Your research and conversations with sports industry professionals should give you a great idea of what it takes to pursue an internship in your chosen area of sports. Now, you need to show employers that you have what it takes. In other words, you need to build and refine your brand. Use the information you’ve gleaned from sources like the SportsBusiness Journal, and conversations with industry professionals to tweak your resume. Showcase whatever experience and education you have that speaks directly what employers are looking for. Look back on any jobs, volunteer positions, and other leadership roles, and pull out the accomplishments that demonstrate the qualities necessary for the internship in sports you’re pursuing.
A great resume is professional, eye-catching, descriptive, concise, and most important, it showcases you as an ideal candidate for internship. Before sending out your applications, spend some time revising your resume using the following tips as a guideline:
Another critical step in preparing your brand is ensuring your online identity is clean and professional. Like it or not, a common practice by employers today is Googling prospective employees and interns. Search results can pull up anything from your finishing time in a local road race, to the pictures from last week’s party you posted on Facebook. Luckily, there are a few simple steps you can take to clean up your Google results: