The NFL Player Care Foundation (PCF) has announced an expansion of its career assistance program with Atrium, a women-owned staffing and workforce solutions firm.
Founded in 2007, the NFL Player Care Foundation is an organization dedicated to helping retired players improve their quality of life. The PCF provides assistance for multiple areas of life, including medical, emotional, financial, social and community. This year marks the third year of collaboration between the PCF and Atrium.
At the beginning of their relationship, the program primarily aimed to help retired players through building their resumes. According to Atrium Director, People and Engagement Joanna Chavers the work with the Player Care Foundation specifically took shape as career advising. “We started with doing resume editing for them – making sure these players had a great resume that really communicated their transferable skills,” she said.
“Post the resume advising, it became quite clear that yes, we could set them up with a really great resume, but they needed to know how to articulate this resume,” Chavers added. “So, the career coaching and career advising emerged within the last year along with our suite of services.”
As such, the players – or as they say, the “legends” – can better communicate their current skill set and how that will be applicable to their prospective career.
The collaboration now also includes access to a suite of Atrium products, including career advice, Predictive Index assessments, resume building consultations, interview coaching and job matching for the former NFL players.
On the topic of the expansion Chavers commented that the program is starting to take the form of 360-degree full support. “The program has turned into this journey of understanding how can we help the players through this process. It starts at the resume, and it ends in placement.” In addition, the two organizations also strive to empower the players they work with to be able to do it all on their own.
This past week, the PCF held their 5th Annual Super Bowl Career Fair, to facilitate meetings between legends and talent acquisition representatives. According to the company, the goal of the fair is to help players “explore how the skills learned on the field can successfully translate into the business world.”
Gracie Wirick is a writer and editor at RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology report. A Purdue graduate with degrees in Professional Writing and Communication. She is a lover of classics and literature with an unfortunate penchant for the Oxford comma.
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