How does playing sport help your career?

Well, we’re so glad you asked! 

Many employers will attest that there are many transferable skills that they are looking for that are hard to teach, they are developed through experience. And it is these “soft skills” that often make a job applicant stand out during the recruiting phase and make a successful hiring outcome.

We also know that an employee’s “soft skills” or core employability can be developed through a person’s involvement in sport. Team sport, individual sports, even e-sports – any sports where there are other people to interact with.

Participation in sport and volunteering around sport can help with personal development in the areas of:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Planning & organisation
  • Self-motivation
  • Confidence
  • Self-esteem, and
  • Problem solving

And employers are looking for mature people with developed personal attributes who can join their team, contribute to their work culture, and be enjoyable to work with.

So, what are you waiting for? Join a team. Volunteer as a match official, an umpire or a referee. Develop those skills that make you stand out in a pool of job applicants. And gain fitness, friends and fun at the same time. What have you got to lose?