Showcase Notable Sports and Hobbies as Job Experience and Skills
Sports and hobbies are also important to show on your résumé and profile. In fact, many employers look to hire athletes for sales-related roles because some of the traits that athletes have are the same ones that make salespeople successful.
This table illustrates some of activities that can give employers a hint of your qualities and attributes.
Sample Activities with Related Traits
|Sports||Teamwork, competitiveness, drive, commitment, strength|
|Team captain or manager||Leadership, ambition, strength|
|Cooking||Attention to detail, creativity, outgoing|
|Ballroom dancing||Creativity, stamina, outgoing, art appreciation|
|Track and field||Competitiveness, strength, endurance|
|Martial arts||Discipline, strength, art and cultural appreciation|
|Juggling||Coordination, creativity, discipline|
|Playing a musical instrument||Creativity, mathematically inclined, discipline|
Whatever your hobby or special interest, even if it’s participating in hot-dog-eating contests, include it. What you do shows a bit of who you are, and it gives the employer an idea of the qualities you have to do a job well.