While you have a lot to offer to any company as a former athlete, knowing how to sell yourself is crucial. Here are some aspects of your background you should play up during a job interview.
A Game Plan for Former Athletes Preparing for a Job Interview
Athletes getting ready for a job interview should be ready to provide examples taken from their personal history illustrating how they excel at the skills outlined below.
Chances are that you are already outstanding on the time management front. If you have convincing examples of your time management skills, be ready to offer them up during your job interview. As an athlete, you had to juggle myriad responsibilities so you are primed to succeed even in the busiest environments.
You Are a Team Player
You know what it takes to lead. You are familiar with the dynamics of a team and you are aware of the importance of sticking to a predetermined strategy. You know that even success that appears to be individual is the result of teamwork. All these traits have the potential to turn you into a valuable member of any organization.
You Are Coachable
Here’s a truth all athletes have experienced firsthand: more often than not great coaching translates into great results. You understand that as talented as you might be, you will always need some degree of guidance in order to take your performance to the next level
You Don’t Make Excuses
As an athlete, you learned that while there always be external factors affecting your performance, it all comes down to your skill and commitment. The field won’t always be perfect. The refs won’t make the right decisions 100% of the time. The weather won’t always be ideal. But you know that at the end of the day excuses have no place in the pursuit of greatness.
New Tech Outreach: Empowering Individuals and Changing Lives
At New Tech Outreach we assist athletes at all levels and the public at large with counseling, coaching, life skills training, and financial education. We aim to change lives by empowering individuals to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.
We work with clients in Washington, Arizona, and all over the United States. Contact us today by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (202-412-4768), or through our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.