018


If North America secures the bid for the 2026 World Cup – what does that mean for sports jobs seekers? A lot. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Happy Monday everyone, weve got a pretty big week ahead later this afternoon I [...]


Brian Clapp: Scott Rego: The Life of an NBA Equipment Manager  Work in Sports Podcast e89

Posted: 6/6/2018


Scott Rego, Head Equipment Manager for the Philadelphia 76ers explains his role, major responsibilities and the grind of traveling with the team on this edition of the Work in Sports podcast! Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for Workinsports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. If I worked in real estate, [...]


Brian Clapp: The Fundamentals of Breaking into Sports with Randy Just  Work In Sports podcast e088

Posted: 6/4/2018


WorkInSports.com Director of Customer Service, Randy Just, gets ambushed by Brian and answers the questions he hears most often from our premium members I had this idea, which was completely unfair. Our Director of Customer Service Randy Just is a fascinating guy, giving, lovable, and still attends EDM concerts in his mid-40’s. At WorkinSports.com we [...]


Brian Clapp: How to Gain the Respect of Your Bosses, Professors and Co-Workers  Work in Sports Podcast e087

Posted: 6/1/2018


What type of person are you? The kind who solves problems, or who blames others? Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkInSports podcast Just a quick update before we get into todays topic on being the type of employee that your bosses respect, your professors admire and [...]


Brian Clapp: Jack Mills: The Secret to Becoming a Successful Sports Agent  Work in Sports podcast e086

Posted: 5/29/2018


Jack Mills, agent for Baker Mayfield, joins the podcast to share the secrets he has learned over his 50 years representing NFL players. Ive long held this belief that if you are a sports fan you should work in sports. I know, revolutionary, but hear me out. All the people out there who are accountants, [...]


 
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