Working in sports requires subject matter expertise that you can transfer to the context of the industry. Our mission is to convert your passion to your profession. Our Tests, Training Content and Consulting are designed to also help people who would like to transition to a Sports career from other industries.
While experience can be viewed favourably, it is not a pre-requisite for working in sports especially as far as Sporjo’s services are concerned.
Sporjo caters to everyone interested in working in sports. From an intern to junior levels to senior managers leading up to a CEO. This, of course, depends on jobs being available and your profile match with the requirements for the job.
The timeline to go from candidate to employee can take as little as 12 weeks to a year. At Sporjo we do not just help you get a job but have actively built a process, which, if followed properly will increase the odds of you successfully landing a job. The process flows through the following three elements:
a) Enhancing passion: It is important to expand your knowledge about the industry and build a holistic understanding of sport as a whole. A passionate fan who knows everything about European club football should begin to shift focus and explore other leagues and sports. In India, instead of just football and cricket - the two most popular sports - it is important to develop knowledge and understanding of other sports such as kabaddi, badminton, and Olympic sports.
b) Know your strengths & Personality: With the Sporjo assessment test, you get an indication of what roles you are suitable for. Strengths should be strengthened and weaknesses should be worked on. Building on your basics is key. If, for instance, your score indicates sales & sponsorship as a potential strength, working towards building skills such as clarity in communication, making better presentations, understanding numbers - become key. Reading and researching books by renowned authors on sales, and highlight elements that you can refer back to at a later date.
c) Build proficiency: Taking the above example, if your test results show that you are suited for a role in sales, you would do well to starting observing instead of watching sport; notice how many brands are associated with the club and the league. Which advertisers showcase ads; and whose logos are on the sidelines. What do they do as a result and how much do they pay? Keeping at this process should become a habit.
Sporjo will then match the result of the test to the roles as and when they become available.
Consciously building and flowing through the above three elements will take some time.
Taking the Sporjo content modules and completing the real-life business problem project will add to your profile, making you a stronger candidate and job-ready.
Just this process alone would take at least 2 months.
Considering the current scenario impacted by COVID 2019, the process could take longer than usual.
Remember, the goal is a focused approach by increasing your odds of landing a job successfully.
Passion is a given; especially amongst those who wish to work in sport. However, passion is knowledge about your favorite sport(s), team(s), and athlete(s). Building on this passion one needs to dive deeper into the business and management of these sports, team, and their athletes. Expanding your knowledge base to include other sports is a key added bonus. This knowledge coupled with your emotion for the sport will stand you in good stead in finding that dream job and building a career.
Candidates can not be expected to know about the hiring practices and requirements of every job role available.
Our proprietary test will help ascertain two key elements:
Your Personality: This will help you figure out your strengths and skills. This will help match you with a role in which your strengths and skills are requirements for that particular role. With our proprietary test, we will help point you in the right direction.
Your Proficiency: This will help you figure out the level of skills. It is an important facet for success. Understanding your level of skill is key for you to do better in your role. It will also help you direct specific efforts towards building your proficiency throughout your career.
This is why these three elements are at the core of an individual's development. We at Sporjo focus on and help build for an enriching career in sports.
Our ultimate goal is to find the best-fit careers in the sports industry for you. Taking the Sporjo Test, going through our training content, and speaking with our industry experts are a solution to help you transition to the sports industry. Availing these services will prepare you towards jobs in Sports.
Getting a job or a job interview are contingent on other factors as well. Just like getting a high GMAT or CAT score is not a guarantee of getting into a good B-school, but it gives you an advantage in applying to the schools of your choice.
Sporjo’s proprietary products and services are there to ensure that you are best positioned for a career in sports and get your foot in the door to the industry. If there is a mutual fit, Sporjo ensures the companies and you are put in touch even without prior Sports experience.
Our scientific test ensures we are leaving no stone unturned in assessing your suitability and our training content is designed to get you prepared, confident for the transition and position you for success in your conversations with our clients for specific opportunities suited to you.
Our 1:1 consultation sessions will give you exclusive access to experienced industry insiders. These consultants are senior professionals who have contributed to the Sports industry in India. They can guide you through your test results, give you personalized suggestions for acquiring skills you can invest in and create a practical action plan to make this transition.
Our online training modules have content directly designed by experts in the industry. This content is proprietary to Sporjo. This highly practical content is designed to give you the confidence to approach your area of expertise with a lens of sport. It prepares you to be your best confident self to crack interviews.
When you undergo one of the training modules, you also become eligible to have the chance to pitch for one of the many real-life projects available from our partners. These are actual business problems organisations are seeking solutions to. By putting your best foot forward towards these projects, your chances of being hired increase many fold. It is a great opportunity to gain an insight into the industry as well as giving you a path to being hired by one of these organisations.
No. Our test and training content is designed to assess you for the richness of your talent and experience and prepare you for your best-fit job in the Sports industry.
The sports industry is dynamic. There is a range of roles available from Sales, Marketing, Operations, Digital, Broadcasting etc. The list is extensive. There are upwards of hundreds and thousands of jobs within the industry (a number that will constantly increase).
These roles exist at every level – Fresher, Middle Management and Senior Leadership. Our tests and training content is scientifically designed to assess and support your transition at each stage of your career. The tests and the content are dynamic based on your level of experience.
Sports is a USD 2.5 Billion industry in India as of 2018. This is projected to grow to USD 6 Billion by 2025. This is an industry here to stay with more professional leagues, franchises and a plethora of auxiliary businesses that will support this growth. It opens up the transition of India as a sporting nation with a strong sport culture that goes beyond the traditional support that Cricket has enjoyed.
In addition to this, Government initiatives like Khelo India are promoting our emergence as a nation producing Olympic and regional champions. This is in turn is fueling the amateur sports industry with increased participation, clubs, local leagues and facilities that require this eco-system to exist.
Sports in not only a practical career, but also it the next big industry in India.
Like any other industry, jobs in Sports offer competitive remuneration for the right individual. Depending on seniority, the returns for professionals are always there from a financial perspective. At every level, our services are geared towards the smoothest transition to the sports industry for you from all angles, financial included.
Our testing, content and consulting offers a meritocratic change to Sports jobs. We realize that at every level, especially senior levels, the desire would be to maintain your level of seniority. Our process will clearly spell out the role and expectations that is desired from the prospective candidate.
The level of seniority varies from organization to organization and industry to industry. While you should be cognizant of that, it is completely between you and the prospective employer.
With the industry at the threshold of a revolution in India, we our designing our products to ensure that the pathway to working in sports is clear, meritocratic, and information about building a career in Sports is open to anyone using our products. This perception about insulation will be challenged through our efforts for sports to be viewed for what it is - a welcoming industry for the talented individual.
The nature of the Sports industry lends itself to great exposure and individuals will have the chance to rub shoulders will the best in it.
How long is a piece of (proverbial) string? Our intention and commitment is to make this transition as efficient as possible in terms of time. However, the pace will be dictated by a few parameters, chief among which are – the promptness of the individual to complete the test, counseling and if required the content as quickly as possible, the availability of roles suitable to the individual from every angle, and the willingness to follow through the advice and act on it.
Our total focus is that changing careers in the sports industry is a decision you are making that requires courage as much as it displays your commitment to the passion you have. We take this as our duty of care towards you and therefore will always endeavor to get the right role for you rather than the quickest role for you. This is an important decision you are making and it requires the right fit to make it work for you.
Having said that, we will always look to make this transition happen sooner than later – why delay a good thing?
Your work, ethos and ability that the Sporjo Test and the Sporjo process will reveal are adequate for our clients to welcome your services. This meritocratic pathway speaks for you regardless of the industry you have experience in.
The chief distinction is that while your profile is with us, we are not basing the hiring process just on that. We want you to succeed. Our test is agnostic to the industry you belong to, the support and information we give you through our content and counseling is unrivalled. We are interested in your skills and how they transfer to the Sports industry. Where we find that you need support, we will do so through our solutions to ensure that your passion is transformed to your profession. As a finished individual, we will then directly curate roles best suited to you and put you directly in front of our clients.