TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - As the world's best arrive home from
London, Adecco, through our Athlete Career Program, gears up to help
athletes further their training, not for competition, but for life
Training to be a world-class athlete is demanding and leaves little time
to gain traditional experience through part-time jobs. Some athletes
feel that this negatively positions them for career options when
ultimately they do retire from sport. Adecco supports athletes through
this transition by providing them with the tools they need to
successfully source employment, assisting them in identifying
transferrable skills and providing them with key skills through
workshops on networking, resume development and interview preparation.
Within Canada, Adecco has been actively engaged in supporting elite
athletes through participation in this program with the Canadian
"It is often difficult for athletes to earn an income and develop a
career while they are training and competing," said Shari Angle, Vice
President, Talent and Communications for Adecco Canada. "Adecco's
Athlete Career Program is designed to prepare them for a successful
transition from sport so their post-sport endeavours are as rewarding
and enriching as their athletic careers."
The Athlete Career Program answers many pressing questions with tangible
What can I do today that will enable me to more easily transition into
the workforce without jeopardizing my training?
What careers am I suited for?
How can I apply my attributes as an athlete to obtain a job built on my
How can I build a good resume when all my experience is in sport?
For more information visit www.adecco.ca or search Athlete Career Programme at http://paralympic.org/TheIPC.
Adecco Canada is one of the leading and most comprehensive staffing and
workforce solutions companies in the country. Our solution offerings
include: Permanent Placement; Temporary Staffing; Executive Search;
Partnership Services; HR Consulting; and more within a variety of
industries. Adecco also operates within Canada under the specialty
brands Roevin Technical People Ltd. for engineering, technical and IT
placements; and Holloway Schulz & Partners for Executive Search.
SOURCE: Adecco Canada
For further information:
Senior Consultant, Xposure PR
T. (905) 339-6668