Mailbag: How Do I Make Myself More Marketable?

I get quite a few emails from folks looking for advice, so I’ve decided to start publishing more of them (with the person’s permission, of course). Names and potentially identifying details have been changed. Dear Ms. Dosh, I am writing specifically about your post taking advantage of opportunities. I am currently in my last semester of an education after-degree at…

A Realistic Look at Working in Sports

Guest writer: Carl Segura Last week Kristi used me as an example in her post, “Working in Sports isn’t Like Riding a Bike”. This is a topic which has been on my mind lately, as I have somewhat recently transitioned out of my nascent career working in intercollegiate athletics and into a non-sports arena. Her message, about the need to…

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…

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