How to find the right sport job – Part 2: Potential employers
Since we covered the most interesting sport fields in our last sport job blog this follow-up will discuss the potential employers in the sports industry. To focus on the praxis, we are having a look at the companies that offer sport jobs on Sportyjob.com.
Most of them are sporting goods manufacturers. They all have a key area but mostly it is hard to relate them to a special sport. Especially the larger ones like Adidas have market shares in a lot of sports and therefore are able to offer various sport jobs. The German company originally produced sneakers but in the meantime is fabricating all kinds of sports equipment for every imaginable sport.
A few companies like Oakley, Black Diamond, Head, Timberland und Patagonia are specialized in outdoor sports: Oakley and Electric are known for eye-wear. Black Diamond, Salomon and Ortovox’s range of products mainly refers to mountaineering and Head is familiar with skiiing and snowboarding but also establishes itself in tennis, badminton etc. What first comes to mind when you think about Timberland is the famous leather-boot, which is the best known product of the fashion brand. Le Coq Sportiv is noted for being the jersey outfitter of the Tour de France and soccer-teams. Japanese enterprise Shimano generates the majority of its revenues with bicycles and bike-associated accessories. Patagonia niches a market for sport job-seekers: although core business is the outdoor market, the company as well focuses on watersport products like surfboards, wetsuits and swim-clothing.
A lot of the sporting goods manufacturers that offer sport jobs on Sportyjob are focused on board sports. Quiksilver, Volcom, Rip Curl, Insight and Protest are producing fashion and functional clothing like wetsuits, boardshorts and winter sporting goods. Every of those enterprises is well known for special products but also is coping a huge band width of goods, therefore they all are in need of a lot of employees for their sport jobs. Since it is famous for skate-shoes Vans could as well be subsumed to board sports. Cap and accessoire producer New Era should be familiar for sport job-seekers, too.
Apart from the mentioned sporting goods manufacturers, a few firms are specialized in only one product: For example ON manufactures running shoes and Icebug is producing outdoor-shoes.
Another important sport job-sector is retail. Of course, companies focus on special retail sectors as well. SurfStitch and Blue Tomato for instance are selling board sport related fashion, equipment and accessoires and a lot of others are specialized in running and training gear.
Who is looking for a sport job for sure will find a matching one at one of these mentioned firms. Most of them are having locations all over the world and also the smaller companies may offer interesting sport jobs with a lot of responsibility. If you are still not sure which sector is the right one for you, an sport job internship may help you to make a decision.
Since one blog can´t represent all the companies that are searching for sport job employees on Sportyjob, just may have a look at https://www.sportyjob.com/en/companies and find the right one for you.
Our next sport job blog will treat sport jobs and sport-internships in the discussed companies.
Have a good week!