Perhaps you've watched Jerry McGuire a dozen times. You've dreamed for years of being the one to show that NFL star the money. If this is you, then you're looking for information about how to build a sports agent career. Here are a few things to consider in the pursuit of this competitive career.
May 17, 2013 · By Jobs In Sports · No Comments
May 09, 2013 · By Jobs In Sports · No Comments
Back in February, Forbes Magazine ran an article about the ten best careers in the field of sports. The list was created by a company called CareerCast and was based on factors like "physical demands, degree of competitiveness, mid-level incomes, income growth potential, and stress factors like deadlines and travel."
May 07, 2013 · By Jobs In Sports · No Comments
An Account Executive is a senior level position within a sports team’s sales department. It’s an exciting, fast paced job that requires natural communications skills, charisma and salesmanship. Though the position exists in many industries, within the sports realm its responsibilities include group ticket sales and working with clients who advertise with the team. Account Executive’s often start at lower level roles within a sales department including ticket agents or advertising sales agents. As they gain the right experiences and show a knack for client sales, they’re promoted and eventually aligned as an Account Executive. In this role, they’re responsible for maintaining accounts with companies that currently advertise with the team as well as wooing new business. Sports teams continuously search for new revenue streams and selling more-and-more advertising space contributes to this endeavor. In-arena promotions include signage, giveaways, sponsored seating areas and restaurants. And television sponsorship includes pre and post game shows, highlight packages, scoreboard updates and more. Account Executives sell these promotional “slots” and maintain client relationships. They will present prospective clients with advertising options and prices, recommend advertising models that meet client needs and help draw up contracts. They’re also responsible for working with team’s internal marketing department or an outside advertising agency to ensure the work is carried out to the company’s expectations. Group ticket sales, another area of focus, involves selling season ticket packages or high-end suites to corporations. While personal season tickets and individual game ticket sales bring in revenue, sports teams want companies to purchase large blocks of tickets and expensive suites bringing a more reliable income source. Aside from these direct sales tasks, it’s also important for good Account Executives to be knowledgeable about their field and continually study new trends. To truly add value to an organization, they must stay up-to-date on new advertising streams, understand how to analyze sales statistics and know how to develop sales tools and promotional plans for client presentations.
May 02, 2013 · By Jobs In Sports · No Comments
Looking for a swing off the beaten path to a truly unique sports job? Look no further than these sports to entice and entertain you.
April 18, 2013 · By Jobs In Sports · No Comments
You love golf. You want to work in the golf field. You have good people skills and enjoy socializing. What golf jobs are available? Here is a list of 20 opportunites, including some golf career path ideas from the PGA, that will keep you on the green. One of them is sure to fit you to a tee!
April 12, 2013 · By Jobs In Sports · 1 Comment
From comedians like David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel, to political pundits like Keith Olbermann and Rush Limbaugh many well-known names have enjoyed success in widely dissimilar entertainment jobs while owing at least part of their current success to their former jobs in sports and sports radio.
April 09, 2013 · By Jobs In Sports · 1 Comment
Family owned sports organizations, by their nature, have an element of nepotism (i.e. family favoritism). Though its existence is viewed in a negative light, logically it makes sense. Whether your parents own and operate the local hardware store or cash flow a professional football franchise, the desire to keep their family close and see them succeed is always there. And, assuming their children educate themselves and show aptitude for success, most are catapulted to upper management positions preparing them to eventually run the business on their own. This natural cycle of a family run sports organization doesn’t diminish the chance for you, an outsider, to succeed at the company. If you’re considering a position within a sports team but top-level of management share a surname, don’t be deterred. Family owned businesses are more nurturing than publicly-held companies and, if you’re a loyal employee, you can more easily earn opportunities to learn new skills and try new roles.
April 07, 2013 · By Jobs In Sports · No Comments
Success in a job interview is oft-measured in the days that precede it. The preparation spent researching the company, forming a ‘smart questions’ list and recalling your own career successes creates a positive outcome just as much as the one or two hours spent in the interview room. There is A LOT of information on interviewing in books and across the internet. You can find information on how to best research companies and what questions to ask a prospective employer. You can even find suggestions on what color tie to select or where to place your hands during the conversation (not on the table, if you’re curious). The basics translate well from other industries into the business of sports. But there are some intricate differences and details that will help you stand out while interviewing for a sports-related job. Getting in the interview room is important but acing the interview will turn your dream of working in sports into a reality.
March 22, 2013 · By Jobs In Sports · No Comments
While Spring Break is on the mind of most college students, it's not too early to start thinking about a summer sports internship. Many college programs in fields like sports management or exercise science do require an internship as part of the requirements for graduation. Many organizations are willing (and eager) to partner with colleges and universities to offer internships for college credit.
March 15, 2013 · By Jobs In Sports · No Comments
Searching for a careers in sports marketing can seem like a daunting task at first. It's no secret that it's one of the toughest industries to break into and takes some time to really establish yourself. You might feel like you're doing all of the right things: networking your tail off and applying to a variety of positions. But you're at a stand-still with no prospects on the horizon. Time to spice up your approach!