The title says enough as to what this blog post will entail. With a couple of easy tips and tricks, you will be able to land your ideal dream job in the sports industry.
The problem most individuals have is they don’t stand out through their resumé. Remember that everyone you are competing against is submitting a resumé and it can be strenuous for the employer. Imagine if you were given a couple dozen resumés and told to pick the best. Something that stands out and separates from the rest of the crowd not only gains the attention at first glance but gets thorough undivided attention from the employer.
Furthermore, in sports, it isn’t about naming every player on the 1956 Boston Bruins roster or who had the game-winning overtime goal in game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals in the Stanley Cup playoffs twenty years ago. Many people focus on the wrong information. When your job is creating content for a sports team, stick to what you know and show the employer that.
1. Cater your resumé to the job.
Take the perspective of your employer to make this concept easier to understand. From their point-of-view, they have a hole in their business that they need to be filled by potentially hiring you. The problem they have is solely that spot and obviously, they want the best candidate for that spot. So, it would make sense for you to list everything on your resumé that links to that problem and how you will solve it. Using past experiences similar to their problem that you solved or listing programs and content you’ve made that resembles their style will surely make you stand out.
2. Provide numbers or content rather than generalizations.
When applying for the job, the employer knows that you probably meet the basic requirements. If you did not, you probably wouldn’t have even applied. The basic minimum you should have on your resumé is a list of skills and accomplishments you have that they noted on their website or wherever you found out. Furthermore, everyone is probably doing the same thing so no one really stands out. But what you can do is write out how much more money you brought in rather than just saying “I increased revenue”. Listing all of your analytics with social media and the content your created lets your employer see what you did. Saying “I increased traffic on my blog page” will not cut it.
3. Tell a story.
I understand that you’re not going to start your resumé with “Once upon a time…”. What I mean by this is that the employer has no idea who you are or what you’ve been through to get to here. Rather than listing everything you’ve done, maybe take the reader through all the experiences you’ve had so he or she can see your development and perseverance in the industry. For all you know, you stack up head-to-head with someone else. If your employer sees that you show the determination by telling that story, that may be what gets you the job.
What is your opinion on the steps I have for obtaining a job?
Have you done anything different in the past that has landed you your dream job?