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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: Begin Your Sports Career with the End in Mind  Work in Sports podcast e141

Posted: 12/17/2018


If you can master this simple concept of reverse engineering your career from the end, backwards, you will find great success in your sports career. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for Work in Sports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast! Gina Miller on Wednesday which is also my birthday [...]


Brian Clapp: Jesse Cole: Sports Business Done (Very) Differently  Work in Sports e140

Posted: 12/12/2018


Jesse Cole, owner of the Savannah Bananas baseball team does things differently, but not just for the sake of being different, he’s pushing for new. Listen in to this episode and get ready for a different perspective on sports business. Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work [...]


Brian Clapp: Networking at a Large Sports Event  Work in Sports Podcast e139

Posted: 12/10/2018


Each year there are hundreds of sports conferences around the globe which make for great learning and networking opportunities. How do you make the most out of these large scale sports events? We explain on this podcast! Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for Workinsports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. [...]


Brian Clapp: Carl Manteau: Selling in the Sports Industry  Work in Sports E138

Posted: 12/5/2018


Milwaukee Bucks senior group sales director Carl Manteau joins the podcast to talk the real nuts and bolts of the sports sales side of the industry. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast Were going to take a trip down memory lane today and [...]


Brian Clapp: Tough Interview Questions: Tell Me About Yourself  Work in Sports Podcast e137

Posted: 12/3/2018


Every interviewer starts with “So tell me a little something about yourself” — why do they ask this and how should I answer it? We’ve got you covered on this weeks episode! Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Fred Hoiberg of the Bulls [...]


Brian Clapp: Kristina Wedseltoft: Building Strong Communities Through Sports  Work in Sports Podcast e136

Posted: 11/28/2018


Sports community relations jobs leverage the reach and power of the industry to make a positive influence in the local area. Sports jobs don’t get much better than that! Listen in to this weeks episode with Kristina Wedseltoft, Indiana Pacers community relations coordinator to learn more about this exciting career. Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp [...]


Brian Clapp: Can Soft Skills, Like Charisma, Be Learned? Work in Sports Podcast e135

Posted: 11/26/2018


Soft skills are so important for getting jobs in the sports industry… but can they be learned? Can you develop attributes like confidence and charisma? Listen in, because we’re going to talk about it! Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Quick housekeeping note [...]


Brian Clapp: Six Steps To Prepare for Your Sports Job Search  Work in Sports podcast e134

Posted: 11/19/2018


So you are ready to find a job? Here are 6 things you should be doing right now to prepare for your sports job search. Do these things first! Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the WorkinSports podcast. Before I get into todays podcast question which is [...]


Brian Clapp: Bill Guertin: The Sports Sales Trainer the Pros Use  Work in Sports podcast E132

Posted: 11/14/2018


Want to Work in Sports? Of course you do! Bottom line: If you have sales skills, you’ll go far. Bill Guertin is the guy who trains the sales staffs of pro teams around the nation, he knows what teams need and want on staff, and he joins us on this weeks podcast! Hi everybody, Im [...]


Brian Clapp: Bill Guertin: The Sports Sales Trainer the Pros Use  Work in Sports Podcast E133

Posted: 11/14/2018


Want to Work in Sports? Of course you do! Bottom line: If you have sales skills, you’ll go far. Bill Guertin is the guy who trains the sales staffs of pro teams around the nation, he knows what teams need and want on staff, and he joins us on this weeks podcast! Hi everybody, Im [...]


Brian Clapp: How to Start Building Your Personal Brand  Work in Sports Podcast e132

Posted: 11/12/2018


There are opportunities out there to build your personal brand, and I’m sorry to say, most of you aren’t taking advantage of them. Time to get to work.   Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. There is no fan question today. Instead, there [...]


Brian Clapp: Nicole Lynn: The Path to Becoming a Top Flight Sports Agent  Work in Sports Episode 131

Posted: 11/7/2018


Sports agent Nicole Lynn goes through her daily adventure of representing NFL players on this weeks episode of the Work in Sports podcast. From recruiting and signing athletes, to setting up their future and being discounted as a woman in a predominantly male field, she shares it all. Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of [...]


Brian Clapp: The Five Types of Mentors You Need in your Sports Career  Work in Sports Podcast e130

Posted: 11/5/2018


You don’t need just one mentor in your life, you need multiple mentors that fill various roles in your work and life. Check out this podcast to learn more about the different types of mentors you should seek out. Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in [...]


Brian Clapp: Dan Rossetti: Standing out for Sports Jobs  Work in Sports Podcast Episode 129

Posted: 10/31/2018


Dan Rossetti is the President of Prodigy Sports Recruiting, and an expert in what it takes to get hired in the sports industry. Check out this episode and learn what it takes to stand out to employers for sports jobs. Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work [...]


Brian Clapp: Katie Gillen, Atlanta United FC: The Competitive World of Sports Social Media  Work in Sports Podcast e128

Posted: 10/29/2018


Careers in sports social media require skills outside of content creation, it takes strategic thinking, research, planning and more. Katie Gillen, Atlanta United FC’s Manager of Social Media and Analytics joins us on the podcast to explain. Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. [...]


Brian Clapp: Sports Marketing is Bigger in Las Vegas! Vegas Golden Knights CMO Brian Killingsworth  Work in Sports Podcast Episode 127

Posted: 10/23/2018


Brian Killingsworth CMO of the Vegas Golden Knights joins the Work in Sports podcast to discuss the success and overall brand approach of the young NHL organization Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Vegas Baby! Ive said these words many many times prior [...]


Brian Clapp: Tips to Make Sure You Dont Mess Up Your Next Phone Interview  Work in Sports Podcast e126

Posted: 10/22/2018


Phone interviews are the pre-screening of choice for most sports employers, so we will all have to face them at some point. How do you nail the phone interview so you can get the face-to-face one? That’s the subject of this weeks Q&A! Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this [...]


Brian Clapp: Christopher Flynn: Inside the CORE of the Oakland As  Work in Sports Podcast e125

Posted: 10/16/2018


Most professional sports teams have sales academies where they train their entry level sales staff. The Oakland A’s have gone way beyond the traditional sales training, creating a Sports Business Development Academy they call The CORE. Christopher Flynn, sales manager for the CORE, joins the podcast to share more about this unique program Hi everybody, [...]


Brian Clapp: Should I Focus on Just One Sport for My Career? Work in Sports Podcast e124

Posted: 10/15/2018


Does it make sense to focus on one sport and become an “expert” or to branch out and work in any sport? That is today’s question that we’re tackling on the Work in Sports podcast Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. Its Monday, [...]


Brian Clapp: Dr. Cara Wright: Running the Business Operation of a Sports Team  Work in Sports Podcast e123

Posted: 10/9/2018


Dr. Cara Wright, the Director of Business Operations for the LA Clippers G-League team, joins the show and discusses everything from buying a bus, to the changing roles for women in sports. Dig into this episode! Hi everybody, Im Brian Clapp Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. I [...]


Brian Clapp: Time Management for the Sports Industry  Work in Sports Podcast e122

Posted: 10/8/2018


We all struggle with managing our to do list and prioritizing our day. In this episode Brian shares some tips to make life more efficient! Isn’t that the goal?! Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. I just got back from Phoenix we had [...]


Brian Clapp: Jennifer Keene: Strategic Marketing for Professional Athletes  Work in Sports Podcast e121

Posted: 10/3/2018


Ever wonder what it would be like to create the marketing plans for professional athletes and help develop connections to build their brand? Wonder no more, Jennifer Keene Octagon, VP of Athlete and Property Marketing joins the show.   Questions for Jennifer Keene, VP of Athlete and Property Marketing at Octagon: Listen to the podcast [...]


Brian Clapp: The Reality of Embracing the Grind and Standing Out in a Big Crowd  Work in Sports Podcast Episode 120

Posted: 10/1/2018


Many people in the sports industry will tell you that you must embrace the grind (code word: work long hours and always be available) but is that real? Also we dig into a fan question on standing out in a guest relations role with a pro team. Show notes coming soon….  


Brian Clapp: Getting Hired in Professional Sports  Work in Sports Podcast e119

Posted: 9/19/2018


Philadelphia Eagles Talent Acquisition manager Colleen Scoles joined the podcast just over a year ago, but her advice on getting a job in professional sports needs to be heard. We’re updating and rebroadcasting this episode because it was that good. Hi everybody Im Brian Clapp, Director of Content for Work in Sports.com and this is [...]


Brian Clapp: Top Advice from our Sports Career Accelerator Event in Atlanta  Work in Sports Podcast e118

Posted: 9/17/2018


Our Atlanta Sports Career Accelerator is in the history books – in this episode of the Work in Sports podcast I’m sharing the top advice from our incredible speakers.   Show notes coming soon!


 
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