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…

How Relationships Helped University of Louisville Get an ACC Invite

Building relationships isn’t only for those who are just starting out. To be successful in any field, you must build and maintain relationships indefinitely. Want proof? Check out this piece about how University of Louisville president James Ramsey and athletic director Tom Jurich called on every relationship they had in television and college sports to get their school an invite…

Workshop Wednesday (on Thursday) – November 15, 2012

Each Wednesday I randomly select a cover letter sent in by sports job seekers and critique the letter. This week was a little off with a Monday and Thursday post – but hey, at least you got two, right? If you want to know more about how Workshop Wednesday works or how to send in your cover letter, see this post. I…

Taking Advantage of Opportunities

Do you take advantage of every opportunity to get your foot in the door of the sports world? I easily meet over one thousand students a year at my speaking engagements. I converse with hundreds more of you on Twitter, by email and on this blog. While I hear from a good number of you, I’m always surprised at how…

Workshop Wednesday (on Monday) – November 12, 2012

Each Wednesday I randomly select a cover letter sent in by sports job seekers and critique the letter. Since I’ve been absent the last few Wednesdays, I’m giving you a bonus Monday post! If you want to know more about how it works or how to send in your cover letter, see this post. I have left comments open, but I will…

Workshop Wednesday – October 10, 2012

Each Wednesday I randomly select a cover letter sent in by sports job seekers and critique the letter. (Sorry this one is Thursday – I had a procedure on my hand yesterday and couldn’t type, unfortunately.) If you want to know more about how it works or how to send in your cover letter, see this post. I have left comments…

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