Are you using your time to benefit your career? Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Therefore, it is never too early to start working on your sports career objectives. Many college students use their free time for social activities rather than working on their career … Read more

By Peter Titlebaum, Ed. D. Networking has become a buzz word. Everybody seems to be doing it; or, at least, everybody seems to be talking about it, anyway. So why all the excitement? What is networking, how can it help you attain your career goals and how can it be made more effective? Networking is … Read more

Whatever your chosen career path, don’t just hunt for a new job. Instead, launch a personal marketing campaign. Use proven techniques that have earned millions of dollars for direct marketing companies around the country. Put them to work for your career’s success! Start with a written marketing plan covering the following points: 1. What are … Read more

By Mark Tudi | It is not who you know, it is what can you do for the company. Sports businesses today are looking for qualified individuals who will bring top skills to the job. Remember that companies are expecting results out of employees, and if you have skills that are vital for a job … Read more

NETWORKING

December 15th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | Almost all the literature I have read about networking goes into detail regarding the necessity of expanding your network and always building your network base. Former President George Bush made it a point to contact ten new people a week. Now, I won’t sit here and discount the theory because, well … Read more

THE HANDSHAKE CAN SAY A LOT

December 13th, 2011

By Mark Tudi | We have all heard that when shaking someone’s hand, you shouldn’t squeeze too hard, present a wet noodle or shake too long. But did you know that there are guidelines telling us how many pumps, length of time and the amount of firmness used, as well as the little known fact … Read more

By Mark Tudi | How do you position yourself for a career with a professional sports team? Knowledge of the sport or team does help but is far from being the primary qualification for an entry level position. A job with a team in the four majors (NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball) is … Read more

While counseling job seekers, I often hear them complain that networking has become more difficult, since many of the people they meet also are between jobs. The rest are employed, but so overworked they have little time to spare for informational interviews. After thinking about the best place outside the office to locate valuable contacts, … Read more

By Mark Tudi | Because the sports industry is unique, many techniques used in other fields must be adapted. The hunt for the job is no exception. It is important to keep in mind that the hunt should be an ongoing process. It may take you through many peaks and valleys throughout the process. The … Read more

Networking has been going on for centuries. Throughout history, people have relied on people they know for information and referrals. That is how we find good doctors, auto mechanics, restaurants and all kinds of goods and services. We have been networking all our lives without putting a label on the process. If you are going … Read more