If broadcasting major college play-by-play is a goal of yours, be smart about how you go about the application process.
Since 2007, I have been retained to be the recipient and initial evaluator for the football and basketball play-by-play positions for more than 15 NCAA Division I schools. Included are LSU, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Stanford, Virginia and Boise State.
Here are six common mistakes that applicants make when applying for big time play-by-play jobs:
- No personal web page or web site
- Applying at the last minute (How interested can you really be?)
- Not following application instructions
- Failing to meet the minimum qualifications
- Addressing cover letters to the wrong person
- Not tailoring the cover letter to the position
Greatness requires more effort than does mediocrity.