A guy has a job interview, and the employer asks about his resume. The job seeker answers that his former employer should be contacted for that.
The next question is about the job seeker’s personal data (birthdate, etc.), and now the job seeker says that his parents should be contacted for that information.
The last question concerns the job seeker’s education, and now he refers to his former high school and tells the employer that if he wants more information, he should use Google.
Do you think that this job seeker will be hired? Does the above sound too crazy to be true?
Yes, but in the world of Basketball, this is how most players communicate during a basketball job interview.
Who has the leverage?
Some players don’t have a basketball resume and tell teams to Google them, search their footage on Youtube, or go to their school’s website for stats.
They forget one essential thing: They are the ones who are looking for a job, and they are the ones who want something from the team. Not the other way around.
Players don’t realize that teams feel disrespected when a player deals with them in this way. It insults them. Teams will immediately dismiss these players as candidates because they will conclude that they don’t have the mentality or the professional attitude to succeed with their team.
Here is some advice for every player who wants to play professionally: Make sure you have a detailed and professional-looking profile. It should include your personal data, team history, and stats for EVERY season (not only from the last season). It should also include links to footage with a clear description of which teams play, on which date, the result, and the player’s stats.
That’s how you put everything in one place and make your profile attractive for teams. Our website automatically standardizes all player resumes to fit the needs of teams and agents perfectly.