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Career Guidance

The football world is a very competitive industry. It's not just a job, it's a way of life. We all need a little help getting ahead and standing out from the crowd. On this page you'll find some tips and resources to help you land that dream job!

CV Templates

Coming up with the perfect CV can be tiresome and difficult. We're coaches! Our skills lie on the grass and in our ability to connect with players. That being said, a poor CV can be an instant job rejection. Take the time to properly craft yours, making sure to present the most important and relevant information about yourself.

Below we have two CV templates which you can download and personalise.

Personalised CV Creation

Our good friend Matt Ward of Matt Ward Consulting is the expert when it comes to helping coaches on their journeys. Matt regularly gives discounts to BFCN members, and will provide a personalised service to help tailor your CV to the job, club, organisation, and even the country you are applying for. Sending generic CVs might not bring the best out of your experiences and abilities as a coach. A personalised CV will help to really highlight the best things about you, which make you the perfect fit for the role.

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The course also includes career examples from the following coaches;

 

Michael Loftman - Former Egypt National team and Orlando Pirates Coach

Richard Horlock - Coach in the Thailand Premier League

Jack Brazil - Youth Coach at PSV Eindhoven

Jonathan Davies - Youth Coach at Slavia Prague

Christopher Adam - Coach Education Manager at Northern Suburbs Football Association, (Football Federation Australia)

Russell Hullett - Former Head Coach at Lillehammer FK

Ready for Employment Course

The tried and tested blueprint for creating your own football coaching career pathways, that can be adapted for any coach, at any level, in any country.

 

Matt Ward was an amateur coach at local level in England, before

navigating a career pathway that saw him coach senior men's football in;

2 Top Tier leagues in Asia, the 2nd Tier in China and the 2nd

Tier in Ghana, Africa.

 

Now, the strategies of his success have been shared in this

course and will enable you to;

> Create a professional coaching profile with the ability to

market it and gain exposure online

 

> Successfully apply for roles whilst getting your new CV and

Cover Letter seen

 

> Network correctly and add value to your own status

 

> Open opportunities across the world and stand out from the

crowd in the competitive football industry

Articles and Interviews

Below, you will find lots of useful articles and interviews to help you

forge your career in football.

Becoming a PE Teacher Abroad

Why You Won't Get The Job

The Building Blocks of Developing a Career Abroad

Generic v Specific When Applying for Jobs

Where to Add Your Cover Letter

Overthinking or Doing Too Much Research Can Stop Us From Starting

Working Just A Little Bit More Can Be Career And Life Changing

What Is A Job Role Worth to You?

What's Needed to Become

A National Team Manager?

How A University Degree Could Help You

Successful Football Coaches Get Jobs

Be Careful Which Coach You Choose to Be

The Four Components of Successfully Networking

Is Your Current Job Suitable for Your Career Progression?

Why Can Coaches Always Find Jobs in China?

Backing Yourself With Action Is Harder Than Backing Yourself With Words

Is Your Time Really As Valuable As You Think?

Qualifications and Experience Are Easier to Obtain Than Good Attitude and Character

If We Want Something Bad Enough

We Will Find a Way To Get It

Making Contact And Getting A Reply

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