PGA of America

Building Your Career with Career Services

Here are some of the key ways golf industry professionals can build their careers using PGA Career Services

  • Ongoing planning and education help to build skills that show value to employers and position professionals for future employment opportunities
     
  • Setting goals and working toward specific outcomes in the short and long terms can help you improve over the course of your career.
     
  • Highlighting the value of PGA Education — in Golf Operations, Teaching & Coaching, and Executive Management — available for PGA Professionals to focus on their areas of interest while adding to their skill set.
     
  • The new Career Planning Handbook is a valuable tool for golf industry professionals to use when meeting with PGA Career Consultants.
     
  • Don’t allow day-to-day responsibilities to keep you from working toward long-term goals and ongoing education opportunities.
     
  • Making a written plan for your career with a PGA Career Consultant, and referring to it on a regular basis, can keep you on track to reach your goals.
     
  • Building your career also increases your value to your current employer, which can be measured using tools such as Revenue Scorecard.
     
  • Keep your resume, references and other personal marketing materials updated, and create specific resumes that emphasis your skills for different types of positions.
     
  • Be open to non-traditional job opportunities at off-course facilities or international job openings as a way to gain experience and build your career.
     
  • Perform an honest evaluation of your strengths and weaknesses, and work to improve your shortcomings in key areas.

For additional information and more career advice please reach out to your Career Consultant