Ron Shapiro sheds his light on how he because one of the most influential figures in sports… and it wasn’t because he initially wanted to work in sports.
Thanks right. You don’t have to set out with a ton of work experience “in” the sports industry. You can be an expert at a certain skill in another industry, and then break in after you make your moves.
In theory, this could actually give you more of an advantage getting a job in the industry. You don’t have to worry about being labeled as “that guy moving up” from an entry level job. You don’t have to deal with the drama from a pro team or organization either. You simply dominate your market from another industry, and apply as the expert at your skill.
Ron did this, and look where it took him. What do you think? Do you have to start in the sports industry to get a good job or should you get some experience elsewhere and come in with brass knuckles and taking names as they fall? Share your thoughts in the comments section and feel free to add this video to your site by going to www.youtube.com/lewishowes and embedding the code from the video.
For those interested, this video was taken during the Princeton Sports Symposium.