Like sports, the job market is fiercely competitive. It’s challenging to stand out in a sea of applicants all vying for the same trophy: a job vacancy. Just like a personal trainer or athletic coach, a career coach will help you build confidence, whip you into career shape and prepare you for job interviews.
As a hiring manager, you’re always on the lookout for disciplined, talented candidates. Degree-holding, former college athletes are just those candidates. To graduate, college athletes had to successfully balance the demands of coursework with their athletic schedule, which is akin to balancing two full-time jobs for four years.
Embarking on a job search after graduating from college can be stressful and frustrating. It often seems like employers want to hire people with experience, but as a new grad, you lack that experience. However, as an athlete, you do have skills and experience that many of your competitors do not have.