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Three Steps To Positioning Yourself For A Job In The Sports Industry
January 26, 2015
Michelle recently contacted me about how she should pursue a career in college sports. She lives in a small city in the Midwest and her entire family lives in the region. She has an interesting situation and asked if I could provide some insight for her.
Her situation is such that she cannot relocate for a job within the near future and wondered how she might be able to work her way into a position within a local college athletic department. The city where she lives has a Division I university and two small colleges. Michelle had received her undergraduate degree at the university and she was now pursuing a master's degree in sports management from the same institution . . . (More)
Preparing The Communication For Your Interview
January 12, 2015
Getting a job in college athletics takes preparation, networking, persistence, and organization. To help you with your organization, I have created an
Interview Preparation Form that is a worksheet that's designed to help you prepare for your job interview. The Interview Preparation Form is an organized "cheat sheet" that helps you with the organization of your communications so you can ace your interview.
The Interview Preparation Form is designed to provide you with a method of organizing your interviewing thoughts, answers, questions, and stories. It has . . . (More)
Resumes Are Reviewed in Only Six Seconds
January 5, 2015
In a recent study on hiring practices, researchers found that on average, hiring managers spend approximately six seconds on each resume they review. Researchers at The Ladders, as reported by Business Insider, reviewed the practices of more than two-dozen recruiters.
The findings from the study showed that employers scan resumes from the top of the resume, down the left side of the paper. These hiring managers scanned the resume for the following items:
Five Stages Of The Job Search Process
December 8, 2014
Dennis and Janet are both searching for a job in the sports world. Dennis is a basketball coach who is looking to advance in his career and Janet recently graduated with a master's degree in Sports Management. While Dennis is very focused on his career, Janet isn't sure what she wants to do.
Dennis knows that he wants to advance in the coaching profession but is having a difficult time getting an interview. Janet on the other hand is confused as to what type of job or career she wants. They both seek the assistance of a career coach to help them with their search process.
The career coach shares that there are five stages to the job search process: . . . (More)
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Your Job Search: Take Advantage of the Holiday Season
December 1, 2014
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! For many of you it meant coaching your team, working game management, or having some down time. With Christmas coming soon, and then New Years, many people decide to take some time away from their job search. This is a good thing, right? It is for you!
Many people do take the holidays off from their job search because they reason that nobody is hiring. And once the New Year rolls around, they'll pick their search up again. This is a good thing for you because . . . (More)
To Get Hired, You Must Use The Correct References
November 10, 2014
Who do you have listed as your references when you apply for a job? Did you know that using the wrong references can hurt your chances of getting the job? This seems like a pretty obvious statement, yet 62% of hiring managers who were recently surveyed in a study by CareerBuilder shared that "when they contacted a reference listed on an application, the reference didn't have good things to say about the candidate."
This statistic is startling. You should only list references who will give you a positive and glowing review. If you are not sure if a person will say positive things about you, don't list them. This includes current and former bosses. Just because they are, or were, your boss doesn't mean you need to list them as a reference. . . (More)
Proper Research Can Help You Ace Your Interview
November 3, 2014
Interviewing for a job is both an art and a science. Interviewing is a science in that there are definite techniques you can use that will give you an advantage in the interview process. It is an art, however, in how you perform these techniques. Together, the use and performance of the proper job interview techniques will give you an advantage as you prepare for your upcoming job interview.
Take Randy for example. He is a recent graduate from a sports management program and has a job interview scheduled for a position in sports marketing. As he prepares for the interview, he decides to review the book his sports management class used for orienting the students to the job search process. In particular, he wanted to know how to properly prepare for the interview. . . (More)
Is Social Media Preventing You From Landing That Job
October 27, 2014
Could this be you? Over the weekend, one of your friends on Facebook posted a picture of the two of you at your Fourth of July party. The posts included a comment that you thought was funny. Of course, one good comment requires another good comment, so you respond with a risqué comment that only the two of you will understand. No big deal right? I'm not so sure.
Social media can play a very big part in determining if you get a job or not. The results of Invite's seventh annual Social Recruiting Survey showed that "93% of recruiters will review a candidate's social profile before making a hiring decision." Of these recruiters, 55% have. . . (MORE)
Networking: The Best Way To Get A Job In Sports
October 20, 2014
Michael is in his first semester of his master's degree in Sports Management. One of the classes he is taking is a course that provides an introduction to the sports industry. In addition to their textbook, the class is using the book "Getting Hired in College Sports" as a supplement. It provides the students with the techniques and strategies they need to successfully become employed in the sports industry.
Michael was excited about today's lecture because it was on a topic he knew was important to his future, but knew little about. Today's lecture was on the need to network within the sports profession. . . (More)
Proper Timing of Your Follow-up Correspondence is Crucial in the Job Search Process
October 13, 2014
It's been five days since Cassie interviewed for an athletics marketing position at a college in Maryland. This is a job she really wants and she is anxiously waiting to hear back from the chair of the search committee. She thought her interview went well but the waiting game continues.
Just then, her phone rang. She recognized the number - the chair of the search committee was calling. Many thoughts rushed through Cassie's head as she thought about the job. This is the job she's dreamed about, and she really wants the position. She thought they were calling to offer her the job, but as it turns out, they were calling to let her know that they offered the job to somebody else. It turns out that the other candidate did a better job of follow-up after the interview.. . . (More)
Strategy for Writing a Quality Cover Letter
October 8, 2014
Most people tend to place a considerable amount of attention on producing a quality resume, but what about your cover letter? A resume is a relatively static document that only changes when you receive more education or gain additional experiences. The cover letter, however, needs to be adjusted with every new job application.
This constant need to update your cover letter makes this a dynamic document that must be changed, tweaked, adjusted and personalized for every new job application you submit. . . (More)
Six Strategies For Managing The Gaps In Your Resume
September 29, 2014
The carousel of football coaching changes has begun for the 2015 season. Recently, June Jones stepped away from the helm of the SMU program and on Sunday, Charlie Weis was fired at Kansas. For these two, landing a job will have to wait until at least mid-December. This is when the hiring of football coaches begins again. For these two, their resume and success is well known and they probably won't need to worry about the gaps in their resume. But for most people, if you lose your job, how long would it take to get another one? You might get fired from your athletic director's position, have to quit your compliance position because your spouse took a new job in a different city, you were down-sized because your marketing position was outsourced, or . . . (More)
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