On the back of successful face-to-face seminars in the 2019-20 season, Michael Page has been delivering personal development webinars to players throughout the recent player leave period.
As part of the GamePlan Program, and in partnership with the Rugby Union Players Association, webinars have focused on the key skills required when entering the job market post-career.
Running weekly, sessions have included Personal Branding, Core Strength & Skills and Preparing Your CV, Cover Letter & LinkedIn Profile; and have been made available to both current, transitioning and past players.
General Manager of Player Development and Wellbeing Justine Whipper said “this initiative provides tangible support to help navigate changing work environments.”
For current and transitioning players, it’s the perfect opportunity to understand how you can prepare yourself for a smoother transition in to careers post-cricket.Justine Whipper General Manager of Player Development and Wellbeing
“For current and transitioning players, it’s the perfect opportunity to understand how you can prepare yourself for a smoother transition in to careers post-cricket,” Whipper added.
The first three weeks of sessions have seen 89 participants, 59 of which were ACA Members.
In addition to the one-hour seminars players have been given template CV’s and resources to amend according to different career paths they may be considering, as well as the slides from each of the seminars.
Tasmanian batter Emma Mannix-Geeves said the seminars are extremely valuable for current players.
“I thought the session was super informative, it was great to get some key tips and tricks to help maximise the impact my CV and cover letter could potentially have on future employers,” Mannix-Geeves said.
“It was also great learning about LinkedIn, as it’s a great platform to get your brand out to employers and something I enjoyed learning about.”
Former Victorian and Australian batter Bob Quiney also praised the webinars from a transitioning player perspective.
Approaching your CV for the first time can be quite intimidating and the team at Michael Page broke down all those barriers, simplified it and made it a more attractive process to go through in assisting in life after sport.Bob Quiney Former Australian Batter
“Approaching your CV for the first time can be quite intimidating and the team at Michael Page broke down all those barriers, simplified it and made it a more attractive process to go through in assisting in life after sport.”
Following the recent LinkedIn session, Regional Director at the PageGroup Brodie McDougall said that it was important that “the latest topics were linked back to past learnings from the previous sessions, to continue building on the importance of each players’: WHY.”
“Using online platforms such as LinkedIn to communicate your personal brand means you can effectively educate, elevate and celebrate with your network.
“The content was well received by ACA and RUPA members, and their participation today was fantastic.”
The webinars conclude today with a session focusing on Communication Styles and Networking.