Best Sports Carer Advice 2021

Sports Career Advice to Thrive in 2022

By iHire | December 08, 2021

The sports industry changed drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, but job vacancies rebounded this year. During this resurgence of sports job openings, WorkInSports took a look at the pressing issues that matter to candidates in our first-ever State of Sports Hiring Report.
As the industry adjusts to the new realities of a candidate-centered job market, the WorkInSports Podcast continued to offer sports career advice that reflected the unique circumstances to guide you on how to work in sports.

During the course of 2021, WorkInSports VP of Content and Engaged Learning Brian Clapp chatted with 41 experts in the sports industry. For this podcast episode, Clapp picked out the best sports career advice to take home as you hit the ground running for your job search in 2022.

This compilation of sports career advice includes the following insights and industry insiders:

  • Scott O’Neil (former Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment CEO): Don’t fake it until you make it, or things will go sideways quickly.
  • Mike Neligan (Vayner Sports CMO): Show a tangible way you improve the work environment.
  • Zach Maurides (TeamWorks Founder and CEO): Have a competitive mindset.
  • Emily Caron (Sportico Sports Business Reporter): Be your own advocate.
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Today’s episode also features hard-hitting tips from the Baltimore Ravens’ Michelle Andres, Seattle Kraken’s Allison Bickford, NASCAR’s John Ferguson, Overtime Elite’s Kali Franklin, and CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. These guests are experts in their trade who found their niche to excel in the sports industry. Now, they’re paying it forward by laying out a roadmap to finding success on your career journey.  
This roster is a small sample of the fantastic professionals who took the time to share their stories with the WorkInSports Podcast in 2021. Their advice is available for you to heed as you write your own how to work in sports chapter in 2022.
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