Tommy Kramer Coaching Tip #470: Make Yourself the Best Candidate

One of the advantages of being a talent coach is that people tell me things they won’t even tell their boss.  My process is very personal – for a reason.  I want to help everyone I work with to be the very best they can be, so they like doing their job, and go in every day with a good attitude.

Often, I hear things like “I’d really rather be doing a team show,” “I want to move up to afternoons,” or “I want to become a Program Director.”

My answer is always, “I’ll help you get that.”  But it’s always followed by “the thing you need to do is make yourself the best candidate for that job.”

I could name hundreds of people I’ve coached who’ve realized their dreams because of that thought.  Opportunity DOESN’T just knock once.  It’ll beat the door down if you’re the one who deserves it.


Tommy Kramer

Tommy has spent over 35 years as an air talent, programmer, operations manager and talent coach - working with over 300 stations in all formats. He publishes the Coaching Tip

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