(April 6, 2012) If consistency is the key to providing great play-by-play, it is also the key to following up on potential job leads. That is exactly what STAA client Bill Harrington has proven. Harrington has been named Director of Broadcasting/Media Relations for the Laredo Lemurs of the American Association.
The Lemurs are a new organization, and Harrington is looking forward to the opportunity to build the broadcasting and media relations department from scratch. Harrington is also excited to hit the road with the team.
“I’m looking forward to working in the new Uni-Trade Stadium and traveling to locations around the American Association.”
Harrington dug the job up on his own, taking the initiative to contact the team to see if there would be an opening. Then he built a relationship with the Lemur’s president, Ruben Navas.
“I called them and they said there may be an opening in the future. I emailed them my resume and followed up every couple weeks to see where the team stood in the process of looking for a broadcaster. My consistent phone calls helped develop a relationship with team President, Ruben Navas. When the team was ready to move forward with hiring a broadcaster Mr. Navas passed my name along to the Managing General Partner and CEO Mark Schuster.”
Most recently, Harrington was a play-by-play voice for the 2012 season of the California Winter League in sunny Palm Springs, CA.
While traversing the job market looking for his next job, Harrington appreciated the edge his STAA membership gave him.
“Being an STAA Premier client is has been very important for me this offseason. I receive the job openings in my email box before they go public, which gives me the opportunity to get my resume in front of employers first and fast,” says Harrington. “Through this process I have had four job interviews this offseason and three job offers. If I don’t get my stuff to them first I probably don’t get the same reaction.”
“[STAA CEO] Jon Chelesnik has always responded to my emails in a prompt manner and if I call Jon he returns my call within 24 hours. Jon has also helped me develop my resume format. I get a lot of compliments on the way it looks and the order that it’s in. That’s all thanks to Jon and STAA.”
(Visit Bill’s STAA Talent Page).