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Offline bl67550

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workinsports.com and other job sites...are they legit?
« on: December 14, 2009, 05:35:33 AM »
I have been considering signing up for one of these websites, probably the workinsports.com, to really see if there are opportunities available on there that are not so easily found elsewhere.

Does anyone have any thoughts/experience with these kinds of websites? Are they legit? Worth the cost?

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Re: workinsports.com and other job sites...are they legit?
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 05:39:36 AM »
When I was a newbie I started a thread like this and Moddy told me the best place to find sports jobs was right here. Moddy was right. Be patient. Check the jobs thread regularly.
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Re: workinsports.com and other job sites...are they legit?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009, 05:53:11 AM »
The best freelance jobs come from this site or through networking. The Web sites that post freelance job listings just want the lowest bidder.

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Re: workinsports.com and other job sites...are they legit?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2009, 06:06:37 AM »
I did one of those three-month memberships with workinsports right out of college and found it completely worthless. That was about three and a half years ago. Most of the jobs were unpaid internships or opportunities I would have found without signing up for the site. I think I ended up only applying for about four jobs I saw on there and one was to be commissioner of a minor hockey league just for kicks.

Most of the stuff you're looking for I think will be posted on this site with feedback from SJ nation. This is the best resource on the Web, IMO. If you're looking for jobs with teams, this link has access to pretty much all the same stuff workinsports has.

http://www.teamworkonline.com/
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Offline Cousin Jeffrey

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Re: workinsports.com and other job sites...are they legit?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2009, 07:43:42 AM »
I know some of the guys at Teamwork, definitely legit. People from pretty much every team troll that site looking for openings. They created a social networking angle too, not sure if it launched totally yet.

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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2009, 11:04:03 AM »
I know some of the guys at Teamwork, definitely legit. People from pretty much every team troll that site looking for openings. They created a social networking angle too, not sure if it launched totally yet.

Welp then join them on Linkedin or whatever social networking site for free!
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Re: workinsports.com and other job sites...are they legit?
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2009, 04:59:46 PM »

To work for a team, Teamwork is the best.

I got my job at the Devil Rays through them.  It's not their fault that the job sucked.

Seriously, if you want a marketing or PR job with a team, I'd check out Teamwork.

Also, if Buffy places you somewhere and you do well, she'll come back to you in a couple of years and get you another job.  She's done this with/for several of my friends who work for teams.

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