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Ask Buffy - Change Careers

By Buffy Filippell, TeamWork Online
TeamWork Online

How do I break into the sports business world (changing careers)?

Buffy,

I am currently an associate at an investment firm in New York but am interested in switching career paths and pursuing a role in baseball, specifically something in baseball operations or administration. What advice can you give me on how best to break into a business in which I have no specific experience (although I would argue that the experience and skills I have gained from working at an investment banking firm for the past 5+ years prepares me well for any role). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank and I hope to hear from you.

- Investment Banker



Dear Investment Banker,

My advice to anyone changing careers is to 1) do some informational interviews with people in sports; 2) consider taking a class perhaps at NYU in sports marketing or 3) networking is the only way you'll make the change as the resume will not match up versus others already in the industry where there are more applicants with skills in sports than jobs open.

Hope that helps.

- Buffy

Buffy Filippell has recruited over 350 executives in the sports industry. Read more at TeamworkOnline. 


Buffy G. Filippell founded TeamWork Consulting, Inc., an executive search firm for the sports and event management industry in September of 1987. The firm's more than 120 clients have included: NASCAR, PGA TOUR, NBA, NFL, NHL, MLS, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, International Speedway Corporation, Major League Soccer, Olympic Governing Bodies, corporate sponsors, and sports marketing agencies. Learn more at http://www.teamworkonline.com.

All TeamWork Online content copyright © 2008 Buffy Filippell, President, TeamWork Online LLC.






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