How your transferable skills can land you a paid role at GC2018

Do you have transferable skills? Of course you do. We all do. And yours could land you the job of a lifetime at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Just imagine being paid to part of the biggest sporting event to ever come to the Gold Coast.

When 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories converge on the Gold Coast, an army of both volunteers and paid workers will be needed to manage everything from logistics to marketing and you could be one of them.

From a career point of view, a major event such as GC2018 is a great opportunity to step outside of your current job or skillset and try something new. So don’t limit yourself by looking just for a like-for-like role.

What are transferable skills?

Transferable skills are attributes such as communication, problem solving and team-work, which can be applied to a new setting such as GC2018. Others include:

  • Data analysis
  • Goal setting
  • Strategic planning
  • Delegation and supervision
  • Troubleshooting
  • Planning
  • Time management
  • Training
  • Writing and editing
  • Translation
  • Sales and marketing skills

Not everyone who lands a paid role will have worked in major sporting events before. Many GC2018 employees will arrive with a host of transferable skills that can be applied to their new roles at the games.

For example, you may be a logistics manager with a passion for sport. Why not use your transferable skills to be part of the event and apply for a role in venue management?

An event the size of GC2018 needs a huge number of professionals willing to work on a fixed-term contract. That’s everything from Workforce & Training Supervisors to highly unique roles like Results Technology Manager.

Whatever your career currently, you almost certainly have the transferable skills for one of the hundreds of paid roles that will be advertised for the GC2018 in fields including:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Contract management
  • Engineering
  • Events
  • Finance
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Program management
  • Procurement
  • Spectator services
  • Technology
  • Transport

If there isn’t the perfect role available now, keep checking the site for newly listed positions. In the meantime start listing all your trasnferable skills and examples of when you’ve used them in your current or previous jobs or elsewhere in life such as for a volunteer role.