(September 24, 2014) John Wooden once said, “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” STAA client Delaney Brey has found the truth in that statement in landing her first sportscasting job. Thanks to a culmination of small changes in her job market techniques, Brey is joining The Media Gateway as a weekend sports anchor.
While the company is headquartered in Little Rock, AR, Brey will be doing sports for WRDE in Salisbury, MD. The station is contracting with The Media Gateway for Brey’s services. The Media Gateway produces news and sportscasts for several markets, providing an ideal opportunity for a young career.
“For me, the biggest perk of working for Media Gateway is growth and diversity,” Brey says. “Gaining experience with my first job, while being exposed to an environment that produces multiple shows for stations across the country; it’s practically like working at CNN/ESPN!”
Brey is a graduate of Lynn University where she interned with ESPN West Palm Beach and WXEL. Like many recent grads, Brey found her first entry into the job market to be a frustrating experience.
“The first month after graduating, I was super discouraged when I would send in an application and hear absolutely nothing. That’s when I decided to sign up for STAA. I really paid attention to the resources given for applications and follow-ups.
“It’s amazing how simple changes make all the difference. Even if it was a no, I was at least getting a response, which to me is so much better then silence.”
In addition to the simple changes in strategy, dedicating more time to her job market efforts helped Brey find the right opening to begin her career.
“Everyone I’ve talked to says the hardest thing is getting that first job. I took this to heart and sent out applications like that was my job.”
Much like the changes she made in strategy after joining STAA, Brey’s advice for fellow job seekers is simple, but crucial:
“The most important thing I’ve learned is to be patient, be yourself, and less is more.”
(Visit Delaney’s STAA Talent Page).