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No-Fail Cover Letter Strategy

Cover letters often make or break job candidates for me. Now, not every hiring manager feels that way, in fact I know many who don’t even read cover letters. In my opinion, however, it’s where candidates really set themselves apart and where I really get a sense of who they are and if I want to work with them on a daily basis. Cover letters are also the most frustrating …Read More

Recorded Webinar: Personal Branding for Professionals in Sports

Did you miss my live webinar on personal branding Monday night? Fret not – you can purchase the recording below! Click here to learn more about the webinar, including a full outline. Wondering if it’s really worth your time and money? There was some great feedback from those who participated in the webinar! Learned some good stuff from @SportsBizMiss’ first webinar tonight. No gimmicks; no fancy jargon, just straight shot advice. — Alison …Read More

Webinar: Personal Branding for Professionals in Sports

“Personal branding” is one of those buzzwords few people understand. No, it doesn’t mean you have to come up with a name like “SportsBizMiss” and create a catchy logo. It’s one of those do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do sort of things. I’ve recently expanded my Career Coaching services to include young professionals, because I’ve begun to receive more inquiries from those out working in their first or second jobs than from students. It’s the …Read More

Professional Development: planning for your next job even if you’re happy in your current job

Most of my career coaching clients are either currently job searching or students who will soon be job hunting. A recent addition to my client roster, however, is a young professional in an entry-level college athletics position in his field of choice. Why does he need me, you might ask? It’s easier to find your next job if you’ve been planning for it all along In each position I’ve held, I’ve …Read More

Five Things Sports Jobseekers Should Do During Winter Break

Ahh, there’s nothing like winter break after a long semester. You’ve got rest and relaxation on the brain. You’re probably binge watching shows on Netflix and filling up on leftovers. Sorry folks, but it’s time to get serious. While you’ve got some time on your hands, you should be getting yourself in tip-top shape for pursuing your next opportunity. So, here are five things I think you can do during …Read More

Career Coaching for Sports Job Seekers

I started my career coaching service for students and young professionals who are pursuing careers in sports a little over a year ago. I recently decided to survey all my current and past clients to get some ideas about how I can improve my coaching. As part of the survey, I decided to get more organized and create a spreadsheet of all my former clients, their career goals and where …Read More

Advice for First-Year Attorneys

Seven years ago, I was a first-year attorney at the firm of my dreams. No doubt, many of you recently sat for the bar exam and started your first jobs as attorneys. You know you need to work long hours. You know you have billable hours to meet. However, being a successful attorney is about far more than cranking out work product. I worked in a midsize law firm (over …Read More

Success Story: Niche Sports Blogger

Guest blogger: Matthew Walthert I have always loved writing and sports.  In high school, I did a co-op term that allowed me to work as a reporter for my local newspaper.  Later, I did some freelance work for them. In university, I studied history, which helped me to improve both my writing and research skills. Afterward, I knew I wanted to write, and I did publish a few pieces in …Read More