FIND A NEW CHALLENGE!

Find out how the IOC Athlete Career Programme in cooperation with The Adecco Group can help you make the move from world-class sport into the next chapter of your life.

Competing in the middle of a packed arena, with thousands of fans cheering you on and millions more watching on TV, is about as far removed from a regular, nine-to-five job as you can get. But the thrills of your sporting career can only last so long and, like every other athlete, you will soon have to adjust to a new life and a new career.

Your career transition doesn’t have to be something you dread, however; choosing a new challenge can be an exciting time and, if you start preparing early, then your move from sport into the workplace can be an easy one. The timing of your transition can be something that you plan (the earlier the better!), but can happen unexpected due to injury or other unforeseen circumstances.

Help is also at hand with the IOC Athlete Career Programme, which provides online resources, training opportunities and job placement support to enable elite athletes to successfully manage the transition from sport to a new career.

PREPARING FOR THE TRANSITIONDISCOVER WHO YOU AREGAME-PLANNING FOR SUCCESS

Every athlete knows that their sports career won’t last forever and those who start planning for life after competition will find that they have a head-start over those who haven’t even begun to consider what they’ll do next.

And while it may seem strange to start thinking about your life after sport when you’re still so focused on achieving your goals on the field of play, it’s never too early to prepare for the transition from competition to the workplace.

By planning ahead, you will give yourself the best chance of making a smooth transition and will be in a great position to begin the next exciting phase of your life.

 

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