Year in Review: Top 5 Articles From 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we wanted to take a look back at a year full of great content for transitioning athletes and job seekers alike. We also would like to thank all of our readers and welcome new visitors and email subscribers to the VIKTRE Career Network family!

While we reflect on the year that was and look ahead to 2018, the content team thought it would be a great idea to highlight our top five articles based on readership numbers. Thank you for your continued support as we enter the new year.

Without further ado, the five most popular articles from 2017 on the VIKTRE Career Network are as follows:

My Career Change: How Jermichael Finley Found a New Passion After the NFL

Former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley had his career cut short due to a scary injury that occurred during the 2013 season. After making a reception, he was tackled in a way that lead to a bruised spinal cord injury. Leaving the game a Super Bowl champion at the relatively young age of 30, he had to figure out what to do next.

Learn more about his career transition in our most popular “My Career Change” feature of 2017 here.

How Josh Booty Took His Two-Sport Mentality to a Career After Sports

As a website that focuses on helping athletes find a career after sports, it seems fitting that two of our most popular articles from the past year had to do with athletes who have successfully transitioned to a “normal” life.

This installment of our “My Career Change” feature highlights former MLB and NFL player, Josh Booty, and how he has taken this dual-sport mentality and work ethic and applied it to his life after sports.

Read the full interview here.

Finding Value in Minority Sports Team Ownership

We are very fortunate at the VIKTRE Career Network to have some great Career Services partners who contribute fantastic content for our readers. One of these partners is Whitecap Sports Group, whose article about minority sports team ownership made our top five of the year.

While the common thought regarding owning a sports team is that the person/ownership group is “super wealthy,” that is not always the case. Minority ownership is a viable option for many interested in owning a franchise, including former athletes.

Read the full article here.

Managing Your Mental Health After Sports Retirement

In addition to our great Career Services partners, we have great influencers who contribute high-quality content for our readers.

Malcolm Lemmons is a professional athlete turned entrepreneur, author and speaker. He helps athletes transition through different phases of their careers and prepare for a “normal” life. In this article, he highlights three of the main reasons why athletes have so much difficulty with retirement that affects their mental health.

Find out what they are here.

What Is Your Plan For a Career After Sports?

Rounding out the top five is another article from one of our VIKTRE Influencers, John Haime. A former professional golfer, Haime now specializes in helping athletes reach their maximum potential through emotional intelligence evaluations.

In this article, he creates a starting point for athletes who are nearing the end of their career, or even in the midst of it. They must ask themselves, “What is the plan for a career after sports?”

Read the full article here.