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 […]

Sports Jobs Q&A: The Best Way to Start an On-Camera Career

The most visible figures in the sports industry, outside of the athletes themselves, are the anchors and reporters that fill up our screen. We invite them into our home, laugh at their jokes and respect their sports opinion – it’s no wonder so many strive to be them. Some of the most common questions we […]

Sports Jobs Q & A: What to Expect on a Sports Job Interview

My first job interview after college came completely out of the blue. I had sent out countless resumes, and since I was supremely confident a new job was right around the corner I remained living in my college rental house (or dump as I remember it)…why move home if I was about to move on? […]

Why Your Sports Business Isn’t Flourishing

This article is a guest contribution from Tim Ziakis, Founder/CEO of Parkview Sports Group “Why isn’t anyone doing their job around here lately?” Ever feel that way? As the CEO or owner of a company, has there ever been a time when you asked yourself, “Is anyone doing their job right? Everything thing seems to […]

From Small School to Dream Job: How One Student Fought the Odds

Students that are lucky enough to attend the Missouri School of Journalism are able to gain real world experience working at an actual NBC affiliate, KOMU. Attend Syracuse and you can walk the halls once roamed by Mike Tirico, Dick Stockton and Jeanne Moos. At USC you’ll be taught the ropes by recognizable industry names like Alan Abrahamson […]

A Path to Professional Sports Jobs

There is never a straight line to success in the sports industry, there are steps forward, sideways and even, at times, backwards. But through it all, when you have an established goal that you can cling to, a desire that isn’t easily pushed around, you can find your way through thick and thin. Traci Campbell […]

What It’s Really Like Working as a Sports Camera Operator

For as much as we debate the importance of developing tangible skills in order to gain entry into the sports industry, there are other just as valuable traits, namely, versatility and a willingness to do whatever is needed. Opportunities don’t always follow the path you envision, sometimes they come out of nowhere and you have […]

Sports Jobs in Focus: Tips for Being a Sports Reporter

Our sports jobs in focus column takes a deep dive into a specific role in the sports industry, this week we share some tips on being a top notch sports reporter. Enjoy! Sports Jobs in Focus: Sports Reporter Video Transcript for “Sports Jobs in Focus: Tips for Being a Sports Reporter” Brian Clapp, WorkinSports.com Director […]

Turning a Passion For Baseball Into a Career

For some people discovering their intended career path is akin to climbing a mountain trail beset with pitfalls, avalanches and thinning oxygen levels. It can be a journey full of frustration and confusion. And yet for others, clarity and direction comes early. “For as long as I can remember, the only thing I wanted to […]

Sports Jobs Q&A: How To Use LinkedIn to Help Your Sports Career

As some of our regular readers have pointed out, I’ve had a bit of a tone to my writing and career advice columns lately. I have to admit it’s been intentional. My true personality is more supportive, patient and understanding – but sometimes that gets old and people turn a deaf ear to you. As […]

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