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Breaking into a sports front office

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:36 am

If anyone has experience working in one or knows some that has, any input or words of advice would be appreciated. I made contacts and go back and forth in e-mails but never got in the door, yet was able to intern at much bigger offices in Washington. Appreciate the advice.

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Re: Breaking into a sports front office

Postby TLSModBot » Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:48 am

They usually have pretty cheap locks so I think you can just force the front door with a flat-head screwdriver

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Re: Breaking into a sports front office

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:15 am

Yeah I figured it has to be some old wooden lock that a hobbit can probably break. Thanks for the incredible career advice! :D

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Re: Breaking into a sports front office

Postby TheSpanishMain » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:19 am

You can get in almost anywhere if you walk confidently while carrying a clip board and furrowing your brow in concentration.

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Re: Breaking into a sports front office

Postby TLSModBot » Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:44 am

TheSpanishMain wrote:You can get in almost anywhere if you walk confidently while carrying a clip board and furrowing your brow in concentration.

Women's bathrooms appear to be an exception here fyi

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Re: Breaking into a sports front office

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:10 am

1) Focus - Intern with a team during College and/or Law School. Pick one sport. Own it. Care about it more then your biglaw job.
2) Network - Impress those you meet in your internship and continue to work them as they leave and move to league offices, different teams, up the ladder with their current team.

I have had 4 friends do it. All were bright guys/gals, new their sh*t and wanted a sports role over all others. Its not something you turn on as a 3rd year associate. Sports jobs, like all sexy/good jobs, are focused on who you know. T14 Law School, V5 firm, please they could get anyone they want with a resume like that, what they want is someone who is dedicated to landing a sports role - not just a casual fan.

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Re: Breaking into a sports front office

Postby lavarman84 » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:16 am

You have to network hard, commit to it, and be persistent. In the end, it's about who you know. There are just too many qualified candidates. You need somebody to help get your resume out of the stack. Truth is, though, that you still may not get it even if you do all these things. But if it's what you want, it's worth trying.

I also will say that you shouldn't assume credentials will get you in the door. Don't assume because you have good grades at Harvard that they'll be falling all over themselves to hire you. They'll hire someone from a state school with connections, experience, and the right softs over you in a heartbeat. It's also impossible to know what sort of things each front office will value.



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