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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Leisure Jobs – Lots to Offer for Everyone

Have you ever considered working in the leisure industry? This is a vast industry that incorporates a whole range of things: from health and fitness and sports related jobs, to other activities related to leisure (such as cinemas, casinos and more), there are many things that are included under the banner of ‘leisure jobs’.

This is good news for job hunters, particularly if you are interested in working in sports, health and fitness. This is because this is currently a growth industry, and with the Olympic Games coming up in London next year, it has a high profile and people are more interested in it than ever.

The fact that leisure jobs incorporate so many different types of employment is another bonus, as it means no matter what qualifications, skills and experience you have, you are bound to find a leisure job that is suitable for you. There is also a good range of employment, including full time and part time jobs in London and self-employed opportunities, so if you are good at seeking out where the best opportunities lie, the leisure industry could be right for you.

Leisure jobs can include roles such as: being an assistant or trainer in a health club; being a sports instructor; promoting leisure and fitness-related activities; educating children on the importance of sport; managing a leisure facility and more. From entry-level jobs right up to roles in management and policy development, there really is something to suit everyone in the leisure industry.

Such variety means that the requirements for different leisure jobs will vary, but there are a few skills that will be useful to have no matter where you work in the industry. For instance, a large part of leisure is about customer service, so if you have good people skills it will stand you in good stead. Organisation, time-keeping, team skills and the ability to work on your own initiative will also be massively useful for any job in the leisure industry.

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