I was a student athlete wrestling throughout high school and college Student Athlete Transferable Skill List
Consider including these skills on your resume, in cover letters, and while interviewing.
You always communicate with your teammates and coaches to solve problems - your diplomatic
skills will be just as necessary in any work environment.
To balance a full class schedule with athletics you must be extremely efficient, driven and able to
work on a tight schedule. Employers desire efficient people who are self disciplined and motivated.
As a student athlete it is crucial to recognize your strengths and weaknesses so that you can work
efficiently towards your ultimate goal. A self-motivated employee increases the efficiency of the
office and improves the ultimate level of productivity. They will be the first to seek opportunities.
Being detail-oriented allows you to pick up on small cues that can make or break the game. As an
athlete you know that little things you do in life affect the whole. In work environments, they need
people who can recognize small things that may influence the success of a project.
Analytical thinking is key to understanding what affects your work's outcome and executing your
strategy to advance your goal. You utilize this skill every time you think about your body position
before the next move.
You work every day to overcome the next hurdle, like bench more or run an extra mile. Employers
need workers that will rise to the challenge and work hard until they complete their task motivating
others to do the same.
Ability to Take Criticism
As an athlete you improve based on the feedback. In any industry, you will need to accept critique to
improve and learn on your mistakes. Your reaction shows whether you are willing to grow.
Won first place at the state wrestling tournament in 2016.
Graduated high school with 3.8 GPA.
Was team captain of my wrestling team my senior year in high school and college.
I was the first to graduate out of college in my family.
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