Entries by Dawn Schlesinger

Hollywood writer says bs to job app process

I’m a big Fantasy Football junkie…official Commish of the Real Housewives of Miami Fantasy Football league. Started reading Matthew Berry’s book “Fantasy Life” (thoughtful Xmas gift from my daughter) who describes how he found his way into the sports fantasy biz; his passion. If you’re not familiar with Matthew Berry, he’s a top fantasy football […]

How to pooh on your job search without even trying

Too many candidates seeking a new golf job self sabotage their chances of landing their “dream” golf job or gig or something close to it through procrastination. Procrastination rears its ugly head in many ways like: Excuses for not following-up or pursuing good leads Busy/trivial work like consuming yourself with filing biz cards you collected […]

Golf Companys – Too busy to find reps

Lots of golf companies have returned from the PGA show following-up with customer leads and potential sales people they may have met at the show…and they’re REALLY BUSY. Busy with customers, product returns, product info, phone calls, existing customers, existing reps, problems, planning… They’re too busy to focus on hiring new golf reps and/or replacing […]

Club Recruiting – Beware of the sweeping balloon ladies

Always amazed at how reminders and reinforcements for good recruiting habits can pop up in everyday life…like when doing in a half marathon. Walked in my first (and probably last) 1/2 marathon (13.1 miles) last week at runDisney in Orlando with my daughter. Everyone I talked to beforehand said “you’ll finish no problem…you’re walking for […]

Golf Manufacturers – Too busy looking for freebies

We get inquiries, lots of them, regarding our service from golf companies desperately in need of finding golf reps… especially around this time of the year light of the upcoming PGA show. Many of these companies are just “shopping” for free info and/or service with zero-point-zero intent of making a purchase. The conversations include questions like: […]

Candidates – Make the Skeleton Dance

Been touting for a while how important it is for candidates to “stand out” from the crowd if they want a great gig in golf. There are many ways to stand out. In a good way. A great way to stand-out in an interview is to address your weaknesses right up-front…get it all out. Sometimes […]

Good Deed Speaks Volumes

Had to have our house treated for termites (2nd time within 12 months) which is a major pain in the butt and major headache for home owners in South Florida. Open food and medications have to double wrapped in plastic and tied with duct tape…and you have to leave house for 48 hrs ughhh! We […]

STICK OUT in a Good Way!

So you’re interviewing for a golf job…any job whether it’s a Caddie, GM, F&B, Outside Operations (seasonal), Chef, Tournament Manager, Sales Rep etc…doesn’t matter. Regardless of the position your goal is to get an offer! You had the interview. Hopefully you did your homework and a little research on the employer.
You felt pretty confident answering […]

The Savvy Tour Guide

Recently returned from a 3.5 week trip to Israel with my husband. Was long but a very cool experience full of religion, history, hummus and chopped salad. Joined a mission/tour of lawyers and judges from Miami most of the time but spent some alone time away from the group before and after the tour. When […]