Year in review Sportidealisten 2021

Time to share highlights and what we have been doing during 2021. In this article, we are sharing some key moments and steps for Sportidealisten’s development. We had a good start and then we got even stronger when we launched our Virtual Sports Club Office Services. Furthermore, we got some new team members and saw growth and new ways to deliver content and value and this and a bit more will be shared in this article.

Highlights of Sportidealisten 2021

While we all are excited that 2022 is finally here, 2021 was a pretty cool year for us – largely thanks to people like yourself who make us a part of your monthly routine! We couldn’t do all this hard work without your support and commitment. As a tradition, we are now highlighting our year in review including the most popular reads 2021 from you.

The year began with a digital talk to the students at Bosön, where Jakob outlined the sports infrastructure and where and how you could find your career in the sports industry. After the talk, he invited the students into a workshop where the students discussed and shared their perspectives on good and less good interviews experiences and challenges with resumes. If you would like to enjoy the same setup at your class, university or club, contact us and lets see how we could help.

Soon after this we got two new team members, Victoria and Mashal who contributed with our communication and especially social media channels. We launched and shared several personal stories which have been very appreciated by you. A great value in order to better connect future employees and employers in the sports industry and to provide impactful matches between hiring managers and job seekers in sports. And at the end of 2021 we also got on board Yulu, an UX designer who is improving the platform from a user perspective.

Covid-19 has put many people out of work and we have felt intrigued to even work harder than ever before. Our job is to simplify the labour market in the sports industry. Basically our job is to find yours, no matter if it is helping a job seeker finding a job or a sports club to find new employees or getting work done. We want you to feel empowered and excel in the sports industry. For you who are a job seeker, we developed a section on the website called “Develop your career“. You can find everything from career tips, free education, podcast episodes, and sports programs in the Nordics. Since we know how important personal development is, it is crucial to always learn something new every day and we hope that you have had the opportunity to do so.

The biggest milestone of 2021 was our launch of the Virtual Sports Club Office services. Since August we have partnered up and helped some sports clubs to simplify their organisations and develop their management. Thank you Malmö FBC, Malmö Tigers and Tygelsjö IK for your collaboration and your forward thinking mindset. You dare to believe and you are also innovators and together we can develop the labour market in the sports industry.

Lastly, during 2021 we have kept developing and ran the first-ever education for club directors in sports in Sweden together with Sportseminarier. We had a good mix of sports and the clubs were a great spread from around the country thanks to our online format.

Our vision

We believe that all sports bring a lot of engagement and emotions and that is why many of us want to work in sports. Our vision is to have a world where everyone can work with their passion.

I personally want to thank you for being part of Sportidealisten. Without you and your passion, this platform and vision wouldn’t have been the same. I am always saying: it takes a lot of time to find the dream job in sports but also to find and recruit the best candidates. And from the start of Sportidealisten I have wanted to change this and I know that we can change this. Let us keep working to make employment in sports easy, fun and allow more people to work with their passion.

Sportidealisten short Recap 2021

– 3 ➡️ 5 team members
– Launched new services like Virtual Sports Club Office and Resume and career Coaching
– 29% increase in unique visitors to the site
– 185% increase in monthly page views
– 8% increase in newsletter readers
– Spoke in front of a class from Bosön

Top reads 2021

To follow up our tradition we launched 2019 where we share the most popular reads from our newsletters during the past year, here are the top reads 2021. We can conclude that you like topics around:

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Stop dreaming and start doing what you enjoy!
/Jakob Wikenstaal, Founder, Sportidealisten

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