Rebranding Yourself to Switch Into a Career in Sports

Finding a new job is a daunting task, but switching careers entirely to pursue something sports-related is even more intimidating. You may have worked in another field for years or even decades, earning experience in that particular field along the way, but now you’re ready to switch things up. However, you worry about whether a […]

Six Lesser Known Secrets To Sports Career Success

This article is a guest contribution from radio and TV sportscaster Mel Proctor, who has worked in the sports industry for over 40 years at networks including CBS, NBC, TNT and Fox.  If you’re reading this blog or are a regular Work in Sports reader, you probably want to move up in your current role or […]

I Want To Work In Sports Part 3: Implementing Your Networking Plan

This article is a guest contribution from Justin Hunt, author of From Mascot to Agent and Everything in Between, and is the conclusion of his three-part guest series for the work in sports blog. We suggest you also read part one and part two, you’ll learn a great deal about the steps you need to […]

I Want To Work in Sports Part 2: Creating a Networking Strategy

Justin Hunt is the author of From Mascot To Agent And Everything In Between and has agreed to write a three part series on breaking into the sports industry for the Work in Sports blog. This is Part 2, if you missed Part 1 start here: I Want to Work in Sports…now what? A networking strategy […]

I Want to Work in Sports! …Now What?

“I want to work in sports because I love sports!” If you are serious about working in sports, you need to remove this phrase from your vocabulary. I was once in your shoes, and while I was advised early on never to say this, I still had the mentality that surrounds this logic. But let […]

Sports Analytics Have Changed the Game For Good

Baseball has always been a sport guided by instincts and crotchety old men observing and opining from the bleachers…until it wasn’t. Hockey, a free-flowing sport with seemingly endless movement, has always been known for brilliant bursts of speed and talent, until another, more meaningful data point emerged convincing teams to reroute their game philosophy. The list goes […]

Seven Tips to Prepare for the January Sports Job Push

Right after ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ has concluded, we head directly into my favorite season of the year – job search season. Many job seekers take the months of November and December off, enjoying their eggnog induced malaise and basking in the spirit of holiday shopping. For others, the New Year provides […]

Five Reasons to Become a High School Football Official

Several years ago, I decided I wanted to be a high school football official. Since every question seems to have it’s answer on the internet,  I searched football officiating jobs on the google machine and found around 517,000 results in 0.78 seconds (so says Google). Spoiler alert: I didn’t read them all, but I did find […]

7 Secrets of Applicant Tracking Systems Every Candidate Should ‘Decode’

Nowadays, one key feature that most job applicants overlook while applying for a particular job is the presence of an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). This particular software acts as the gatekeeper to an organization’s recruiting process and is mainly utilized for selection of a resume, based on specific previously determined criteria. Knowledge of how an […]

From American Studies to Baseball Immortality: How Theo Epstein Carved His Own Path

How in the world did an American Studies major at Yale become the most immortal figure in baseball? For Theo Epstein, the man who laughs at centuries old curses, his career growth was dependent on two things – goal setting and filling gaps. Let’s go back to the beginning, long before Epstein led the Boston […]

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