Author Archive for: sportjobbys

8 charateristics of expert sports coaches

Ever spent time wondering how expert coaches operate?  In this article, we take a quick look at what the “Experts” do that makes them Experts.  This research was derived from how experts conduct themselves across a wide domain of industries and areas of endeavour. Expertise is universal and we apply this to coaching sport.  When reading this article, I’d encourage you

Continue reading

Tips: preparing for a job interview

Preparing for an Interview: It’s a shame when candidates miss out on being chosen when they might have been the better fit. Sometimes this is due to lack of preparation by the candidates themselves. This can be prevented by investing in a little bit more time in prepping for an interview. Here are some tips that can be worth your

Continue reading

China aims for sporting succes!

China’s growth as a sporting superpower has been accompanied by its increasing attraction to international event organisers and sponsors By virtue of its population alone, China ought to be one of the world’s biggest sporting nations – and it is investing in line with that goal, aiming to build on the huge foundations of the 2008 Beijing Olympics to create

Continue reading

Life around the world

Have you ever travelled abroad for a short holiday and said to yourself: ‘I could really see myself living here someday’? Or ever read about a foreign culture and thought: ‘I belong in a place like that’? Millions of people around the world have taken that big step and are living in a different country to the one that they

Continue reading

China’s booming sports industry

China’s love affair with the modern day sports market can be traced back to 1966 during the country’s Cultural Revolution. Basketball found its popularity rather quickly in mainland China and today, it’s estimated that more than 18% of athletically-engaged Chinese people play basketball. B ut there is no greater indication for basketball’s popularity in China than the presence of the NBA in rising sales for

Continue reading

The growing world of sports

Over the last 30 years, we have seen the number of large sporting events increase from a few hundred to several thousand per year. One of the most important benefits derived from these events, whether it’s the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup or the Commonwealth Games, is ‘nation building’. Countries and cities now bid to host events which will not

Continue reading

Entering the unknown

Afraid of going out of your comfort zone or to experience the unknown? Most people have issues with this. Going somewhere where you have never been before can be scary, but the benefits of facing your fears can be more than worth it. Moving to a new place, with different people, who hold different values and go about life differently,

Continue reading

Control your future

Nowadays jobs aren’t found in newspapers like it used to be. The coming of the internet and social media disrupted this. Jobs are found through LinkedIn, Facebook and job boards. Only in sports, we do everything the old-fashioned way. Do you need a new club/team? Chances are that most likely only an agent can help you out. Athletes should take

Continue reading

We are SportJobbys

SportJobbys is created by two former athletes who saw a gap in the market of sports. When we were basketball players, we had the feeling that the only way we would be able to find a new club was if we had an agent, or through a basketball academy that usually asks unrealistic sums of money. Nowadays everything is transparent

Continue reading