Member Makeover 5: Keaton Gillogly

Are you doing a lot of things right in the job market? When you are confident that you have a solid demo, resume and cover letter, the challenge is to find the small details you can improve.

Here is one of the biggest details you might be missing: sticking to a passive, reactive approach to the sportscasting job market. If you are content to wait until your time “arrives” your potential to miss career opportunities rises.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Keaton Gillogly, Director of Broadcasting for the Modesto Nuts.

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Member Makeover 4: Samantha Waddell

Are you beginning to doubt your abilities as a sports broadcaster because you’re submitting job applications, but not even getting to the interview stage? You feel like you’re shouting into a void.

Most likely, it is not your ability holding you back, but rather a series of easy-to-fix mistakes in your demo, resume, and cover letter.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the application package and job market strategy of Samantha Waddell, a television Sports Reporter in Houston, TX, working to break into sportscasting.

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Member Makeover 3: Nick Gryniewicz

After a few years in the sportscasting industry your resume and demo has probably built up some excess fat. To maximize the impact you have on employers when they review your job application, you need to keep your application materials lean and focused.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the strategy and application package of Nick Gryniewicz, a host and update anchor for ESPN 580 AM in Orlando, FL.

Here’s what you’ll learn in this makeover:

  • Why you should delete your career summary
  • The only sport that requires more than 1 demo track
  • How to make a longer cover letter lean and effective
  • All the points you need to hit in your first follow up
  • A simple strategy for creating your own freelance PBP opportunities

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Member Makeover 2: Matthew Schwartz

Landing your first job is one hurdle that every sportscaster must face during their career–it can also be the most frustrating.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the strategy and application package of Matthew Schwartz, a recent journalism graduate of the University of Memphis.

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