NexGoal Places Hockey Alum With Established Client

By Staff
In July 10, 2014
Our athlete-candidates stand apart from the rest of the applicants.

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NexGoal recently placed former professional hockey player James Burichin in a new role with one of their established corporate clients, rounding out a successful stretch for the specialized recruitment firm.

Burichin, a four-year standout at Niagara University, wrapped up his professional hockey career with the Texas Brahmas hockey club of the Central Hockey League (CHL). The Strongsville, OH native served as the player representative on behalf of his teammates for the Professional Hockey Players Association (PHPA), negotiating the 2012-13 Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

Throughout Burichin’s playing career, he worked in several sales and maintenance roles during the offseason, building a great platform to begin his new career. Combined with his degree in marketing and the competitive drive that he possessed, NexGoal was able to market him to their client, a leader in the construction industry.

“Our established relationship with the client enabled us to target Jim specifically, based on his background and the intangibles he offers,” said co-owner Brad Mullins. “We’ve filled similar roles with our client before and knew what they were looking for. The strength of our working relationship with hiring managers and the human resources department made this a successful placement. There’s no doubt Jim will prevail in this position.”

“NexGoal fully prepared me for every step of the interview process,” added Burichin. “Everyone was very professional and knowledgeable about the company. There is no doubt in my mind that I would recommend NexGoal to any of my teammates who are looking to join the work force. Thanks to everyone at NexGoal who helped me land my dream job.”

Specializing in placing former athletes (collegiate, Olympic, and professional), NexGoal works directly with their corporate clients in a variety of industries to place our athlete-candidates in open roles. NexGoal’s recruiting processes and relationships take the stress out of the process for both sides.

For more information on  industries that NexGoal has worked with,  or to read additional testimonials from athlete-candidates and corporate clients, continue on the website. You can also upload your resume directly and see the current opportunities that are available.


Staff posts are written by our Communications team, which is a combination of former athletes and writers with experience in the digital media world.