(August 4, 2011) Alex Reed has always had great respect for the Florida Everblades hockey club. Now, he is going to work for them. An STAA client, Reed has been hired as Public and Community Relations Manager/Broadcaster. He moves on after one season with the Wheeling Nailers.
Both the Everblades and Nailers are members of the ECHL.
“The Everblades are one of the model franchises in the ECHL,” Reed says. “They are well respected in everything they do on and off the ice. It is also chance to get involved in other areas of the organization than just broadcasting.
In addition to play-by-play, Reed’s duties will include public relations and ticket and sponsorship sales.
“I saw the Everblades job on the STAA website and sent my tape and resume right away. I followed up with emails, including my STAA Talent Page. I always provided that so [Everblades President Craig Brush] always had it fresh in his mind,” Reed says.
During the job interview, Brush mentioned to Reed that STAA was a big help in the team receiving more than 100 applications, adding that STAA did a good job getting the word out about the position.
The Everblades job is the third Reed has earned since joining STAA in 2007. That same year, he accepted the play-by-play job with the Lewiston Maineiacs Hockey Club (QMJHL), and then moved onto the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) last fall.
Reed emphasizes following up as a key to success in the job market.
“Follow up with the employer and let him know your interest,” Reed suggests. “Just shoot an email after you send your stuff in — just kind of keeping your name out in the forefront really helps. If you have references, don’t be afraid to ask them make a call as well.”
Listen here to STAA’s interview with Alex:
(Visit Alex’s STAA Talent Page.)