Tag Archive | "Sports Industry"

SPORTS EMPLOYMENT: Career Advice V


What career advice do you have for people wanting into the sports industry?

Very, very simple: Pay attention to the people who are around you, because the people you pass on the way up could be your boss or your client one day.

- Kim Smither, Senior Vice President – Wasserman Media Group

Courtesy of the SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNALwww.sportsbusinessjournal.com

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INSIDERS: Access to Sports Industry Recruiters and Hiring Managers


Sports Industry Job Seekers,

Consider joining the new membership platform called the INSIDERS: www.thesportsresume.com/insiders

Membership to the INSIDERS provides access to Sports Industry Hiring Managers and Recruiters + the individual positions they post. The Insiders: www.thesportsresume.com/insiders, will be updated daily. Updates include either posting new job opportunities by Recruiter or updating the list of personnel by company.

Membership Fee is $0.99 per month (Now featuring ESPN and NIKE)

Sign-up for the SPORTS JOBS DAILY: free eNewsletter posting NEW Sports Industry employment and internship opportunities, compatible with any mobile device (Android, Symbian, iPhone/Pad).

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Seeking a Job with the NEW Fox Sports (1) Network?


The new Fox Sports 1 Network is set to go live on August 1, 2013. Billed as a viable competitor to ESPN, Fox Sports 1 will probably grow and expand quickly, which means the addition of new employment opportunities.

Fox Sports (News Corporation) currently uses the TALEO Applicant Tracking System software platform to screen all candidate submissions, which includes analyzing the pre-screening question responses attached to each position. Fox Sports, similar to other Sports Industry employers, receive an average of 100 applications per job opening.

This type of competition (# of applicant submissions) often causes a level of distress to those seeking employment opportunities within the Sports Industry, those who find a difficult time in at a minimum securing an interview.

In order to assist these candidates, we invited the Vice President of Sales for TALEO to present and conduct a workshop at the upcoming SPORTS CAREER CONFERENCE (Registration: http://sportscareerconference.eventbrite.com)

The following topics will be covered during the Conference, followed by Q&A:

- A typical sports employment application + how it looks to a Recruiter using Taleo

- Résumé parsing and Keyword searching

- Conceptual Search Technology – where the system looks for related terms

- Screening Questions, and how they are used for candidate ranking

- ACE Candidates – TALEO term for “flagged” candidates, those who meet all job requirements

- The importance of meeting the job description criteria

This Conference will be a tremendous benefit to current students. Use the information gathered from the Conference and Workshop to help assist you when applying for Sports Industry INTERNSHIP opportunities this fall (2013).

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SPORTS EMPLOYMENT: Career Advice II


CANDIDATES,
As stated in the earlier Career Advice post, we will continue to provide quotes from industry insiders who provide tips and strategies on how to secure Sports-Industry employment. Here are two quotes, courtesy of Jennifer Greecham (EVP of Live Sports Programming, Tupelo-Honey Raycom) and Alfredo Gangotena (Chief Marketing Officer, MasterCard Worldwide).

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What career advice do you have for people wanting into the sports industry?

- I think interning is by far the most important thing you can do. As we all know, the sports industry is very competitive. You really need to get your foot in the door and make sure that you’re unique and you stand out from the crowd. -Jennifer Greecham (Courtesy of the SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL)

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When I am considering hiring someone, I have one thing in mind.

- It’s not, “Should that person work for me?” I am thinking about whether that person is such a perfect fit that I would be happy to work for him or her. -Alfredo Gangotena (Courtesy of the SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL).

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