By Mark Tudi | As this humorous video highlights, obtaining your dream job in sports is often fraught with challenges. The good news, however, is that there is more than one way to launch your sports career. While the path to becoming a big league GM may prove too difficult for many, there are many … Read more

MOVING UP OR MOVING OUT?

April 13th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | If you’ve been in the situation that so many sports employees have, where you get stuck in a certain position or level and can’t quite break through, the following advice might help. My first question: if you’ve been in the same position over the past several years, how many different bosses have you had?  … Read more

By Mark Tudi | A lot of people have been asking me lately how the slumping economy will effect the wide world of sports.  ESPN has an interesting article discussing this very issue. Click here to read the article.

By Mark Tudi | The average sports worker will change jobs 8 times with at least 3 career changes, contributing to an annual industry turnover rate nearing 65%. As Sports and Entertainment converge with the new media and expanding sports properties, there is still a critical need for quality senior level executives and specialized professionals. … Read more

DO NOT RULE OUT GOVERNING BODIES

February 21st, 2011

By Mark Tudi | Governing Bodies makes up a large part of the Sports Industry and many significant (and high paying) opportunities are often overlooked. Take note of many of the sub-segments that make up this Marketplace: 1. Bowls 2. Sports Commissions / CVB’s 3. High Schools 4. Intercollegiate Institutions 5. Olympic Organizing Committees and … Read more

THE IMPORTANCE OF A MENTOR

February 7th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | One of the main keys to beginning or managing a Career in Sports is to have a solid mentor who can help you find your way through the maze that is the Sports Industry. Throughout my own career I have both benefited from the guidance of mentors and had the rewarding … Read more

By Mark Tudi | I get asked all the time by people everywhere what they should do to establish or grow a Career in Sports. You may be asking yourself the same questions, “How do I get started?” The key is to start at the beginning…establish a direction, find out what you’re good at, focus … Read more

BUILDING A SOLID NETWORK

January 23rd, 2011

By Mark Tudi | Your network is the key to finding opportunities in the Sports Industry that would otherwise go unnoticed.  So many jobs are filled by someone the hiring manager knows or was introduced to through an existing associate.  In order to be a major player in the sports industry, you need to start making … Read more

By Mark Tudi | A good cover letter gets to the point quickly, effectively and needs to be remembered in a positive light so your resume is looked at with an open mind, searching for reasons to put in the “Good” pile. The challenge is that people get way too cute with their introductions and … Read more

By Mark Tudi | It is true that so many employers today require you to submit a resume and cover letter online.  This makes it difficult to stand out against the other applications they have received – which can reach into the hundreds and thousands for certain jobs. The challenge is that the online submission process is designed to … Read more