By Art Berke | Many people decide they want to pursue a career in sports after working in another profession. The easiest way to make a successful transition is to use your expertise and experience to your best advantage. In other words, if your background is finance, look for opportunities in sports within that field. … Read more

By Art Berke | A major league baseball executive tells the story about a job applicant who came into an interview wearing the cap of the team in question, thinking he was going to make an impression because he was a fan of the ballclub. Well, it worked exactly the opposite. The executive saw the … Read more

By Art Berke | I’m a firm believer in the informational interview. One reason is that many executives often are more agreeable and less threatened if you’re asking to come in and learn about what they do as opposed to asking for a job. Then, it’s up to you. You will now have the opportunity … Read more

By Art Berke | It’s important to look for any advantage or connection you have that can help you in your pursuit of a career in sports. You’d be surprised how many of your friends, relatives and co-workers know someone that could connect you to a job opportunity. One good approach is reaching out to … Read more

By Art Berke | You’ve probably heard the expression, “The devil’s in the details.” I can’t stress enough how important it is to be detail-oriented. Whether it’s proofreading your resume over and over to avoid typos or having an organized system on the job, this is an important element to achieving success. The more organized … Read more

By Art Berke | Tennis great and humanitarian Arthur Ashe was a big believer that every person has unique talents—in other words, everyone has a skill that distinguishes him or her from others. Seek out your special talent, pair it with your passion, and follow that path as you pursue a career in sports.  

By Art Berke | Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden said that failing to prepare is preparing to fail. If you make the commitment to be prepared, whether it’s learning about opportunities in the sports industry or for a specific job interview, you’ll be more knowledgeable, more relaxed and more confident in presenting yourself … Read more

By Art Berke | Legendary baseball executive Branch Rickey once coined the phrase, “luck is the residue of design.” It’s so true. Usually when good fortune blesses us it’s because we made it happen ourselves and we’re totally committed to making it happen. Taking advantage of every opportunity and therefore being at the right place … Read more

By Art Berke | If you’re going to succeed in landing a job in sports and eventually enjoy a successful career, you need to make a good impression. Be a clear communicator, look others in the eye, offer a firm handshake, express yourself confidently and work hard to become a good writer, whether it’s an … Read more

By Karlene Sugarman, Sport Psychology Consultant | The field of sport psychology is growing every day. As a Sport Psychology Consultant currently working in the field, I can honestly say that it is very rewarding work. It is a very interesting and intriguing field, but it is also difficult to make a living purely as … Read more