Profession Change: The Journey of a Journalist to Human Relations at Runtastic

By Felipe Simões, Expertise Sourcer at Runtastic

Who? What? When? The place? Why? How?

These are the six basic questions in journalism that you just wish to reply if you report on a narrative, regardless of the medium: on-line, newspaper, radio, or tv.

The primary 4 are very simple more often than not, however the final two are the place the nuances lie – and that’s why they’re so essential to ask. And people are exactly those I used to be requested probably the most after I joined Runtastic. “Why did you resolve to use and make a profession change?” “Why did you resolve to maneuver away from Journalism?” “How did you alter your profession from being a Journalist to working as a Expertise Sourcer?”

Because the saying goes, previous habits die onerous. So I’ll attempt my greatest to reply all six questions that I’ve talked about at first of this weblog publish, however I’ll deal with the final two to clarify how my journey took me from Journalism to Human Relations.

How I began in journalism

I’m initially  from Brazil and have a ardour for soccerthat was my principal motivation for pursuing journalism. With little to no expertise as a participant, I by no means had a shot of being something aside from an admirer of the sport. So when the time got here to decide on a occupation, I went for one thing that might mix my love and curiosity for the sport.

I graduated in 2012 and began working as a journalist for a small regional newspaper in a Brazilian metropolis referred to as Santo André, subsequent to São Paulo. After a few months, the sports activities part referred to as me to fill in for an absence for a month. That was most likely the longest month of my life as a result of it ended up lasting three years!

Throughout this time I discovered quite a bit in regards to the occupation: interviewing, discovering sources, doing analysis, growing contacts and naturally, writing. My expertise was stuffed with a number of highs, together with working throughout a World Cup and within the Olympic Video games. In 2014 I coated Costa Rica’s astonishing marketing campaign which ended within the quarter-finals. In 2016 I reported on soccer matches held in São Paulo – like Brazil 2×0 Colombia within the males’s semifinal. These are some unimaginable highlights!

However after the Olympics, I made a decision to pursue one other dream of mine: going overseas. In 2017, I made a decision to give up my job and got here to Austria to acquire my Grasp’s diploma. I studied Sport, Tradition, and Occasion Administration in Kufstein, Austria, to get insights on how issues have been on the opposite facet of the mic.

Sadly, I didn’t get the possibility to  work on this space. After I graduated within the Summer season of 2019, I used to be nonetheless bettering my German (a lifelong journey) and at first of 2020, everyone knows what occurred: Covid-19. One would possibly suppose that each one this work was for nothing, however it actually wasn’t. On this journey I grew as an individual, I discovered so many new issues, I met my beautiful accomplice and we began a life collectively once we moved to Linz.

Working at Runtastic – how my profession modified

As Rocky Balboa would say, the world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. I might be mendacity if I stated it was clean crusing after getting my diploma. I confronted many challenges and needed to adapt at an extremely quick tempo to sustain with all of the adjustments that occurred in my life up to now three years. And this all ready me for the place I’m right now: Runtastic.

I knew Runtastic as my accomplice tracks her runs with the adidas Operating app, however at that time I wasn’t a consumer myself. Earlier than making use of to my place, I used to be studying by means of the web site to achieve a deeper perception into the corporate and what actually caught my eye was the Runtastic and adidas’ mission. 

“By way of sports activities, we have now the ability to vary lives.”

That is one thing I at all times believed in and I noticed with my very own eyes in Brazil throughout these years I spent as a journalist.

Once I determined to use for the Expertise Sourcer place at Runtastic, I had combined emotions. First, the joy, second, the doubt. I requested myself if I actually had what it took. After a second have a look at the necessities and duties that I might be performing, the sensation modified to confidence:

Interviewing? Examine.

Writing? Examine.

Researching info? Examine.

I noticed I used to be greater than ready to do that position.

I knew that I must be taught quite a bit, particularly the processes and procedures of Human Relations. It will be a totally new path, and a wholly new world. I discovered it was essential to ask these inquiries to myself: 

  • What can I convey to the desk? 
  • Will I be snug in a completely completely different and new surroundings than what I used to be used to? 
  • Will this place fulfill me professionally and personally? 

These are essential inquiries to get a transparent image of what precisely you wish to get out of your subsequent job. 

I contemplated over these for a while and these have been my key takeaways:

  • I can switch my data and expertise to this place and make good use of them.
  • I shall be challenged.
  • I’ll be taught new issues
  • This place and Runtastic have a objective.
  • I can contribute, even when not directly, to altering somebody’s life to the higher.

After contemplating these factors, I used to be positive I might be able to face any challenges this variation would convey  and determined to hit that inexperienced “Apply now” button. 

I’ve already discovered so many issues, like what to look out for once we obtain an utility and what traits to search for throughout an interview. And I do know that is only the startstudying is, in any case, a lifelong journey!

For some folks, having a way of objective of their work could make a world of distinction to how they method a job. This, mixed with the abilities that I had and a willingness to continue to learn new issues, gave me loads of confidence to indicate the Human Relations workforce what I may convey to the desk. 

That is my journey. What’s yours?

Do you have got the abilities and the eagerness to hitch Runtastic? Check out our profession web page and apply!

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