How to Stand Out in a Sea of Bland Job Seekers

This is the start of a very awkward conversation, but you probably guessed that from the headline. I’ve begun this article 100’s of times and yet I always chicken out publishing it because, well, it’s brutally honest and most people don’t appreciate that. I originally titled it “How to Be Smart in a Sea of […]

Duke Athletics Should Be Ashamed of Themselves

Here’s something for Millenials to get fired up over while enjoying their organic Sea Foam Greens smoothie from Whole Foods. (That’s not a dig, it’s my personal favorite variety) The overall unemployment rate has been under 5% since May of 2016, which in economic terms is considered full employment (Yippee!). Alas, everything isn’t so bright for […]

The Women’s Football BOOM!

In recent years gender equality in sports has made impressive strides, advancing societal expectations to a point beyond “football is for young men,” and “artful dance is for young women.” And while women’s soccer (football) is no where near as popular on the global stage as the men’s game, the popularity curve is still trending upwards, […]

This Fan Rap Video Broke My Will. Introducing Chicken Noodle Coop.

Each week I receive around 20-30 emails from people asking me to share their content on our blog. About 90-95% are never published. Some are worthy contributions, most are complete junk and others fit into a different category that resists labeling. Right around the Super Bowl I received my first ever fan rap video, from […]

ESPN Layoffs Include Many Familiar Names

Changing times in sports broadcasting have resulted in ESPN’s second round of layoffs in less than two years, this time including names familiar to the fan base, including longtime NFL reporter Ed Werder on the eve of the NFL draft. “A necessary component of managing change involves constantly evaluating how we best utilize all of […]

Approaching Sports Internships from an Employers Perspective

If a college education was a car, internships would be the keys – because you aren’t getting anywhere without them. So much time is spent extolling the virtues of sports internships, but we so often approach the subject only from the perspective of the student and rarely from the perspective of the employer. Maybe we […]

Sports Jobs Q&A – Starting a Career in Research and Analytics

We’ve made it a priority to respond to each and every one of your questions about sports careers – whether it’s through our LinkedIn group, comments on the blog, emails into our customer support, Twitter…any way you send, we’ll receive and respond. We spend so much time responding to individuals that we thought, why not […]

#JobMadness is Here! Which Means You Can Win Big

UPDATE:  Congratulations are in order! I came in tied for 370th, which as you guessed it is awful. My final four was UCLA, Louisville, Villanova and Arizona — notice, none of them made it. That means many of you won three free months on Workinsports.com — here’s how to redeem your winnings: email bracket@workinsports.com and tell […]

Want to Become an NFL General Manager? Here’s Ten Potential Career Paths

In the multi-billion dollar NFL industrial machine the search for talent reaches far and wide. Heard of Tiffin University? NFL scouts and executives have. That’s where they found 2-time Super Bowl Champion wide receiver Nate Washington. New England Patriots Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler showcased his skills at Division II West Alabama, while Dave Krieg […]

Three Ideas to Make Yourself Memorable in a Job Interview

Being mediocre is the death knell for all job seekers. Mediocre means your are good enough to be considered, but not good enough to be hired. You aren’t the dream hire every employer wants, you’re just a nice alternative should the top candidate turn them down. How do you break from this mold and make […]

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