Study reveals playing golf can increase your chances of landing a job

Golf named second top sport to most likely help land you a job, with tennis taking top spot.

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Fri, 29 Jan 2021

Study reveals playing golf can increase your chances of landing a job

Landing a new job is no easy task, but a recent study has revealed which sport is the most likely to lead to success when searching for a new role.

Many employers like to see that you're a team player and playing a sport can help boost your credentials on your CV, as many companies believe that those with a sporting background possess a lot of transferable skills.

In a recent study conducted by Golf Support, 200 companies were surveyed on their most recent hires and the study revealed that 68% of successful candidates mentioned they played a sport on their CV.

Golf Support made a tally of which sport each candidate mentioned and have revealed which sport is most likely to lead to success when searching for a new job.

#1 - TENNIS - 21%

Taking the top spot was tennies with 21% of recent hires mentioning they played the sport on their CV. Transferable skills that tennis players may have, include self-control, tactical thinking and concentration.

#2 - GOLF - 17%

Our incredible sport took second spot with 17%, with golfers possessing transferable skills including honesty, focus and responsibility.

#3 - BOXING - 14%

Boxing took third place with 14%. The ability to take a punch and get back up, combined with the discipline and commitment that the sport requires is something that employers believe translates well into the workplace.

#4 - RUGBY - 12%

#5 - NETBALL - 11%

#6 - BASKETBALL - 9%

#7 - FOOTBALL - 7%

#8 - CRICKET - 5%

#9 - HOCKEY - 3%

#10 - SQUASH - 1%

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