Prepare: Knowledge Hub

Welcome to our Prepare Knowledge Hub, where you'll find all the articles and resources needed to help you successfully prepare for each stage of your sports industry job hunt. Whether you're just starting your search or you're about to have an interview, we have the advice, insights and tips to help you succeed and build your future sporting career. 

 

1. Starting your Job Search

Starting your job search can be daunting, especially in the competitive sports field. To ensure that you find a role that aligns with your career goals and values, it's important to have a clear understanding of your mission, values, and purpose. Knowing your "why" and what's important to you will help you prioritise your job search and identify your non-negotiables. In this blog section, we have resources focused on the job search and provide tips and strategies to help you find your ideal role in the sports industry.

 

Resources:

> Tips on getting your first job in sports

> 5 job hunting tips to get the job you want in sport

> Your Job Search Toolkit to Build Career Success

> How to build your personal brand, and why!

> In-demand career opportunities in sports business

 

2. Before you apply for a Job

Before applying for a job in the sports industry, it's essential to take some time to prepare and gather information about the company and the position you're interested in. This will not only help you to tailor your application to the specific role but also give you an edge over other candidates during the hiring process. Below we have further resources for the pre-application stage of your job hunt. These tips will help you to approach your job search more strategically, and increase your chances of landing the perfect job in the sports industry.

 

Resources:

Make sure your CV is up to date:

> How to update your CV for a job in the sports industry

> 5 essential tips for creating a winning CV

Write a compelling cover letter:

> How to craft an application to get your dream job in sport

> How to get job interviews in the sports industry with a cover letter that stands out

Create/update your LinkedIn profile:

> 7 ways to improve your LinkedIn profile

 

3. Applying for a Job

Once you've found a job in the sports industry that matches your career goals and values, the next step is to apply for it. However, applying for a role in sports requires careful consideration and preparation to ensure your application stands out from the crowd. In this blog section, we will explore some essential application advice for jobs in sports, including tailoring your application to the specific role, contacting the company, remembering your non-negotiables, and being honest about the job description and essential criteria. These tips will help you to approach your application with confidence.

 

Resources:

> Job application advice

 

4. Job Interviews

Congratulations, you've landed an interview for a role in the sports industry! However, the hard work isn't over yet. An interview is a crucial step in the hiring process, and it's essential to approach it with confidence and preparation to make a good impression on your potential employer. In this blog section, we will explore some essential interview advice for jobs in sports, including making yourself as available and contactable as possible, making a good first impression, researching the company, team, and job description, reviewing your CV and practising your five-minute career timeline, and preparing relevant questions for the end of the interview. These tips will help you to stand out from other candidates and increase your chances of landing your dream job in the sports industry.

 

Resources:

> Top tips when preparing for an interview

> How to create rapport in an interview

> 6 tips to prepare for a video interview

 

5. Interview Tasks

Interview tasks are becoming increasingly common in the sports industry, especially for roles that require specific skills or knowledge. These tasks can range from preparing a presentation to completing a written assignment or demonstrating your abilities through a practical exercise. Whatever the format, it's essential to approach the task with confidence and preparation to impress your potential employer. In this blog section, we will explore some essential interview task advice for jobs in sports, including asking about the format and timing of the presentation/task, asking who will be on the panel, making sure you design your slides to be 'on brand' for the company, and double-checking spelling and grammar. These tips will help you to stand out from other candidates and increase your chances of landing your dream job in the sports industry.

 

Resources:

> How to prepare for success at Assessment Centres

 

6. Feedback & Offer Stage

Receiving feedback or an offer for a new job can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time, especially when it comes to pursuing a career in sports. However, it's important to approach this stage of the job application process with a clear mindset and a few key considerations in mind. In this blog section, we'll explore some tips and advice for handling feedback and offer stages when applying for a role in sports. From getting feedback after an interview to negotiating the terms of an offer, we'll cover everything you need to know to make the best decision for your career.

 

Resources:

> What to do when receiving a job offer

> How to improve your negotiating skills in sport business

 

7. Career Advice

As you forge ahead in your new career It is important to remember to...

Continuously learn and grow - Stay up to date with the latest industry trends and developments, and seek out opportunities to improve your skills and knowledge.

Network and build relationships - Develop meaningful connections with colleagues, industry peers, and mentors. This can help you gain valuable insights, support, and career opportunities.

Set clear goals and priorities - Define what you want to achieve in your career and create a roadmap to reach your goals. Prioritize tasks that align with your objectives, and stay focused on what matters most.

Take initiative and be proactive - Look for ways to add value to your organization, take on new challenges, and contribute to the success of your team.

Be adaptable and flexible - Embrace change, stay open to new ideas, and be willing to pivot when needed. This can help you navigate the ups and downs of your career with resilience and agility.

 

Resources:

> How to Keep Motivated in Your Career

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