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Old 01-25-2013, 08:15 AM   #75
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Originally Posted by Misterbill View Post
In fact, as I believe someone else here has already said, having a D1 sport on the resume often is a valuable career-booster, and D-1 sports teaches unique life-lessons that can be productively applied in any career or profession..
Depends on what line of work you want to be in. If you want a job in sales having a sport on your resume is an big asset because they want those competitive personalities.

Otherwise sports on the resume is just for decoration. Icing on the cake. If you've got good grades and internship experience it makes you look better, but if you don't have the grades or the internship experience on your resume tennis isn't going to compensate for that.

When I was interviewing early in my career, it went largely ignored. It's just another extracurricular activity. Maybe someone would ask a stupid question like if you ever played against anyone famous or if the interviewer played tennis they might jokingly ask if you would be a ringer on their 4.0 team.
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