Member Makeover 8: Bobby Krivitsky

To advance your sportscasting career, you have to learn to navigate the job market. Smart job market habits may look like weird science at first, but practicing the right techniques is critical to building a career.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Bobby Krivitsky of Boston, MA, working as a writer for CLNS Radio.

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Member Makeover 7: Sam Hasuer

When you are young and not seeing results in the job market, it might be tempting to chalk it up to your age. However, it is far more likely the real problem is in how you are presenting yourself to employers. Poor presentation might be inadvertently highlighting your inexperience, or — even worse — it might be causing employers to trash your application before they even get to your resume or demo.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Sam Hasuer, a producer at WAXY Radio in Hollywood, FL.

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Interview: Mel Proctor, Former MLB Baseball TV Broadcaster

Mel Proctor is the former TV voice of the Orioles, Padres, Nationals and Washington Bullets, among other teams. He is also the author of I Love the Work But I Hate the Business. In this interview Mel shares how he balanced family and a career on the road, why a sense of humor is crucial to a sportscasting career, how to handle executives who don’t know broadcasting, and more.

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Member Makeover 6: Joey Jenkins

Is one of your biggest career challenges not hearing back from potential employers? Take comfort in the fact that you are far from alone — not hearing back from employers is one of the biggest challenges that sportscasters face.

With employers often receiving hundreds of applications for a single opening, a detail as small as incorrect capitalization in your cover letter might be automatically landing you in the reject pile. Small things matter in a big way when it comes to the job market.

In this Member Makeover, Jon reviews the demo, resume, and job market strategy of Joey Jenkins, a Sports Talk Show Host at KPRL AM 1400 ESPN Radio in Moscow, ID.

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Interview: John Hanson, 610 Sports Radio

John Hanson, Program Director at 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City, shares why the first segment of your show should dive deep into one topic, how aggression is the key to making the jump from a small market to a large market, how he defines sportscasting success, the most important non-broadcasting trait, and more.

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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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Interview: Mick Gillispie, Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee Smokies Director of Broadcasting, Mick Gillispie, shares the factors he looks for when hiring a broadcasting assistant, how older sportscasters should approach applying for minor league jobs, and why broadcasters just entering the sportscasting job market should attend Baseball’s Winter Meetings.

Plus, Gillispie evaluates the pro’s and con’s of staying in minor league ball and suggests an alternative career strategy for getting to the majors.

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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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Get a baseball broadcasting job

Wayne Randazzo began his career in minor league baseball play-by-play as a No. 1 broadcaster in Mobile just one year out of college. Today, he is the New York Mets new Pre & Post Game Host and Fill-In Play-by-Play Broadcaster.

Landing your first major league job in the largest market in the country is an impressive achievement that Wayne earned through a series of unique career choices.

In this STAA podcast, Wayne shares valuable insight to building a career to the majors.

Not an STAA member? Click here to listen a FREE excerpt from this interview.

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