What's the best part about being a pro athlete?
Is it the shoes? The standing suite at the MGM? Or just the singular, pant-soiling awesomeness of being paid legal tender to put balls through metal cylinders and/or punch people in the face?
I say none of the above. My guess is it's not having to make a LinkedIn profile.
Being a pro athlete means getting to skip over entire swamps of plebeian mundanity, the muckiest of which being the Internet job search. Unlike the rest of us, sports stars don't have to waste an afternoon rubbing oilcloth over an Internet resume, because it doesn't require an internship and a nine-character password to take it to the rack.
But what if it did?
What if athletes had to suck it up and start panhandling for work on the Interwebs? What would their LinkedIn profiles look like?
For the sake of science, I went ahead and plotted out working profiles for a number of athletes. Some are more qualified than others, but I'll leave it at this: Merrill Lynch is not equipped to handle the new M. Lynch entering the market.