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Meet Our Sports Career Blogger: 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: What is that Sports Job? Field Producer – Work in Sports podcast e084

Posted: 5/21/2018


A fan of the show asks: “Who is that guy working with Lisa Salters on her ESPN live shot?” We explain what a field producer is, their role, responsibilities and the way to become one, on this podcast episode.    Hi everybody, I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the workinsports [...]


Brian Clapp: A View From Inside the NFL with Andrew Howard, NFL Communications Manager – Work in Sports Podcast e083

Posted: 5/15/2018


Andrew Howard, Communications Manager for the NFL joins the podcast to discuss his role in the league, building relationships, networking and what it looks like behind the scenes of the NFL draft Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast – I’ve always been impressed [...]


Brian Clapp: Handling Tough Job Interview Questions – Work in Sports Podcast e082

Posted: 5/14/2018


The standard job interview questions may seem old and tired, but you need to nail them to get the job. We give you a strategy to nail two of the most common, and tricky, job interview questions. Hi everybody, I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast… [...]


Brian Clapp: Don’t Know Anyone? Here’s How to Start Building Your Network – Work in Sports Podcast e081

Posted: 5/11/2018


No matter what industry you are in, you can build a network of great contacts if you put in the work. Here is the work you need to do. Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast — As many of you know I was [...]


Brian Clapp: Deandra Duggans: The Art and the Science of Sports Marketing – Work in Sports podcast e080

Posted: 5/2/2018


Baltimore Ravens Manager of Advertising and Branding Deandra Duggans joins the show to discuss why she got into sports marketing, the challenge of creating unique visions and how to Ravens marketing mirrors the team and the community at large. Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the work in [...]


Brian Clapp: Expanding Roles for Women in Sports

Posted: 5/1/2018


Similar to roles in other male-dominated fields, women have had difficulty obtaining jobs in sports. The sports industry has been slow to accept women in a variety of positions and even slower to offer them respect. However, women are increasingly accepted as important contributors to the sports industry and the opportunities available to them continue [...]


Brian Clapp: Negotiating Salary as an Entry Level Employee – Work in Sports e078

Posted: 4/30/2018


The dreaded salary negotiation question is here. We dive into how you should approach your salary negotiation even as an entry level candidate. Listen in! Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the work in sports podcast. We’re closing out the month of April and I think April is [...]


Brian Clapp: The Power of Networking: A Real World Example with Zachary Gross – Work in Sports Podcast e078

Posted: 4/27/2018


Aspiring sports agent Zachary Gross recently had two opportunities to meet important industry people. He didn’t let the opportunity pass him by, and it’s made a huge difference in his career arc. Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for Workinsports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast – As I mentioned a [...]


Brian Clapp: Amie Wells: Getting Hired in Pro Sports – Work in Sports Podcast e077

Posted: 4/24/2018


Amie Wells, Tennessee Titans Broadcast Coordinator joins the show to discuss how she got hired in pro sports, the challenges of covering the NFL Draft, what she’d get tattooed on her face and much more about working in pro sports. Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work [...]


Brian Clapp: Do I Really Need to Relocate for a Sports Career? Work in Sports Podcast e076

Posted: 4/23/2018


Two big sports career questions today – do you really have to relocate for sports careers and is it OK to network with people you’ve interviewed with but who didn’t offer you a job? Hi everybody, I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast… Happy Monday everyone [...]


Brian Clapp: What You Need to Know About Careers in Minor League Baseball – Work in Sports Podcast e075

Posted: 4/18/2018


Bob Moullette Assistant General Manager of the New Orleans Baby Cakes joins the show to talk about life in minor league baseball, changing careers at 28 years old and his favorite minor league promotions. Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast… Baseball is getting [...]


Brian Clapp: Advice from an MLB Director of HR: Job Searching Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make – Work in Sports Podcast e074

Posted: 4/16/2018


A Major League Baseball human resources director shares the most common mistakes people make when applying for jobs with her team. Make sure these aren’t in your repeat offender file! Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast… I’ve been doing some crazy outreach lately [...]


Brian Clapp: Working The Masters as a College Student – Work in Sports podcast e073

Posted: 4/12/2018


College student Jake Kernen just spent a week working at The Masters — hear about how he got the job, the networking opportunities and the overall value of the experience on this podcast episode Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the work in sports podcast… Normally on Mondays [...]


Brian Clapp: Craig Amazeen: Creating Sports Content for the Next Generation of Sports Fans – Work in Sports Podcast e072

Posted: 4/10/2018


Craig Amazeen is the CEO of Fan Rag Sports Network and has over 20 years experience in the sports industry with the Sacramento Kings, Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Coyotes and scout.com. During our interview we talk about creating a workplace culture, keys to success for people starting out in sports and new content styles and methods. [...]


Brian Clapp: Convincing Your Parents You Are Serious About a Sports Career – Work in Sports e071

Posted: 4/9/2018


Many parents don’t take your idea of a sports career seriously – how do you convince them you mean business, and the sports industry is the place to be? We have a strategy for that. Hi everybody, I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports podcast… Let’s get to the [...]


Brian Clapp: Making the Right First Impression on a Job Interview – Work in Sports Podcast e070

Posted: 4/6/2018


Seven seconds – that’s how long it takes for someone to determine how they fit with you. On a job interview, that’s your magic window where they decide no or potential yes. How do you nail that moment? Pretty easy actually. Hi everybody – I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is [...]


Brian Clapp: The Best #SportsBiz Career Advice of 2018…So Far – Work in Sports Podcast e069

Posted: 4/4/2018


The top sports career advice from our sports industry expert interviews have been boiled down into one big episode. This thing is dense with actionable advice and information you need for your sports career! Let’s get into it! Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports podcast. Since [...]


Brian Clapp: Handling Tough Job Interview Questions: What is Your Biggest Weakness – Work in Sports Podcast e068

Posted: 4/2/2018


You know it’s coming during your job interview: “Tell us about your biggest weakness.” This question is on the tip of every interviewers tongue. So how are you going to answer it? We have a plan for that. Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports [...]


Brian Clapp: Handling Tough Job Interview Questions: What is Your Biggest Weakness? – Work in Sports Podcast e068

Posted: 4/2/2018


You know it’s coming during your job interview: “Tell us about your biggest weakness.” This question is on the tip of every interviewers tongue. So how are you going to answer it? We have a plan for that. Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports [...]


Brian Clapp: How To Avoid Being Mediocre in Your Job Search – Work in Sports Podcast e67

Posted: 3/30/2018


There is nothing worse than being mediocre – not bad enough to be ignored, not good enough to get the job. Here are 14 ways people are mediocre in their job search and how you can combat this trap! Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in [...]


Brian Clapp: Mike Judge: Cleveland Browns Recruiter and Manager of Inside Sales – Work in Sports Podcast e66

Posted: 3/27/2018


An Inside Look at Recruiting for Sales Jobs in Sports with Mike Judge, Manager of Inside Sales and Recruiter for the Cleveland Browns. Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. I try really hard to avoid the “back when I was first getting started” [...]


Brian Clapp: Qualities Of A Golf Coach: Here’s One Experienced Golfer’s Story On What It Takes To Become A Great Golf Coach

Posted: 3/27/2018


I started picking up the golf club back in 1975  when I was just a 15 year old. Even though the game rules are still mostly the same from back then, a lot has changed – the best example of this is the quality of the golf equipment: the most forgiving club back then can [...]


Brian Clapp: The Five Types of People You Need in Your Professional Network – Work in Sports Podcast E065

Posted: 3/26/2018


Getting many people to follow you, or connect with you, doesn’t mean you have a great network. Here are the 5-types of people you need in your network and if you don’t have them now – find them and become friends. Hi everybody – I’m Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is [...]


Brian Clapp: Why Most People Stink at Cover Letters and How You Can Be Better – Work in Sports podcast E064

Posted: 3/23/2018


Hiring managers are tired of your boring cover letter. Listen in to this podcast to break the cover letter formula and start writing in a way people want to read. Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports podcast… It’s time to talk about cover letters. Everybody’s good [...]


Brian Clapp: Anya Alvarez: Changing the Future of Sports for Women and Girls – Work in Sports podcast e063

Posted: 3/21/2018


Anya Alvarez, former LPGA golfer, advocate for women in sports and founder of MajorLeagueGirls.com joins the show to talk pro sports, empowering women and inspiring girls. Hi everybody I’m Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports podcast. A few weeks back I met Anya Alvarez virtually a cordial introduction on [...]


 
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