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On the first episode of the Work in Sports podcast, Carl Manteau of the Milwaukee Bucks said, “I’ve always enjoyed sharing insight into working in the sports industry, the things I wish I knew when I was starting out. I love the idea of this podcast, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.” That summarized this whole project beautifully. I’m Brian Clapp, Director of Content for WorkinSports.com and the host of the Work in Sports podcast. I’m sharing all of my best career advice gathered over 25 ...
 
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Having a polished resume highlighting your professional attributes is job hunting 101, but Jim’s question for the WorkInSports Podcast takes it a bit further this week. “Hey Brian, big fan of your podcast. I have a professor who is advising us to have multiple versions of our resume. I’m a junior in college. He gave us this advice, but he couldn’t …
 
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month – you are now aware of this concept. But let’s go deeper. We need to get past awareness, we need to think about our collective contributions to the solution. Joining me today are Megan Gausemel, Director of Awareness Planning and Operations at Special Olympics International and Ben Collins, …
 
We got our first video question in our Q&A session of the WorkInSports Podcast as Matt asks about leveraging the Great Resignation that the job market is smack dab in the middle of. This episode discusses why employees are leaving their jobs, even without another position secured, along with advice to turn this sports industry churn into a landing …
 
Sometimes it can be helpful to look back into sports history to understand where we are now and how radical the changes have been over the last 10 years or so. I’m going to read two quotes and I want you to guess what we are talking about: Here’s former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue: "It is a matter of integrity, It is a matter of the character o…
 
One of the most useful traits of maintaining a strong presence on social media is branding yourself as a professional. On our latest Q&A segment of the WorkInSports Podcast, Darren from Atlanta writes: “Hey Brian, Big-time listener here, I’ve picked up a lot of great advice from you so thanks for all that you do. I have a question regarding TikTok,…
 
The introduction, improved performance, and “free” nature of the internet upended every business model of sports consumption. Suddenly, all the content you paid for individually was at your fingertips with only an internet bill to pay for it. Magazines went online, struggled to maintain subscriptions, and several shut down permanently. As time went…
 
Our latest episode of the WorkInSports Podcast hits an area in the middle of a slew of reasons for career changes as we approach what employment experts are calling the Great Resignation. We’ll let Bre, one of our newest listeners, set the stage: “My name is Bre, and I'm a new follower of your podcast –which by the way, is so awesome and informatio…
 
On our latest WorkInSports Podcast, we go a little deeper into the realm of college athletics as VP of Content and Engaged Learning Brian Clapp sits down with Auburn University’s Assistant AD for Marketing and Fan Engagement Dan Heck, who details his journey from a marketing graduate assistant at Central Michigan University to his current post runn…
 
No fan questions this week for the WorkInSports Podcast, but VP of Content and Engaged Learning Brian Clapp has advice all the same for our aspiring sports professionals. Communication. It’s a crucial part of branding yourself not only as a trusted expert on your social media accounts and in your industry. Communication is also an important and exc…
 
Adversity. Everyone has had to overcome it in some form or another in their lives, but the amount of barriers differ between people. On this episode of the WorkInSports Podcast, Brian Clapp speaks with someone who has overcome countless obstacles throughout his life to excel, and he is paying it forward. Desmond Dunham turned to running as his way …
 
On the WorkInSports Podcast, we pride ourselves on offering career advice to folks looking to break into or move up in, not only the sports industry, but wherever talented workers ply their trade. Our question from Jonathan in Texas is one that definitely applies to everyone finishing up a job or internship application: “Hey Brian – I'm Jonathan; I…
 
We have this vision of the sports agent. Contracts. Negotiation. Schmoozing. Glad handing. A lot of this is true... but times have changed. Elite athletes used to choose their agents based on their history of signing massive long-term contracts for other clients -- “oh you helped Pedro Martinez sign a record-breaking contract extension – you're my …
 
Last week, WorkInSports.com released its inaugural State of Sports Hiring Report. Naturally, Brian Clapp leaned into the data it revealed in the latest episode of the Work In Sports Podcast to determine what the findings mean. One takeaway: A Lot of Movement is About to Happen Industries nationwide have been dreading a “Great Resignation” that is s…
 
With every sports gambling enthusiast's favorite season kicking off this week, the WorkInSports Podcast is doing a repost of Brian Clapp's Jan. 13 conversation with Nigel Eccles, Co-Founder of FanDuel. Strap yourselves in for an inside look at how he helped start up the sports book and daily fantasy sports service that boasts over six million users…
 
Hey everybody, I’m Brian Clapp VP of Engaged Learning at WorkInSports.com and this is the WorkInSports podcast... I’m going to share one of my favorite sayings with you today. “If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.” -Ernest Hemingway This doesn’t apply to everything, my daughter start…
 
Today’s question ties into great to this concept for today’s question from Corrine in Nevada, As you touched on in one of your previous podcasts, there are many different areas of specializations in both professional and collegiate sports (i.e Sports Reporting, Community Relations, marketing, business operations, analysts, etc). What do you think a…
 
On this week's expert podcast, Brian Clapp gets within two (or three?) degrees of separation from Jay-Z as he chats with Roc Nation Sports VP of Operations Michele Rinchiuso. On this WorkInSports episode, Brian discusses his journey in the world of sports marketing at Puma to pivoting over into Jay-Z's empire on the sports side of things and the tr…
 
Hey everybody, I’m Brian Clapp VP of Content and Engaged Learning at WorkInSports.com and this is the Work in Sports podcast. This week, we've got a question from a curious high school senior named Jeremy who is passionate about getting into the sports industry. He writes: “Hi Brian, I am entering my senior year of High School, I play soccer and ba…
 
Remember ESPN the Magazine? NEXT athlete, the Body Issue – for me, the Mag was appointment reading. Maybe I’m a little different, but I grew up addicted to the sports magazine scene. Sports Illustrated, Sport, The Sporting News. Every year my grandmother would get me a subscription to these mags for Christmas, she didn’t have to think about it, jus…
 
Today's Sports Career Q&A Question comes in from Felicia in Seattle: “Hey Brian, I’ve been listening to your podcast for the past 6 months and it is fantastic, such incredible advice that has served me so well. Your content has helped me gain focus and confidence in my sports career, you have mentioned many times that we should get focused on speci…
 
There are two goals in every interview we conduct. 1) We want to paint a picture of our guests career, how they got there and why they love it, because this could inform your later decision in life. I love it when someone says to me “Listening to your show helped me realize I wanted to work in sports marketing.” 2) We want to inform. Even if you ha…
 
After a week away from this, time to dip back into the mailbag (digitally speaking) and we've got a great question from Ally in Virginia. “Hey Brian, love your podcast thank you so much for your guidance and expertise. I really appreciate how raw and honest you are. I was blown away by your vulnerability during your tribute to your CEO John last we…
 
Hey everybody, I’m Brian Clapp, VP of Content and Engaged Learning at WorkInSports.com and this is the Work In Sports podcast. In 2015 Ishveen Anand brought to market her dream of an open marketplace for brands and athletes to do business. Brands have messages they want to get out in support of their products, athletes of all levels are great spoke…
 
I’m not going to sugarcoat anything, I’m a bit of a mess right now. Our CEO and one of my great friends, John Mellor, died last week at the age of 49 after battling cancer. You don’t listen to this show to hear me drone on about my life’s problems, we all have them, they are part of the human experience. But I can’t pretend this isn’t affecting me,…
 
Almost 390 episodes in to the work in sports podcast and we’re trying something a little different. Two guests -- Two All-time great guests together on one show. In 2021 one of the main goals I had for myself was to be more of a connector in the industry. I have met amazing people from my career in the sports media, and even more great people from …
 
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