ARLINGTON, VA, May 23, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- An award-winning author of a how-to book on letting sports conversation land you a job says it's easier than most people think to get an interview or a leg up on career opportunities.
"You have to stop waiting for company officials to discover you," advises Suzy Beamer Bohnert, author of the Game-Day Goddess Sports Series. "Start sports conversations. It will help you advance professionally and socially."
Beamer Bohnert offers the following tips for getting hired or promoted in a job:
Sports can be a common denominator, which can lead to terrific conversation. Those hiring look for more than what appears on a resume. They look to the future and what skills you bring, including the ability to make small talk.
Knowing about sports can take you far. Employers know that if they hire you, they may travel on a business trip with you, introduce you to clients, or take you to sporting events where you conduct business.
They'll remember you if you know sports. If you're able to talk about sports, maybe you'll find you have something in common and give the other person a reason to remember you, hire you, socialize, and do future business with you or your company.
Sports can be what you look into as a hobby. Watching a game featuring your alma mater might be a natural fit for your lifestyle and enable you to meet others. Maybe you join a coed softball league with people of all ages. Coaching the neighbor's kids in a recreational league sport brings about a whole new circle of people. While those extracurricular activities may seem unusual ways to find work, and they all involve sports talk, unlikely connections can take you on a path that brings career success.
Ace an interview or start up a conversation with sports. Read the sports page headlines to make sure you know the current standings for the home teams. You might find a common interest that provides a critical advantage. This common ground can be the basis for a job offer or a promotion.
Use sports to network. Networking is making friends. For those who find themselves excluded from networking opportunities or conversations, a basic grounding in sports helps you to network and socialize without restraint. Engaging in banter about sports and games can help you land a job, widen your circle of friends, and build a strong rapport with clients or colleagues.
The Game-Day Goddess Sports Series gives people the tools for generating sports conversations to get hired or advance in their career. The book's user-friendly format makes it easy for people to learn quickly about sports to generate the buzz that sets them apart from the competition. It includes enough information to give readers instant credibility in a sports conversation by investing a small amount of time. For more information, go to http://suzybohnert.wix.com/gameday.
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