Member Makeover 16: Rick Johnston

Impatient when it comes to waiting for hiring season to roll around again? Use that off-time to clean up your job market strategy by getting your demo and resume in top form. Then when jobs open, you’ll be first off the mark to apply.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Rick Johnston, Play-by-play announcer at Taylor University in Indianapolis, IN.

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Member Makeover 15: Justin Adams

When you have experience in more than one genre of sportscasting it can be difficult to brand yourself in the job market. Fortunately, this kind of identity crisis can be solved with honest evaluation.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Justin Adams, a play-by-play announcer at Coaches Aid in Denver, CO.

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Member Makeover 14: John Morgo

It only takes a few small but critical mistakes to give an employer the impression that you less experienced than you really are. When you are seeking full-time employment, selling your experience to an employer is of utmost importance.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of John Morgo, freelance sportscaster in Dunwoody, GA.

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Member Makeover 13: Patrick Kamler

Are you following up your job applications? Following up an application is a crucial point that too many job seekers dismiss. If you are not following up, you are missing out.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Patrick Kamler, a sportscaster at WTLW-TV in Lima, OH.

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Member Makeover 12: Joe Lancello

As a veteran broadcaster, you may feel as though you are being passed over for opportunities because of your age. It is true that veterans face a unique set of challenges in the sportscasting job market. Fortunately, there are ways to use your experience as an advantage.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Joe Lancello, a sportscaster at KZRG-AM/FM in Joplin, MO.

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Cold contacting to land a college PBP job

After graduating from Notre Dame this spring, Mike Monaco, set about cold contacting local schools with hopes of turning up a college basketball job. The strategy paid off in securing Monaco the opportunity to call Western Michigan University men’s and women’s basketball on ESPN3.

In this STAA podcast, Monaco shares his strategy and tips for cold contacting local universities.

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Member Makeover 11: Brandon Biskobing

When your biggest job market challenge is not hearing back from employers, it is likely that a few key mistakes are making it difficult for employers. Make it easy for employers to hire you.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Brandon Biskobing in North Myrtle Beach, SC.

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Member Makeover 10: Roy Hatfield

As your sportscasting career progresses the set of challenges you face in the job market will often evolve. You may have a family to factor into career decisions, or you may begin to feel that your experience is working against you.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of veteran broadcaster Roy Hatfield, Program and Sports Director at WBZI/WKFI/WEDI AM in Xenia, OH.

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Member Makeover 9: Logan Anderson

The early days of your sportscasting career will almost certainly be spent in a small town, away from a major market. You might be tempted to believe a remote location puts you at a disadvantage for advancing your career. However, implementing the right relationship building and job market techniques will help you keep your career moving forward.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Logan Anderson, the College Sports Director for Dakota Broadcasting in Aberdeen, SD.

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