Thanks to the success of my Sports Blogging 101 Series, I have decided to try and crank out a couple more series before classes and my internships start back up in late August. Over the next week and a half, SPRB will host a Career Help 101 Series.
While there are plenty of SPRB readers who already work in the sport industry, there are a lot of us trying to break into it whether it’s with an internship or full-time position. When I asked SPRB readers what type of posts they would like to see this summer, career help was near the top of the list.
This series will aim to help those individuals trying to join this fairly exclusive club. Most of the advice can be applied to anyone looking for a job, but I will do my best to apply it to the sport world. Even if you do have a job in sports, it doesn’t hurt to work on some of the things I’ll be discussing this week.
Due to being out of town this weekend, this series’ schedule is not definite like it was during the Sports Blogging 101 Series but here is a rough estimate (subject to change):
Monday – Interview with Ryan Knapp (Director of PR for National Premier Soccer League)
Tuesday – 5 ways to help your job search
Wednesday – How to create an online portfolio
Thursday – Why you should do informational interviews
Saturday – The importance of internships
Sunday – 11 resume and cover letter tips
Next Monday – Do you have a brag bag or elevator pitch?
Next Tuesday – 7 tips to help you network
Next Wednesday – 25 blogs & books to help your job search
Next Thursday – 50 frequently asked interview questions
If this series goes well, I plan on running another similar series to help PR practitioners develop their skill sets so that you’re well-qualified for a job opening or to help you climb the ladder if you already have a job. If you have any suggestions for the above topics or something you’d like to see, please feel free to leave a comment or drop me an e-mail (see my contact page for more info).