How to Land Your Dream Racing Job – Tips and Tricks

If you’re passionate about horse racing and looking for a racing job, you’ve come to the right place. With the right skills, attitude, and resume, you can easily land your dream job in the horse racing industry. Read on to learn our top tips and tricks when it comes to finding and succeeding at a job in the racing industry.


Build Your Network and Make Connections

Networking is essential when it comes to finding success in any industry, especially in the racing industry. Reach out to people with positions you’re interested in and attend races and sales where you can increase your networking connections. This will give you a better chance of getting ahead and even finding exclusive racing job opportunities that aren’t publicly advertised. You never know who can help you land the job of your dreams!


Create a Solid Racing Resume

Your resume needs to capture the attention of potential employers and demonstrate why you’re the right person for the role. Tune up your resume by highlighting pertinent skills, experiences and accomplishments that are related to the position you’re applying for. Show off your technical knowledge in the racing world, highlight internships that set you apart from other applicants, list any awards you’ve received, give data on relevant team-building activities, or display information on unique accomplishments achieved while in college or university. All of this will help ensure your resume stands out from all of the others.

Prepare for Interviews for your Racing Job with Knowledge and Confidence

After you’ve sent out your resume and have managed to secure a job interview, it’s important to take the right steps in order to ace the interview and land the racing job. Make sure that you are knowledgeable about the company, understand what they do and why they do it or possess valuable industry-related knowledge. As well as making sure your interviewer has a strong sense of your relevant experience and knowledge, you also need to bring confidence into each and every response – this will make a real impression on the employer who desires somebody with ambition and drive.

Also, prepare to do a few hours free job trial to show off your experience or interest to learn the job.

Show your interviewer that you are dedicated to the racing industry and to the company itself. There are many different ways of doing this, from following their work on social media, reading up on the latest industry news or even mentioning something that has sparked a recent debate on the topic.

Having knowledge about other race teams, events, the rules and regulations will help too – your interviewer will respect your enthusiasm for the subject matter if you’re able to demonstrate a strong understanding of these topics. Additionally, you can show your dedication by expressing your willingness to learn and grow in the industry, as well as your commitment to staying up-to-date with the latest developments.


First week on the job

Congratulations you have landed an awesome job and started your first day on the job. Make sure you are dressed for the job- if you are unsure ask or look at what others are wearing in the role. Including correct shoes, and take off jewellery if you need to. Always ask questions and don’t just wait around. Keep active and help- from cleaning stables, filling waters, feeding, grooming etc.

If there is nothing to do ask or find something to do. Keeping everything clean and organised is always required. Don’t forget to stay friendly, and happy and learn something every day. Remember to also write down your work goals and work towards them so you can gain more skills as you grow in your job.

Don’t forget to register as a job seeker if you’re looking for a racing job and we can send you available jobs.

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