Have you ever considered that the passion you exhibit on-the-court could be your key to a successful career off-the-court?
As a Basketball player you have demonstrated the discipline, focus, and competitive spirit that many employers want their employees to have. As such, you may want to factor in you experience as a professional athlete when choosing an option for education or skills training. You have a unique opportunity to leverage your current position in the next chapter of your life.
To be a successful athlete, you possess qualities and personal traits that are rare and very attractive to most organisations. These traits may include being:
- Mentally tough
- Able to overcome adversity
When making educational and professional choices, lean on your individual attributes and let your previous experiences and personal strengths guide you.
Although statistics show that former athletes tend to gravitate toward careers in sales, management and general business, the unique skill sets that professional athletes develop give you certain advantages for establishing successful careers in many different professions. These include sports-related careers such as physical education, athletic training and coaching.
However, while it can be wise to continue on a professional path that allows you to work in sport, do not be afraid to try your hand at something new.