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!
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.
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