By Scott HorsleyThe NFL has a long history of hiring from outside the industry.
So when an NFL player makes the jump to the professional ranks, the league is taking a shot at recruiting from a pool of talent that includes more than 1,000 people who don’t necessarily have a history in the field.
But how exactly do you get into the industry?
One way is to find out what’s working in the media world, and find a job in the sport that suits you.
So, here are three ways you can make the jump into journalism.
The NFL hires from outside of the media industryOne of the best ways to find a new job is to ask the league.
For a career, you’ll have to be a fan, but it’s also possible to find work in the industry, said Tom Farrar, senior editor at The New York Times.
If you’re interested in journalism, he said, “I’m not a fan of just being a fan.
It’s a job.””
I think it’s a little hard to figure out how to get to a career without having been a fan,” he said.
“That’s one reason we hire people who are not fans of sports.”
So what’s the difference between being a sports fan and being a reporter?
In the case of a reporter, he explained, “there’s a difference between having a passion for the sport and the kind of work that a reporter can do.”
So how do you find out if you’re a good fit for a position in the NFL?
If you have a passion in the sports business, you could always find work as a sports analyst, Farrars said.
But you may not be a good candidate for that position, as the league doesn’t typically advertise on TV or print media.
If you have something else in mind, Farsar said, you should talk to your interview partner about it.
That person will then determine if you might be a fit.
If your team has a great fan base, it’s possible to get a job at the team.
But it’s not a sure thing.
Farrsar said he knows of three teams that didn’t find their fans until they had been at the NFL for years.
“One is a local franchise that’s been around for 30 years, and the other two are local franchises that have had their fans for decades and are just getting ready to break in the next generation,” he explained.
“There’s a lot of factors at play in the local hiring process.”
You don’t have to spend years in the businessYou don.t have to go through a grueling processIf you don’t plan on staying for long, you might not even need to spend a year in the professional world.
But if you do, you may want to spend at least a year or two before you want to apply to the NFL, Farkas said.
And, unlike the NFL’s other jobs, it may not require years of experience in the fields you want.
So if you don, you can work at any NFL franchise for as little as two years, he added.
Another way to get your foot in the door is to be interviewed for the same job.
Farka said he and several of his colleagues have interviewed with NFL teams.
“We’ve interviewed with teams as early as March,” he noted.
“We’ve talked to teams that were at the very beginning and have gone through that process to the point where they have a job lined up.
So you could interview for any NFL team in the country, whether you are a local reporter or not.”
And then you can move on to other jobsIf you do end up with a job, you don?t necessarily have to do everything right to land it.
Fars said you might want to focus on getting interviews and networking.
If the position is a good match, you won?t need to do too much in the office.
T have to make a commitmentIf you are willing to take on a few more years before you get the job, Farks says it’s easy to see why the league has been so reluctant to let people go.
“When I first started in the game, I was like, ‘OK, I’m going to take a little bit more time before I start working in a team,'” he said of the job-hunting process.
“And then as time went on, I realized that, no, I have to take some more time, because it just takes a little longer.
That ambition is what ultimately sets you apart, Farars said, and it can be the difference in whether you get hired. “
It’s like, if you want a job here, you have to have a real ambition to be there.”
That ambition is what ultimately sets you apart, Farars said, and it can be the difference in whether you get hired.
He said if you have that drive, you shouldn’t need to apply.
But you don.T have