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How sport can help you find work

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Doing sport has a number of undeniable physical and mental benefits. In addition, it is forming us use skills and competences throughout our lives. At the working level, we are acquiring skills that will help us to enrich our curriculum for the next job interview. These are some of the strengths that we can incorporate into our professional CV through sport.

10 strengths to find work through sport.

1. Creativity.

When we practice a sport we are improving our ability to generate new and different ideas to get our sporting goals. An example is the variety of turns generated in certain sports such as football or basketball, or creativity with exposures sports such as skating and rhythmic gymnastics are executed. Being a creative person is one of the qualities most valued when selecting workers.

2. Emotional Intelligence.

When making sport substantially improve our emotional intelligence. We learn to manage our emotions through situations that are generated during training and competitions. For example, when we play big games or end we learn to manage stress; when dealing with tense situations or confrontations with rivals or peers we learn to contain our anger. We appreciate the value of victory for the effort expressing our joy and learn to be sad for a defeat is not the end of the world. There is no doubt that sport involves us emotionally.

>> Related article: The wheel of emotions, Robert Plutchik.

3. Teamwork.

Who does not want a person in your company who can work in teams? Sport, and especially team sports teach you that the goals and objectives often depend on the work of a particular group. Whether at work or a sports club results are the work of the whole structure: athletes, coaches, assistants, managers, sponsors and fans. All are important.

>> Related article: Do you train a group or a team?

4. Time management.

Any performance of an activity planning needs of our time. If from small, thanks to those early workouts in the neighborhood team, we take time to study, train and be with the family no doubt that when we are adults, this management will be more efficient. We’re used to organize time. We schedule time after school knowing that we have to prepare the backpack to go training, showering and leaving homework, attend a class reinforcement English, or help at home with chores. Organization.

5. Management of adversity: resilience.

Resilience is the capacity we have to overcome adverse or painful situations. Both a business and a sports team we will lose. Not always win, we will lose customers, we will lose games, go us to lay off, we will be on the bench without playing, etc., ultimately, we will take blows which we must learn to stand up to even to get better. Resilience is one of the most important skills for any emprededor.

6. Decision making and problem solving.

Having an employee who is able to decide and above those decisions are correct is a great value to any company. What happens while practicing sport? I’m constantly making decisions. Most sports are based on problem solving. A footballer who are pressing to solve the problem: dribbling, passing, driving, clear, etc. Learn to solve problems then we will transfer to other areas. As explained in this article are multiple intelligences and one of them is the body-kinesthetic, intelligence including sports intelligence. We are improving our ability to acquire new skills and use them in solving new tasks and problems.

>> Related article: How to troubleshoot problems in 5 steps.

7. Discipline and organizational culture.

In the moment that you incorporate a sports club you begin to understand that there are different standards you have to meet: personal hygiene, punctuality, respect, rules of sport itself, etc. You learn to assimilate the existence of an organizational culture within the structure of your club. Organizational culture are the rules, habits and values that promotes organizational structure and share the people who are shaping your institution and will help to control the interactions between the members of the organization as external environments. That is, within a club learn to live with that structure and interact with external structures (other teams, agencies, etc.). You become aware of sports culture transfer it to other social environments. All companies have an organizational culture, and you, through sport, have a great experience in these conflicts.

8. Competitiveness and spirit of sacrifice.

One of the reasons why we do sport is competitive. Playing games generates healthy competition and is our guide to improve personal and collective. It is as if we suspend our consideration and study one more attempt to approve the following. In a company make sense of personal competence in search of the goals it is fundamental. Think that every entrepreneur has a business to win, nobody rides to lose, and you have competed as anyone through sport. Moreover, sport exposes you to challenges and challenges require to have a great spirit of sacrifice and motivation, that every company will want to have in their ranks.

>> Related article: Why do sports?

9. interpersonal and social relations.

Other good reasons why sport is done is to create new relationships or improve the present. The fact acquire new (and good) friends will always be reinforcing to improve our social networks. Imagine that the person you are performing the job interview has played in your own sports team smaller than you, you will look with different eyes safe. Would you will touch the fiber.

Whatever is creating a network of contacts will be good to find a future job options or associate with people that if you had not known through sport will be very difficult to do. There are certain business professionals who spend some of their free to do some kind of sport time, that like it or not, is likely to run out sometime after impacting business agreement.

10. Health and healthy habits.

There is no doubt that having good health will impact positively when job evaluation. The have good physical and mental condition (because sport also helps improve mental condition) will be more productive for the company, especially for jobs involving physical effort. Knowing that your employees have healthy habits generate greater confidence in them. Sport is not well-being and we hardly can work.

After reading these strengths of the sport, you include your sporting experiences in your next resume?

“Sport is not the target, is the means of social welfare.”

Ivan Pico.


Iván Pico

Director y creador de Psicólogo Colegiado G-5480 entre otras cosas. Diplomado en Ciencias Empresariales y Máster en Orientación Profesional. Máster en Psicología del Trabajo y Organizaciones. Posgrado en Psicología del Deporte entre otras cosas. Visita la sección "Sobre mí" para saber más. ¿Quieres una consulta personalizada? ¡Escríbeme!

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