Video: Tips to Help you Prepare for a Sports Job Interview

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Finding a sports job can be a monotonous process – find a job, apply for a job, wait to hear something…rinse…repeat. Even if it may not seem it, someone is going to want to interview you at some point and when they do you can’t afford to be unprepared or full of anxiety. Follow these simple tips to help make your sports job interview something they won’t forget.


Video Transcript for “Tips to Help You Prepare for a Sports Job Interview”

Brian Clapp, WorkinSports.com Director of Content: When you are in job search mode, sometimes things can start to get a little bit repetitive. You are looking for jobs, you find a job, your tailor your resume and cover letter to that job, you send it out to them, you wait. Rinse. Repeat. Rinse. Repeat.

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We’ve got three tips that can really help you prepare for your next sports job interview

It’s the same process over and over again.

Then all of a sudden one day someone calls back and says, “We’d like to have you in for a job interview.” Immediately the anxiety perks up, and you have to shift from delivering resumes to preparing for a sports job interview interview. It’s a complete shift in your frame of mind.

The first thing you need to do to get ready for your sports job interview is to start researching. You need to know things like:

  • How does this business make money?
  • What are all the different sources of revenue they generate?
  • Who are their biggest clients?
  • How long have they had these clients?
  • How many people work at the company?

The more research you can do to figure out the little nitty-gritty statistics and facts, the more your anxiety will start to go away because you have confidence you understand their business.

Next, you need to ask yourself the question, ” What do I bring to the table that will make this company better?”

That is how you will sell yourself during your sports job interview. You need to know what you can do to strengthen this business. The guys and gals asking the questions are hoping you’ll be able to sell them on why you are the right candidate, if you can’t do it, no one else is going to do it for you. You have to know what you bring to the table.

Finally, be prepared to handle anything on your resume that may be a red flag – your interviewers are going to ask you about it, so prepare how you will respond.

Maybe you were at a company for only three months and that seems fishy to them – they are going to ask you about it. Maybe you took a few years off to raise a child and you have a blank section of your resume – they are going to ask you about it.

The idea here is to prepare yourself for all the negative questions that may come up, the positive things you want to sell about yourself and doing deep research – that will allow you to exude confidence when it come to sports job interview day.

About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the sports media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

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  1. […] Study yourself and what went wrong, audit your skill set and see if it matches where you want to be, re-live your interview and see if you said or did something you can improve on next time. […]

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