A large part of the talents looking for a job, an opportunity or a new challenge within the sport business practice a sporting activity. We have already spoken in a previous article, being a fan of sport is not a selection criterion during an interview. On the other hand, highlighting the qualities of a sport can be very useful. Our examples:
Team sports or the sense of cooperation
Team sports can weld a group and build strong relationships with teammates (and therefore alongside colleagues), however, the rules and qualities of each discipline vary.
Football: make a quick decision based on the situation
When you are on the pitch, you will know how to run, stand in space and make your decision. If we take the example of Zinedine Zidane, before receiving the ball, knew exactly who to transmit (and how.). In this sport, taking information and (instant) decisions are key factors. From fifa news you will have the option to know all about it.
Rugby: making others shine
Unlike football, no individual can break away and win alone. A rugby player is at the service of the team, especially the “before” who give themselves body and soul in combat in 1 set line. These perform the shadow work to allow the “backs” to shine and score. The ability to work for the common good, to work for each other for a purpose other than personal is very much appreciated by recruiters.
Individual sports: relying on oneself
In an individual sport, the athlete is alone in the competition and can only rely on his own resources and his mind to mobilize the necessary energy.
Tennis: knowing how to accept your mistakes and work your weak points
Fault, a word that often comes up in tennis and can go for example to the double fault. The athlete then loses a point which, depending on the context may be decisive, but must know how to cash and remain lucid on the whole of the game, point after point, play after game, set after set. At that moment, he / she are alone and cannot count on his coach, his teammates to mobilize. He / she must also keep a great lucidity to correct what did not work. Also, tennis is a sport that is played 80% (according to some experts) to the mind.
Judo: or how to exploit the strengths and weaknesses of his adversary
Martial art contact and touch by nature, a success is built on the strengths and weaknesses of his opponent. When the fight begins on a tatami, the judoka uses speed, weight of the opponent, reactivity, movements to try to unbalance his opponent, make it fall and / or immobilize. Adaptation and tenacity qualities useful in any type of negotiation, at work or with a client. Moreover, they allow the (future) manager to get the best out of his troops.