Professional Sports Scout Resume
The duties of professional sports scouts include: evaluating possible new athletes for teams; calling team general manager to make arrangements for meetings with both parties; negotiating and offering financial packages; watching individuals in game competitions and in practice; keeping a checklist of elements to look for in an athlete; obtaining relevant information about players; reporting his/her activities to the team's head coach or general manager.
A professional sports scout may perform additional duties depending on the work place and on the employer's requirements.
Generally, there are no formal education requirements for this profession, yet a four-year college degree may prove useful for those who are looking to advance in their career. Some say that an individual must have scouting talent in order to succeed. However, it is recommended for those who pursue this position to consider attending a college that provides a degree in physical education, sports studies, or sports administration.
Those who begin their career as a scout are usually working part-time while having a full-time job in any other profession, or were former coaches, athletes, or trainers. It is important for a professional scout to have a complete understanding of sports and a great sense to locate raw talent. Another important qualification is the talent to evaluate athletes before they become famous. Professional scouts should be enthusiastic, and persuasive, as well as empathetic and sympathetic. As for other requirements, scouts must have good communication skills and great negotiation abilities.
When you are writing a resume for this position, you should consider adding such qualifications as good leadership and communication skills, the experience you possess in athletics, and the duties you performed at your previous jobs.
Name: Jason Mars
Address: 3rd Lindon Avenue, New York, USA, 66666
Home: (333) 235 6887
Cell: (444) 333 1594
Seeing a position as a Professional Sports Scouts
Summary of Qualifications
- More than five years of experience
- Good leadership skills
- Excellent communication and negotiating skills
- Solid knowledge of athletics
- Analytical thinker and easy to work with
Professional Athletic Scouts Co., New York, USA
Professional Sports Scout, 2002 - Present
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Evaluated the skills of professional athletes to determine if they have the potential for professional sports
- Went to sports clubs and searched for new talents
- Negotiated with athletes in order to obtain particular services
- Reported the results of scouting to the team management
- Performed additional duties as assigned
Assistant Professional Sports Scout, 2000 - 2002
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assisted the head scout with general duties
- Observed athletes and their playing skills
- Determined which athletes to call back for another interview
Bachelor's Degree, Sports and Recreation, 1999
New York College, New York, USA
Available upon request