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Your Coaching Career: How to Add Power to your Passion

Your Coaching Career: How to Add Power to your Passion

Are you a current coach or aspiring to become one? No matter which sport you are coaching, the basics are all the same. You will need to have knowledge of the game, leadership qualities, and the ability to encourage your team to win even during the toughest situations. You are the general of your team. You need to have a passion for the sport you are coaching and you need to have a passion to win and lead your team to victory.

Knowledge of the Game

To be a coach, it is not required that you have played the specific sport you are coaching. It is, however, required that you have knowledge of the game. You need to know your sport inside and out to be a truly successful coach. The more you know about the sport you are coaching the more of an edge you will have against your opponent. Many sports use plays, motions, or setups on offense or defense.

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If you have the knowledge of how to create set plays or a strong defense, the chances of your coaching career being successful are much greater. With little or no knowledge of the sport, you will not be able to effectively coach your team in an offensive or defensive situation. The more you know about the sport, the more tricks you will have up your sleeve.

Leadership Qualities

You need to be strong. Not physically strong, but mentally strong. The ability to lead your team will have a much greater affect than pushing your team. Leadership directly ties into your knowledge of the game. You can give advice to your players on what you would have done in a specific situation. Also, leading means setting an example. Your team will follow your actions.

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This will include sportsmanship, respect for each other, and respect for the competition. You must always have respect for your team if you want to accomplish anything and never underestimate your competition. It is when you underestimate the competition that they will prove you wrong. If you really want to learn about top-notch leadership qualities, do some research on coaching master’s degree programs. These programs will also give you the knowledge of what it will take to coach at a higher level.

Encouragement

Whether you have ever played a sport or coached a sport, there has always been a time when your team was losing. How you, as a coach, reacts to losing can make all the difference.

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There are several types of coaches in these situations: coaches that lose their cool and yell at their team, coaches that give inspirational speeches, and coaches that encourage their team despite the odds. How you approach each situation will either give your team the edge they need to win or it will crush your team even more and you might as well forfeit the game. Frequently, a combination of a good inspirational speech and a few encouraging words can make all the difference in a miraculous comeback. Research inspirational quotes and stories from athletes and coaches that have made championship comebacks to prove to your team that it is possible. Never give up.

A coach, just like his team, requires skill, talent, passion, and the determination to win. It is said that a team is only as good as its coach. A great coach has the ability to lead a team with little skill to glory while a team with great skill and a terrible coach will have a losing season. A team is a family with the coach being the father. How the father raises his team will determine their success.

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Last Updated on May 23, 2021

10 Best Free Job Apps You Need For Effective Job Hunting

10 Best Free Job Apps You Need For Effective Job Hunting

Seeking for the right job but not sure how to do it in a more effective way?

Try job search apps!

To make the job hunting process easier, I’m recommending 10 best job apps that can help you look for the right match anywhere at any time. The best of all? They’re all free!

1. jobandtalent

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    Great for browsing new jobs as you commute home via subway, bus or carpool, the jobandtalent app is like a Pinterest for job seekers.

    Easily browse, save and revisit job postings from your smartphone and receive notifications about jobs that match your professional qualifications.

    Download it for iOS and Android.

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    2. Jobr

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      This job hunting app is unique in that it lets you anonymously browse job listings based on your professional resume. If a company that you like also shows an interest in you, the app let’s you chat directly with a company rep. Great for getting your foot in the door and making a memorable impression.

      Download it for iOS.

      3. Monster Job Search

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        I’m a big fan of Monster. It’s one of the first job sites employers think of when they want to list a new position online. The Monster Job Search app functions pretty similarly to the normal website, so it’s very easy to use for not-so-tech-savvy job hunters.

        Download it for iOS and Android.

        4. Jobs and Career Search

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          This is a good, simple app for browsing global locations for your next job. With a job index of more than 50,000 jobs listed globally, this app is a good choice if you are moving to a new area and want to line a new job up quickly.

          Download it for iOS.

          5. Hyper Networking Groups

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            This job hunting app isn’t so much a job hunting app as it is a connections hunting app. It’s great for learning who’s who in your desired field and forming connections. It also shows you how you and your industry connections are connected via your social networks, so you can follow up with them on your other social sites.

            Download it for iOS.

            6. CardDrop

            CardDrop

              CardDrop is an awesome job hunting app that let’s you digitally drop and pick up virtual business cards. This app is great for helping you make new connections at seminars, interviews, meetings and conferences. You can also attach social media profiles to the cards you pick up or send to enable easier connecting on social networks.

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              Download it for Android and iOS.

              7. Job Interview Questions

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                Okay, so this app looks kind of outdated, but it’s super useful for getting you into the swing of answering any kind of interview question that is thrown your way. The big benefit of using this app is that it explains to you what your interviewers motivations might be for asking you a specific kind of question. Learn what your interviewer is looking for in your answers and be more prepared for the real interview when the time comes.

                Download it for Android.

                8. 101 Interview Questions and Answers

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                  This app is great because it provides guidance about the kinds of answers you should give for each kind of question. Think of it as an essay rubric but for job interview questions.

                  Download it for Android.

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                  9. Job Interview Question-Answer

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                    Feeling confident with your text-answered interview questions but concerned about doing the face-to-face interview? This app prepares you for interacting with your interviewer by simulating an employer asking you questions.

                    You can record your response and see what you look like to the interviewer to understand what movements, vocal pauses, etc. you need to work on.

                    Download this app for iOS and Android.

                    10. HireVue

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                      HireVue is a great job hunting app for those times when your interviewer wants to get some preliminary questions out of the way.

                      When an interested employer wants to interview you, they send you a request via HireVue and you can answer it in your free time, when you’re ready. Your interview might consist of a some FaceTime, some multiple choice questions or open-ended text answers and can be completed and sent to the interviewer when you’re finish.

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                      Download it for Android and iOS.

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