Did you know the jobs that have been traditionally held by women are growing while jobs typically considered male jobs are disappearing? Do you know how to quit a job you hate and make sure you don’t burn any bridges in the process? Have you been an athlete all your life and aren’t sure how these skills will translate to the working world? You never know how opportunity is going to come your way, but it’s important to make sure you’re ready to answer the door when it does. Whether you’re ready to take advantage of the expanding job markets, need to learn how to leave a job without leaving a bad impression or how to communicate what you’ve learned in athletics, you’ll find some great ways to prepare yourself for the opportunities that will be offered.
7 Ways to Talk About Your Athletic Experience on a Job Interview
Fast Company Article:
Even if all your accomplishments in your life have been on an athletic field, you have the characteristics many managers want to be able to win and reach goals. Many athletes know how to be part of a team, know how to manage their time can make the necessary sacrifices for the greater good and can understand when they shouldn’t take things personally at all. These are all qualities that managers want in their team and if you’ve spent time as an athlete in high school or in college, you already possess these qualities. Because you already possess these qualities you now have to show how they would work for the job that you’re trying to be hired for. Whether you’re being looked at for a new job or for a promotion and have to spend time in an interview impressing the leaders of the company you can always communicate these qualities.
Why Men Don’t Want the Jobs Done Mostly by Women
The New York Times Article:
Men who want to refuse to do the jobs that have historically been held by women are finding it difficult to swallow the need to find work wherever they can. Why this has been the case is nearly inexplicable, but the reality is the “pink collar” jobs such as those in the health care field are growing while “blue collar” jobs are disappearing. There needs to be a change in thinking among men as these fields grow and expand with more jobs than ever. The advantage for these fields is currently with women as these industries grow and jobs that once required a ton of heavy lifting are being done by advanced robots and machinery.
How to Quit a Job You Hate with Grace
The Washington Post Article:
Even though you hate your job you don’t need to burn bridges when you’re ready to quit. You need to leave gracefully and plan your exit properly. This means giving the right amount of notice, getting all your work done so that you tie up loose ends and make sure you avoid sharing your emotions on your social media feeds. You never know when you might need a reference from your former employer or when you’re going to need to have to come back to the company you’re leaving because things don’t work out where you’re headed. Because you don’t want to burn bridges but feel you can’t get away from the job you hate fast enough, this will be tough, but it’s the right things to do as you move forward in your career.