Hello all, I thought it would be good to use this space to explain my background and where the idea for this blog came from. I graduated from Indiana University – Indianapolis School of Law on May 8, 2010. While I am fascinated by the law and the theories involved, my goal, since beginning my legal studies, has been to work in the National Football League. The problem associated with this goal is the fact that many people would love to work in the NFL and the number of applicants largely outnumbers the number of positions available.
A week ago, I had become tired of studying for the Bar Exam, which I take on July 27th and 28th. As a break from studying I decided to search the internet for “creative” ways to make my resume/cover letter stand out. I place creative in quotation marks because it is not too original of an idea if I find it on a search engine like Google. Realizing this, I started to try to find some ideas that I could use as a starting point for my own creative ideas.
One interesting idea I found was fairly simple. I read on one site that a hopeful applicant can help himself standout with a potential employer by hand delivering his resume. Reading this, I thought this would be a good idea to do with my resume and the Indianapolis Colts, since I live 10 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis. But then I started to think, “What if I could somehow deliver my resume to each team?” That is when I got the idea to drive across the country to each city in which an NFL franchise is located and to hand deliver my resume to each team.
Laying in bed that night my mind raced with new thoughts of how to make this crazy idea a reality. I decided I was going to do a few things:
- Since I drive a Ford F-150 pickup truck, I would trade this in for an automobile that is more fuel-efficient
- Plot out my trip on a map, including how many miles it will take me, how long it will take, and on what days I will be in each city
- Send each team a letter detailing my plan, letting them know what day I will be arriving at their offices, and including a link to this blog
- Finally, create a blog to help spread word of my idea not only to the local community, but also around the NFL community, and the communities in each city I visit.
Therefore, this blog was created as a way to document my journey and to hopefully allow NFL front offices to follow along as I chase down this goal!