From Minor League Sports to a Major Resolution: Part 5

I’m glad I started one of my New Year’s Resolutions early. I’m already behind in my post-a-day goal, so I’m calling an audible. This month, I’ll have 31 posts over the 31 days, but I won’t guarantee one each day. There’s more to come later today to catch up!

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Yesterday while I was in the office for my social media job (the Community Manager of the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year), I heard a couple of terms I never would have expected to hear together there. I knew that for the past calendar year, Hill Holliday (the ad agency I work for under Liberty Mutual) represents Major League Baseball. However, I thought it was a bit of a coincidence that they’d not only be talking about the MLB Winter Meetings, but the most entertaining part of it that I had experienced the last three Decembers: the Job Fair. I won’t say exactly how the Hill employees were discussing the job fair, because I didn’t ask whether or not it was public information.

I didn’t get a chance to visit Dallas this past week, where Major League GM’s wheeled and dealed– yes, I know it’s supposed to be dealt but bear with me for rhyming’s sake– and people who think they want to become one some day battle and schmooze their way to jobs in the minors (along with the broadcasters and sales people of the future at both the major and minor league levels). Last year, the meetings were in Disney World (although I didn’t go into any parks until a few weeks later, when I was there with my girlfriend). In 2008, they were in Las Vegas. More often than not, they’re in an area with a lot to offer its temporary inhabitants.

The job fair usually isn’t too far from the big wig stuff, so you’ll see a fair share of college kids and recent grads with the deer-in-headlights or the I’m-a-12-year-old-girl-who-just-saw-Justin-Bieber looks. I don’t miss staring at a wall to see where I needed to spend the next part of my life to have a shot at the bigs (the infamous job posting room), but I do miss the energy of a crowd of people there for many different aspects regarding the same sport we all love.

I wrote a similar post last December which you might find interesting.

If you’ve been to the Winter Meetings for any reason, I’d love to hear about it. If you applied for a job(s), good luck! Hopefully you’ll hear from the team(s) as soon as they’re ready to make their hire. As always, thanks for reading!

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If you liked this post, check out some of the others in From Minor League Sports to a Major Resolution:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 6

Part 7

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