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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. Youre 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 dont forget to ask questions in the comment section of each article - we actually take the time to respond to them because we believe were in this together.



Brian Clapp: Standing Out in the Competitive Sports Job Market  Work in Sports Podcast e039

Posted: 1/17/2018


How Do You Stand Out in the Sports Job Market? Dan Rossetti, President of Prodigy Sports Recruiting Agency Joins the Show to Discuss That and More. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast — its expert Wednesday! I love expert Wednesday. I hope [...]


Brian Clapp: How To Gain Sports Industry Experience While Still in College  Work in Sports Podcast e38

Posted: 1/15/2018


Sports Jobs Want Experience! But How Do You Gain Experience While Still in College? Listen Up! Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports Podcast its a Monday QA Session! First things first if you have a question you want answered for an [...]


Brian Clapp: Five Things I Wish I Knew Early in my Sports Career  Work in Sports Podcast e037

Posted: 1/12/2018


Five Things I Wish I Knew Early in my Sports Career Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports Podcast. One housekeeping item first before we get into todays QA session. We have launched a private facebook group for fans of the podcast. In fact, many [...]


Brian Clapp: The Best #SportsBiz Advice of the Year  Work In Sports Podcast e036

Posted: 1/10/2018


We’ve Compiled all the Best #SportsBiz Advice from the Sports Industry Experts Interviewed During Our Podcast. Get Your Notepad Ready! Since September we’ve had 17 sports industry experts on the show, sharing their knowledge, tips and advice with all of you and we have many more lined up for the coming year. But this felt [...]


Brian Clapp: The Sports Professional as Youth Mentor

Posted: 1/9/2018


Athletes and sports professionals sometimes struggle with maintaining positive reputations. High-profile incidents across different leagues and major sporting events can cause a lot of damage to the reputation of athletes in general. People can become disillusioned with the role of athletes in society at large. Such perceptions are a real shame, because athletes have real [...]


Brian Clapp: The Path to Becoming an Athletic Director  Work in Sports Podcast e035

Posted: 1/8/2018


How Have 125 Division 1 FBS Athletic Director’s Become Athletic Directors? Jeremy O’Brien Joins the Show to Share his Research Hi Everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Were taking a slightly different approach to this QA session earlier this year I had it [...]


Brian Clapp: How Do You Pivot in Your Sports Career? Work in Sports Podcast e034

Posted: 1/5/2018


Looking to Change the Focus of Your Sports Career? How Do You Pivot into a New Sports Job? Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work In Sports podcast. Our first QA session of the year! I love getting your questions so if you have something gnawing on [...]


Brian Clapp: 5 Awesome Golf Tournaments You Can Volunteer Around At Around The World

Posted: 1/4/2018


Are you an avid golf fan? Are you considering a career in golf behind the ropes and want to experience what goes into running a golf tournament? Volunteering at a professional golf tournament will help you with both of these.Every professional golf tour recruits volunteers to help tournaments year round. Tournament organizers recruit volunteers in [...]


Brian Clapp: 5 Awesome Golf Tournaments You Can Volunteer At Around The World

Posted: 1/4/2018


Are you an avid golf fan? Are you considering a career in golf behind the ropes and want to experience what goes into running a golf tournament? Volunteering at a professional golf tournament will help you with both of these.Every professional golf tour recruits volunteers to help tournaments year round. Tournament organizers recruit volunteers in [...]


Brian Clapp: So You Want to be an Athletic Director? Work in Sports Podcast e033

Posted: 1/3/2018


Shaun Richard, Ohio State University Associate Athletic Director Shares His Advice on Becoming a College Athletic Director Hi Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Did you miss me? I took a little time off over the holidays so this is our first podcast since December [...]


Brian Clapp: Finding a Work Life Balance So You Can Thrive in Both  Work in Sports Podcast e032

Posted: 12/22/2017


Finding a Work Life Balance So You Can Thrive in Both Working in sports isn’t unlike being a police officer, a fireman or a doctor – you are going to have an odd schedule when the main focus of your work life takes place at odd times of the day. While other people are at [...]


Brian Clapp: What it Takes to Work in College Sports  Work in Sports Podcast e031

Posted: 12/20/2017


Shaun Richard, Ohio State University Associate Athletic Director Joins the Podcast to Discuss What it Takes to Work in College Sports This is part 1 of my interview with Shaun Richard from Ohio State, we focus in on what the job of being an athletic director consists of and the challenges of working in collegiate [...]


Brian Clapp: How to Show Off Your Skills to Land Jobs in Sports  Work in Sports podcast e030

Posted: 12/18/2017


How to Show Off Your Skills to Land Jobs in Sports Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Monday QA session. Before I get into our Monday question from a fan one quick, timely in-the-moment analysis I need to give. I generally dont [...]


Brian Clapp: Behind the Scenes Working at the NHL   Work in Sports Podcast e029

Posted: 12/13/2017


Behind the Scenes Working at the NHL – Chris Wojcik NHL Director of Event Communication and Player Relations Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. When I first broke into the sports media, way back in 1996, I was 100% behind the scenes as [...]


Brian Clapp: Does Being a Student-Athlete Help You Land a Job in Sports? Work in Sports Podcast e028

Posted: 12/11/2017


Does Being a Student-Athlete Help You Land a Job in Sports? Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports podcast Monday QA session! Before I get into this weeks question a quick promo for Wednesdays sports industry interview any hockey fans out there? Well, weve got [...]


Brian Clapp: Should You Negotiate For Your Entry Level Sports Job? Work in Sports Podcast e27

Posted: 12/8/2017


Should You Negotiate For Your Entry Level Sports Job? Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports podcast. As you get older you find yourself debating things in your head that you used to assume were a certainty. Your perspective changes, and you look back with more knowledge [...]


Brian Clapp: The Ins and Outs of Being a Sports Reporter  Work in Sports Podcast e026

Posted: 12/6/2017


Veteran Sports Reporter Bryan Salmond Joins the Show to Discuss His Viewpoint on Becoming a Sports Reporter Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports podcast So far weve had 15 sports industry expert interviews and when I first started laying out this concept, I figured Id hit [...]


Brian Clapp: Should You Follow Up After a Job Application? Work in Sports Podcast e25

Posted: 12/4/2017


Should You Follow Up With an Employer After You Apply for Their Job Opening? Our 25th episode! We’re all grown up. Let’s handle a QA session question from John in upstate New York: Hey Brian, this is John from upstate New York, Ive been applying for a bunch of jobs lately and Im wondering if [...]


Brian Clapp: Seven Tips to Help Prepare for Your Job Search  Work in Sports Podcast e024

Posted: 12/1/2017


Getting Ready to Hit the Job Market? Here are Seven Things You Need to do First. Our fan question this week come in fromPam in Florida: Im getting ready to start my job search in preparation for graduating in the spring what should I start doing now to set myself up to be ready in [...]


Brian Clapp: How Do You Learn Sports Specific Skills? Work in Sports Podcast e023

Posted: 11/29/2017


Do You Want to Become a Professional Scout? An Agent? A Coach? A General Manager? How Do You Learn Those Sports Specific Skills? Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President and Founder of Sports Management Worldwide joins us on the podcast to explain his unique approach to teaching thousands of students around the globe specific sports industry skills. [...]


Brian Clapp: Pursuing a Career as a Sports Agent

Posted: 11/28/2017


Pursuing a career in sports agency can be a worthwhile career path for individuals interested in the business side of sports. The only problem with this career path is that the blueprint of how to start a career in sports agency is not set in stone. Sports agents often come from multiple different backgrounds. Lets [...]


Brian Clapp: Are Sports Conferences Worth Attending? Work in Sports Podcast e22

Posted: 11/27/2017


Our Monday QA Session Digs into the Value of Attending Sports Conferences Hi everybody – this week on the Monday QA session I’m answering a question from Kaylah Jackson, a grad student at Northwestern studying journalism. Kaylah wants to know if attending sports conferences are worth it: The Question: As always, I am really enjoying [...]


Brian Clapp: The Role of Pro Sports Teams in Youth Development  Work in Sports Podcast e21

Posted: 11/22/2017


Detroit Lions Director of Football Education Chris Fritzsching Joins the Podcast Hi everybody — Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports Podcast We are one day away from Thanksgiving, which Ill admit kind of snuck up on me this year, but Im not going to do some [...]


Brian Clapp: Getting Back into the Sports Industry After Working Elsewhere  Work in Sports Podcast e20

Posted: 11/20/2017


Getting Back into the Sports Industry After Working Elsewhere – Work in Sports Podcast e20 Hi everybody, I’m Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Monday QA session. Kirsten N from Denver writes in I have been working in the sports industry in some capacity since I [...]


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 Im 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 Schools career day [...]


 
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