Workshop Wednesday – January 23, 2013

Each Wednesday I randomly select a cover letter sent in by sports job seekers and critique the letter. If you want to know more about how Workshop Wednesday works or how to send in your cover letter, see this post. I have left comments open, but I will only approve comments with respectful questions or comments. Please note, names and companies have…

Miss State AD Scott Stricklin’s Career Path

I always preach to show and not tell… And I always emphasize how important it is to meet people, make connections and keep up with them… So, today I’m going to show you why it’s all about who you know!   Scott Stricklin is the current athletic director at Mississippi State University. It’s the only job he’s ever gotten in college…

A Cover Letter that Became an Instant Classic

Business Insider posted a cover letter today. Not their usual beat, but this isn’t your usual cover letter. For the full post, including a selection of some of the responses to the letter, see the Business Insider article here. If you check out the responses Business Insider posted, you’ll see that this cover letter was an instant sensation. It would…

Workshop Wednesday – January 16, 2013

Each Wednesday I randomly select a cover letter sent in by sports job seekers and critique the letter. If you want to know more about how Workshop Wednesday works or how to send in your cover letter, see this post. I have left comments open, but I will only approve comments with respectful questions or comments. Please note, names and companies have…

Question for Young Professionals in College Athletics

I’ve got a question for those of you who are young professionals in college athletics… Do you feel 100% confident in your cover letter when you apply for new jobs? Many of you email me questions about networking and which conferences to attend, but I’ve never received a cover letter for Workshop Wednesday from any of you. Is it because…

Working In Sports Isn’t Like Riding a Bike

Even if it’s been five years since you rode a bike, you could probably get on one today and ride it, right? Working in sports isn’t like that. You can’t just stop doing it and hope to get back in later. Let me explain. I got an email from a recent graduate today with whom I’ve previously had contact. During…

Workshop Wednesday – January 9, 2013

Each Wednesday I randomly select a cover letter sent in by sports job seekers and critique the letter. If you want to know more about how Workshop Wednesday works or how to send in your cover letter, see this post. I have left comments open, but I will only approve comments with respectful questions or comments. Please note, names and companies…

Make Your Resume an Infographic

Let me preface this by saying I’m not sure when or if I’ll ever use this, but I wanted to share it with you, because it wouldn’t surprise me if this is the resume of the future. You should all be aware by now that future employers are evaluating your social networking presence as a part of the application process.…

Workshop Wednesday – January 2, 2013

Happy New Year! If one of your resolutions is to get a job in sports this year you’ve come to the right place! Each Wednesday I randomly select a cover letter sent in by sports job seekers and critique the letter. If you want to know more about how Workshop Wednesday works or how to send in your cover letter, see this…

Lose the Generic Adjectives

Many of the suggestions and rules discussed for your cover letter in Workshop Wednesday, and elsewhere on this site, also apply to your LinkedIn profile. Far more employers than ever before are sneaking a peek at this online combination of both cover letter and resume, so be sure you’re paying it as much attention as your other written materials. LinkedIn…

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