CEO Mark Parker Offers Tips on How to Get a Job at Nike

Mark Parker

The dream job for most sneakerheads would be working for Nike. But what does it take to land a job with the Swoosh?

Well, here's some tips to the man with likely the best answer: company CEO Mark Parker.

In an interview with the Portland Business Journal, the Nike executive explains what the company looks for in new employees.

At Nike, we've built a culture that attracts smart, curious and highly creative employees. Of course a passion for sport is also critical because no matter where you work — in design, at retail or in the supply chain — we are all focused on serving the athlete. We also look for people who strike a balance between mastering the fundamentals of their role and pushing the edges of what's expected from them. That's what drives new thinking across our company and that’s how people grow in their careers here. I started at Nike in design, but I was always looking for ways to contribute to the team in an expanded way. And we are big believers in the power of the collective – in uniting individuals with different strengths, experiences and points of view. The chemistry across our diverse teams makes us stronger together than we could ever be as individuals.

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