A career in sports is often looked at with skepticism, especially in India. Apart from being a sportsman, there are a lot more opportunities than you can imagine. You can make a progressive career in the field of sports management, content, sales, and much more. People often harbor wrong ideas about a career in sports. These ideas develop into excuses and roadblock their dreams. To address the problem, I, Arvind Jyot Sabhaney, bring you Teami School of New. This program instills students with confidence to be the change they want to see in the world. Let’s take a look at the common misconceptions people have about a sports career:
A Career in Sports Management equals Hara-kiri: A lot of people have pointed out the ills of a sports management degree. What they fail to understand is that sports have become a more profitable business than it was 30 years ago. Do not believe in hearsay and demotivate yourself. Your success depends on your attitude apart from a degree.
A Master’s Degree is Necessary: Most openings in a sports organization do not require a master’s degree. You’ll need a fair idea of the type of job you want in sports. Acquaint yourself with people from different departments of a sports company. They’ll help you understand the needs of different profiles. When you work out a better picture, you can apply for the desired job rather than wasting time and money for a master’s degree.
Waiting for the Dream Job: People often hold out other job prospects in a sports company because of their dream profile. Working in the right organization is better than waiting for that dream job. You have better prospects if you start with something small, such as a job in sales, and work your way up the ladder.
Networking is essential: It is widely believed that ‘connections’ with the right people will swiftly get you a job. Although true to some extent, your skills will be more instrumental in getting a job. If you lack the qualifications required for a job, you will not be hired, even if you’re related to the CEO of the company.
More job applications mean better job chances: Spamming your resume to different companies is not a good idea. Instead, focus on one company and prepare yourself to ace its recruitment process.
Apart from all these points, believe in yourself and your skills. There is nothing you can’t do if you put your mind to it. Best of luck for a successful career!