Hobbies: how can they help your career? - Game skills

Leisure activities play a prominent role in your personal life and sometimes, without you knowing it, have a direct impact on your work. In addition to improving your quality of life, these activities help you to develop knowledge, specific skills and behavioural competences, otherwise known as "soft skills", which are highly sought after on the job market. Let's take a closer look at these transferable skills in professional life, derived from hobbies such as games, sports, culture or the art of collecting.

Game skills

transferable game skills

Are board games, card games or video games one of your favourite hobbies? Good, because they are professional talent developers. Indeed, these hobbies, which require skills in terms of concentration, organisation or agility, are real boosters for competitive spirits, profiles sought after in leaders and team managers. Depending on the type of game and its purpose, different skills can be acquired that you can use in your professional life. For example, online strategy games help players develop project management and team building skills that are essential for jobs that require managing multi-person teams. Other online games, which involve multiplayer defence develop team spirit and resources in terms of loyalty and empathy towards teammates, representing in real life colleagues in the office. In contrast, some players like to venture out on their own and enjoy the challenge. Their goal? To come in first place. This strong will and self-confidence are ideal skills for sales positions, for example.  

If you are a gamer, identify your game skills so that you can use them in a job interview or in a particular situation you are facing. These skills can also be useful to the company you want to work for! Don't hesitate to learn more about the company: its culture, its history, its needs, its employees... Finally, the corporate world is a bit like a video game: you have to try to understand how it works, what the goal is and what steps you have to take to stand out from the others and succeed. 


Sport skills

Cultural skills

Collection and art skills



Source: https://start.lesechos.fr/travailler-mieux/recrutements-entretiens/et-si-vos-game-skills-vous-aidaient-a-trouver-un-job-1175540


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