There is a reason that we all see Charity Runs and other Sporting Posts on LinkedIn on a regular basis, the Link between Sport and Business is undeniable, but has its links to Recruitment ever been fully understood?
If you want to measure how important your Sporting background is too you in getting a new job, I recently had a conversation with a HR Manager who knew the Sports club a potential candidate was a member off, and she did an informal check on him.
What we do outside of work has never had a huge impact on Hiring Managers decision making process, but sport is a little bit more important than has previously been noted.
In a competitive market with only the best succeeding in the high-end Medical Device recruitment I specialize in, your Sporting, or lack their off is starting to really make the difference.
When you are asked in an informal way what you do outside of work, don’t underestimate what they are really getting at.
Your involvement in your local community, be that volunteering or playing with your local GAA, Football, Rugby, Boxing Club, or any other Sport for that matter are reflections of you as a person.
Keep an eye out for that informal questions as it could make the difference in your next job interview.
If you work in the Medical Device Industry whether it is Designing Products (R&D), Making them (Manufacturing) or Selling them (Sales & Marketing) we might have your next move on the books.
Don’t hesitate to get in contact.
HR & Recruitment Director ISS Ltd
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