If you’re a recent graduate, changing careers or just new to the workforce, using athletic experience can be a useful way to demonstrate your positive qualities when you don’t have much on your resume. Here are some of the angles you can use to ace a job interview.
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The easiest skill you can show is “being a team player”, but Lisa Strasman at Fast Company suggests there’s even more you skills you can dig up from your athletic career. You can say that you’re good at time management because you had to balance school, sports and a personal life. You could talk about how you took criticism from your coaches well, and that you’re good at using that information to better yourself. Most importantly, you can show that you’ve developed perseverance and know how to take losing in stride. When you really think about it, a lot of the characteristics you develop while training and playing various sports are useful in any environment. You can find more great examples at the link below.