It’s the stuff of movies right? The intrepid young announcer reaching for the stars in pursuit of a childhood dream to call that Championship winning touchdown, home run, three pointer or breakaway goal.
For Hockey, there are a few resources to find that ‘dream job’, with one being IceHockeyJobs.com. The site not only covers media opportunities, but coaching, training and scouting too plus a myriad of front office options. Mark Burns took a look at a new resource online for job seekers of all sports, an ebook titled, Getting the Call: How To Land Your Dream Job In Sports.
From the book he’s pulled some of the most relevant information for job seakers.
100-plus individuals are included, from media at ESPN, FOX Sports and Bleacher Reporter to people with professional teams like the Dallas Cowboys and Cincinnati Reds to writers at Baseball America, Yahoo! Sports and Sports Illustrated. The participants fielded a handful of questions about their career in sports, what their day-to-day life is like, challenges they have faced along the way, advice they would give their younger selves and resources that they have benefited from and would recommend to others.
Below are noteworthy pull quotes, words of wisdom and other pieces of advice from the ebook (each individual’s quote is above their name).
“Just read as much as you can, in sports and out of it. It might be clichéd advice, but it is true. Find writers who you really admire, and dig into their work to try to figure out what they are doing and why they make every choice they make.” – Caitlin Kelly, Managing Editor, VICE Sports
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