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How to Get a Job In Sports with CNBC’s Darren Rovell

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Here at Sports Networker, we are constantly striving to bring you the best advice from successful sports business professionals on how to get a job in sports.

We dug through the archives and found this gem where Lewis Howes interviews Darren Rovell, CNBC’s Sports Business Report and the author of the “Sports Biz Blog” on CNBC.com.

Darren was named the Sports Networker 2010 Sports Social Media Professional Of The Year and has been mentioned in numerous articles on Sports Networker including the Top Sports Business Professionals To Follow On Twitter.

In this interview, Darren shares his best tips on how to get a job in sports and advance your sports career. Here are a few of the key takeaways:

  • Follow your passion and be willing to work for free
  • It’s not who you know, it’s how good you are!
  • Put it in a box (make sure to watch the video to understand what this means)

How To Get A Job In Sports With CNBC’s Darren Rovell

What do you think of Darren’s advice? Leave your comments below and if you found this interview helpful, send a tweet to @DarrenRovell and @LewisHowes to let them know!

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8 Responses to How to Get a Job In Sports with CNBC’s Darren Rovell

  1. sportsnetworker December 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    @margoconsul let us know what you think!

  2. Sports Networker December 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    thanks for the like bob!

  3. Chad Norris December 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm #

    Darren Rovell’s twitter account is a must follow for any sports business junkies. Thanks for the interview Lewis

  4. joemcgrathjr December 28, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    My concern is that I have done my interships, worked for free, and took low pay opportunities within the sports industry for the past 10 years and have not been offered a full time opportunity in the sports industry. I have appled for Teamwork Online, have reached to people and my school to help and still struggling, stressed, and frustrated since July. I hope 2012 is a better year I would like to be successful in sports and be able to be back on my own for good.

  5. ChrisMcKinney December 29, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    @joemcgrathjr Joe – just like an NBA or NFL prospect (athlete), you’ve got to be able to demonstrate that you’re exceptional at something specific business-wise. Players get drafted based on their skill-sets, proven track-record AND the specific needs of the team.

    You’re either a point guard with crazy handles, or a slashing point forward that can get to the rim, or whatever your God-given talent is…

    You MUST discover your greatness and tie it to the positions you’re targeting.

    How are you positioning yourself?

    When you get the chance, you’ve got to explain — clearly — what you can deliver (better than anyone) to the employer. You’ve got to be excited about what you do, whether it’s corporate sponsorships sales, ticket sales, community relations, event marketing, etc. you’ve got to show that you OWN that position.

    There are a ton of ways to do that. Start with a marketing deck.

    Employers think in terms of “show me,” not “tell me.”

    Hope this helps.

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