Morgan paper - Morgenstern 1 My career goal is to become a sports agent I realize that this is a prestigious position that is unlikely to be

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My career goal is to become a sports agent. I realize that this is a prestigious position that is unlikely to be obtained within the first five years after graduation. Recognizing this limitation, five years after graduation I hope to work for a prominent sports marketing firm, such as IMG, in their client representation division. Being successful in this vocation requires a variety of skills and abilities such as negotiation, critical thinking, writing, active listening and deductive reasoning, just no name a few (Summary Report for Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes). By developing and perfecting theses talents early in my career, I hope to become a client representative as soon as possible. To accelerate my career, I will develop an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that focuses on two of the major skills listed above, writing and active listening. I first need a specific goal to give my IDP a purpose. My goal is to hone my writing and active listening skills in order to gain employment in IMG’s client representative department and eventually working my way up to become a sports agent. These two skills are critical to the IMG organization. Agents must be able to actively listen to all of their client’s needs and concerns in order to ensure the athlete remains satisfied with the services being offered. Once an agent listens to and understands his or her client’s needs, he or she must be able to effectively put those needs into writing to give potential employers concrete terms upon which to base contract negotiations. It is clear that writing and active listening
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2008 for the course ILRCB 1100 taught by Professor Danielc during the Fall '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Morgan paper - Morgenstern 1 My career goal is to become a sports agent I realize that this is a prestigious position that is unlikely to be

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