Hobbies: how can they help your career? - Sports 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.

Sports skills

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Sport is a way of disconnecting, releasing accumulated tension, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and physical fitness while promoting your well-being. But what if sport could also be a real asset to your working life? It is possible to evaluate professional skills through the practice of a sport, which requires, whatever it is, concentration, self-confidence or even combativeness. During a recruitment process, some recruiters may be interested in the sports you play and mention on your CV. This can give them an idea of your strength of character and desire to excel. In other words, soft skills that highlight perseverance are essential in a company. To go even further in analysing these skills derived from physical activity, some job fairs have even set up interviews during which they ask candidates to choose the sport that best suits them. Analytical skills, concentration and self-confidence are then assessed in a quick demonstration. 

By practising any physical activity, you become aware of your strengths and weaknesses which requires you to set achievable goals: practices that you can transfer to your professional life to develop learning skills and better performance. Let's not forget that human relations when practising a sport involve mutual aid, complicity and camaraderie: behavioural skills that are highly valued in companies and are attractive to employers.


Game skills

Cultural skills

Collection and art skills



Source: https://start.lesechos.fr/au-quotidien/developpement-personnel/et-si-le-sport-vous-aidait-a-etre-embauche-1175768


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