The term “fresher” is often used to refer to a young individual who has just graduated from a college or university. It is often used to refer to someone who is looking for their first job.
In the Indian sports industry, however, a fresher is someone who does not have previous work experience in the Indian sports industry.
In this regard, even someone who may have worked at an accounting firm, or at a software company for many years, is considered a “fresher” to the Indian sports industry.
To answer this question, let us draw upon the Sporjo formula:
Passion + Proficiency + Personality = Job (or) Career in the Indian sports industry.
The first thing a fresher needs to do is to understand if they have a passion to work in the sports industry.
This is not to be confused with a passion for sports. We have discussed the difference here.
It is one thing to be deeply passionate about sport; it is a whole other ball game - no pun intended - if you choose to make a living from working in the Indian sports industry.
If you believe you have a passion to work in the Indian sports industry, the next two questions you have to ask yourself is,
(a.) What am I good at? and
(b.) How am I at it?
The answer to the first question is your skill.
Are you good at organizing events?
Are you good with numbers and excel sheets?
Do you understand how digital media works, and the most effective ways to use it?
Are you a good salesperson?
Do you have a professional degree in a field such as law or medicine?
The answer to the second question is your level of proficiency.
This is a bit tricky.
As mentioned earlier, the Indian sports industry sees a “fresher” is someone who does not have prior work experience in the industry.
However, you may possess experience in a field that interlinks with the Indian sports industry.
Someone with experience at sales could join sports sponsorship.
Someone with experience in financial planning could join sports analytics.
Someone with professional degree experience could become a sports lawyer or sports doctor.
Even if you do not have any experience, i.e. you are fresh out of college or university, it is important to know what skill you think you may have and how proficient you are at it.
Once you recognize your skill and evaluate your proficiency, it is important to identify your personality.
There are tens of thousands of people working in the Indian sports industry.
The most successful ones, however, have one thing in common. They have a personality that suits their role.
For instance, if you are an outgoing person with high energy, you may not be able to reach your full potential in a desk job inside the four walls of an office.
Similarly, if you are a reserved person who thrives in a quiet and focused space, the chaos of outdoor sports events may not suit you.
Identifying and highlighting your personality will not just guide you to find a job; it will help you find a situation that will complement your personality.
This will increase your chances of success and help you build a long and fruitful career.
At Sporjo, we have years of experience and the best industry tool to help a fresher like yourself, not just find a job but build a long and successful career in the Indian sports industry.
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