Meet Pete Leibman. Pete is the Founder of Dream Job Academy and the Author of a new book titled, “I Got My Dream Job And So Can You.”
Despite being told it would be “impossible,” Pete landed his first dream job as an executive for the NBA’s Washington Wizards when he was only 21 years old.
Less than 2 years later, he created The Washington Wizards’ Sports Careers Day and was promoted into management for the NBA’s Washington Wizards (at the age of 23).
He then went on to be the franchise’s #1 Salesperson of the Year for 3 straight seasons
Today, as a very popular keynote speaker, Pete speaks to thousands of people each year, and his work has been featured on Fox, CBS, and CNN.
He has also been invited to share his career advice at some of the world’s best colleges, including Stanford University and Johns Hopkins University.
During this interview we discussed:
- How Pete broke into the sports industry at the young age of 21
- How he was about to excel in his role by being proactive in his approach
- Advice that he would give to others looking to break into the sports industry
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Great interview, Trevor!
Pete hit on something at the end about being humble & genuine about wanting to learn from others. When you do that in a live networking environment, you will come across as a very likable person.
And “Likability” is the #1 reason you’ll get hired. Assuming you can do the job, of course.
I look forward to reading Pete’s book.
@ChrisMcKinney Thanks Chris…..agreed…..networking without a “pitch” allows you to break down the awkwardness of meeting people for the first time. If you don’t know what to say…..ask questions! 🙂
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