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Each summer thousands of university graduates head out into the marketplace waving qualifications seeking new challenges and work opportunities in the sport business. Just like big money transfers in the football business the stakes are raised each year. Finding the ‘dream job’ can be almost impossible let alone something that remotely inspires you to get out of bed each day!.   Here are a few tips and reflections on...
At Jobs In Football, we try to connect users with the best learning resources available through all aspects of the game. When it comes to Coaching, there are a myriad of options in terms of online resources, but why not learn from the very best? Our partners at CV Academy provide exactly this, with courses delivered from the best minds at the elite levels of the game.   In this instalment, Aitor Karanka presents a match...
The Football industry has become a hyper-inflated business with astronomical amounts of money involved. In the newspapers, we can read about Centre Backs being sold for £80 million, or teenagers being purchased for £195 million. With the growing financial risks within football business, such as transfers of players, more and more clubs have decided to hire a Sporting Director.   Here, UCFB Student, Anders...
The Football industry is awash with regulation. Some of this is fairly rigid and robust, other aspects are far more flexible. One of the things we often see in the media however, is positive action around BAME coaches. Every few months journalists pick up on this, as do campaign groups, and talk about how ‘unacceptable’ and ‘concerning’ the lack of BAME coaches is across the game.   What these stories fail...
Tech has been married with stadiums for a while now and, these days, the fan experience as we know it is being reshaped. In a time when personal entertainment is giving us more reasons to watch a game from home, stadiums are facing an uphill battle for fans’ attention.   Startups are aware of this and keep delivering novel tech. Solutions range from facial recognition for ticketing, AI analyzing crowd emotions in real-time...
Dynamic ticket pricing is nothing new. Airlines and hotels have been using this method for years. For example, the passenger who buys his ticket months in advance pays considerably less than the traveller who books his ticket the day before departure. Partly because of this, flying is now accessible to a larger audience. But of course a varying demand is not exclusive to the hotel and aviation industry. As more Football Clubs digitize their...
Opportunities for Employment: Does the Success of the 2019 Women’s World Cup Mark a New Era for female sports representation?   Mention of the women’s world cup has traditionally fallen on deaf ears. FIFA has conventionally considered it as a mere formal necessity on its calendar, whilst broadcasters and sponsors have customarily tended to overlook it as vexatious background noise; audible, but not worth immediate...
If you're looking to be the first to scoop the news on the matchday team, report on the latest injury concerns and provide insightful match-day analysis, then a career in sports journalism might be the ideal route for you to take. Whilst the role is understandably competitive, with the right blend of experience and dedication, you can have one of the most sought-after careers in the football industry. From broadcast to print-press, digital...
With such fine margins between winning and losing, more and more clubs are placing heavy focus on the role of Sports Science.   Level of game position is required: Mainly at professional level, however the role is continually branching out and seen as a necessary aspect of the game. Hours: Generally dependent on team schedule. Entry Requirements: A degree in Sports Science or related field is normally required....
Over recent years, much debate has been facilitated within the goalkeeping world about the structures and framework through which goalkeepers are developed.  The goalkeeping position is infamous within footballing circles for having a number of 'red line' characteristics, that goalkeepers have to achieve, or be predicted to achieve, in order to be considered for the position (i.e. being 6"3 tall). Whilst this was never comprehensive...
At Jobs In Football, we try to connect users with the best learning resources available through all aspects of the game. When it comes to Coaching, there are a myriad of options in terms of online resources, but why not learn from the very best? Our partners at CV Academy provide exactly this, with courses delivered from the best minds at the elite levels of the game.   The Coaches’ Voice Academy helps coaches at all levels...
With time running out, and professional sport still in limbo, the Premier League and the Football League have some big decisions to make in the coming days. The Premier League's Project Restart proposal to complete the season at neutral venues was poorly received by clubs earlier this month. Richard Masters, the chief executive, admitted “everybody would prefer to play home and away if at all possible”, and so the original...