Sports have brightened my life—I was an avid bicyclist, for example—so I know some of the drive that brings people to sports as a career. Even though the Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted a steady increase in sports-related careers, it is not an easy profession to enter, and the physical demands can become too much over time. You may eventually need to consider transitioning a sports career to another field or industry.
Considering Alternative Careers
With the right experience, perhaps some additional education or certifications, you might move from a career in sports to any number of related fields. Inside or outside sports, you might look for careers in Event or Facilities Management, Public Relations, Marketing, Physical Therapy, or Statistics.
Many soft skills that have served you well in sports are very important in a wide range of fields, including communication skills, teamwork, leadership, sensitivity to diversity and inclusion, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment and make quick decisions.
Adding to Hard Skills
You may find opportunities to learn hard skills that apply to other careers even while you are working in sports. For example, public relations is a skill that many people in sports develop out of necessity.
The hard skills you need will vary depending on the industry and position you are targeting. You may want to major or minor in an alternate career path in college, earn certifications, or gain experience by working part-time or volunteering.
Preparing Your Resume
If you are ready to transition your sports career or degree, you need a resume writer who understands both your passion for sports and the art of creating a resume for someone transitioning a career. Your resume’s objective and the experience must educate future employers on how your soft and hard skills and experience apply to the role you want. Do not expect future employers to figure this out on their own.
If you have reached the stage when transitioning a sports career seems like a good idea, contact Robin’s Resumes® for a resume that shows how your passion for sports will benefit the company of your dreams.