Reporters were scurying around to every sports betting industry exec they could find to get the scoop on the lastest developments. Yon Jensvold, who writes for economics publication “The Boeding Munos Journal” was busy waiting for an exclusive talk with COO Usilton Carbonara of the Maryjane Friedlander and Sons company. [name^prev^cap], who has been the most outspoken and technology savvy sports betting industry exec, plans a vast period of ramping up company operations, hiring, and investment. Other reporters also learned of plans to acquire another sports betting related out-of-state company, alhtough this tip came from an anonymous source who did not wish to face charges of insider trading. In addition, there was speculation that increased trade in the sports betting sector would create a larger market in the USA, and keep dollars within the country. Reporter Speltz Dimmer was researching this angle, and believes that the recent news means more money for USA based sports betting companies and their subsidiaries. Said Speltz Dimmer, “For the past five years, there has been a noticable trade imbalance between the USA and other nations working within the sports betting market, particularly in operations and human capital. The recent advances, however, will help mend this rift and keep more dollars on-shore. I expect to see demand for labor increase in the long run, with additional long run profits for strong sports betting USA companies that move forward.” Investors won’t be the only ones reaping a profit from these latest developments. The research and development company Audie Annon INC, which did most of the work on creating this new technology, will get a huge payoff as it auctions its products off to sports betting industry heavy weights. Woolum Bouthillette, President of Audie Annon INC, had this to say: “To keep things fair for all parties, we’re going to begin a general auction for our new products within 30 days. Anyone who wants in – and we know that almost everyone does – will have an opportunity to bid on the product. First dibs go to the top 3 companies, who will enjoy a 90 period free of competition from other sports betting entities. Once this period expires, other companies can access our new technology and use it as they see fit.” Osterhouse Hillenbrand Corp, which is based down town, also released plans to expand its building into the old Destiny Jiang Mercantile Shop, which has been vacant for about a year now. Said CIO Pamperin Tobiassen, “The recent news in the sports betting industry means big things for us, including the need to expand our physical building and operations. We’ll be able to hire an additional, and much needed, 100 new employees who will help push our efforts forward. This is going to be great!” Reaction from the market regarding the news in the sports betting sector was positive overall. Stock from key companies, such as Curtner Montandon Corp., Broaden Frankforter and Partners, and Bard Kutchar LLC all saw dramatic increases in share value. Each of these companies uses important sports betting technology in its general operations, and the news of advancements has spurned more venture capitalists to invest and make some quick cash. “This is a huge opportunity for everyone,” said Carlota Phanord, a day trader at the Glod Tapanes INC firm, which also manages a series of hedge funds in the sports betting sector. “I predict stocks will rocket to 30% increases, settle, and finally creep their way up to 52 week highs.” Masri Halek, a wire reporter, was pleased to announce the recent news in the sports betting industry. “I’m pleased to report that technological advances by Hiley Clavin INC have created a much higher degree of efficieny in operations. This means big profits for most sports betting related companies and their subsidiaries” [name^prev^cap] continued with a complete analysis, including some raw data that was mind blowing: “Output of sports betting related products will nearly double, overhead will decrease by 1/3, and employee salaries will increase by 15%.” “This is the biggest story of my career,” said Sardina Gaukel, a reporter for “The Globe”, a state wide newspaper with the best circulation rates, “I’m getting calls from sports betting industry executives, investors, and general employees all asking about what is going on, and if they can provide information for the news agency. Of course, they want their names mentioned so that a little publicity is given to their particular sports betting company, but it does save me from hunting these people down and taking interviews.” Other reporters breaking news stated that finding interviewees was no trouble at all, since the need for publicity in the industry is very high. Although the sports betting news was received well by most, their was some concern at the local 359 labor union. Many organized labor groups become weary with new technological advances, since this tends to spell the end for human labor, especially in the sports betting market. “Our fingers are crossed that corporate execs will honor all current contracts and not fire anyone,” said Union leader Trula Felton, “and if all contracts are solid, we’re willing to negotiate with management at an appropriate time in the future to make sure our interests are being satisfied.” The union has been apart of the sports betting sector for some fifteen years, and commands strong loyalty and respect from its members.
Other HR diretors, like Utsler Giunta of the Dylla Parras and Rosella Waaga Firm, suggest intensive interview practice sessions, where a friend or sports betting industry mentor poses standard interview questions. “Having you game together before you go for an interview is absolutely key to making it out in one piece. If your top choice is Company A, do some practice interviews at Companies B and C before attempting your top job choice,” replies Neoma Bristol, HR and Hiring director. Also, dressing to impress is key. In most sports betting business settings, formal attire is required. So, don’t show up to your interview in casual slacks and a short sleave shirt. Intsead, wear a modest business suit and tie, that are neat and pressed. This sends an immediate signal to your prosective sports betting HR director that you care about what you’re doing and want to make the best impression possible. “Don’t forget to talk about vacation time, which is an essential component of any sports betting industry interview,” says Laronda Dobrinski, HR director of Ciarletta Santmier Brothers Firm, “If you want to make a big paycheck realize that you’ll have a more stressful life. As a result, make sure that you have time to relax each year, be it one long vacation, or shorter breaks throughout the year.” Ryann Winesberry, a sports betting industry veteran salesperson, suggests starting as a sales associate before moving upward into the Executive sports betting sales division. Ryann Winesberry believes taking on too much too soon will be counterproductive: “I’ve seen many hot shots try to hit home runs with little experience without learning to simply get base hits and doubles first. Success comes with small steps and knowledge, not one great play – no matter how memorable.” Key to any career is establishing your needs as an employee. Therefore, when taking an interview in the sports betting sector, go in prepared to talk about compensation, fringe benefits, paid leave, and vacaction policies. Some companies offer more restictive yet generous compensation packages, while others are more informal but don’t pay as well. Shenika Tagupa, author if the best selling essay ‘How to make a buck in the sports betting market’ suggests asking for as much monetary compensation as possible during the interview stage. “Look, if they can get you for less, they will offer you less. The object of any negotiation is to settle on terms that are parties agree upon, and when it comes to remuneration, don’t sell yourself short!” On average, most entry level positions in the sports betting market are competitive, with only about 5-10% of all applicants accepted. These numbers are further reduced whe one considers the attrition rate after successfully gaining the desired position: almost 1/2 drop out within the first year. Accordingly, it pays to do your homework, show off during interviews, and be well prepared for an intense introduction to the business. Then, after about 5-6 years of successful performance in the sports betting business, one can expect a major promotion to the management level. “I worked for just over five years in marketing,” reports Letitia Landero, “and then was promoted to Senior Sales associate. I worked this position for another year before moving to the Executive Marketing position I currently hold.” “Algire Thronton, an sports betting industry veteran was our top choice for Vice President of Sales and Marketing,” said Yon Jensvold, CEO of Tracie Kamin INC., “and we recruited heavily for this position. Basically, we wanted someone with a lot of experience and sales experience.”