Applying for jobs is about moving through stages. – The first stage is your cover letter, it’s what gets your CV read. The second stage is your CV and its ability to get you a phone call. It’s the phone call that secures the interview. Only in the interview will you secure the job. Over the next few weeks I’ll take you […]
The first rule of Cover Letters: It’s SINGLE purpose is to get an employer interested in your CV. It is the first impression (apart from your email address) that an employer has of you. Before I get into how you can make your Cover Letter work harder for you, I must address one consistently occurring oddity with many Cover Letters…
When looking for staff, the first interaction you’ll have with a candidate is often via your job ad. As ever, first impressions count.
When looking for work, remember that the way you connect with your family and friends is not likely to be the best way to connect with potential employers. This is most obvious in the initial contact. Unless you are properly prepared, you WILL give employers the wrong impression. Following is a contribution from an employer […]
All job applications via HealthyPeople populate a list on the employers account. Sort them into yes/no/maybe View Cover Letter and CV in the one place Make notes on applicants for future reference (requires Membership) This short video shows where to find your applications when logged in. Log in to your HealthyPeople account to get started.
Making a good impression with a job application is not as hard as it might seem. Assuming that you meet key criteria, the role of your resume is simply to make this clear. To make this easy for you, following is a list of things to take into account for each of your applications. If you want […]
When employers screen job applicants, they might spend as little as a few seconds on your résumé. If they see ‘red flags’ during the initial look, they’re likely to push your application to the side and move on. What are these red flags and how do you deal with them? Here are five of the most […]
No industry experience? No problem. The trick is to know what the employer wants to hear. In fact, even if you have experience, it’s not uncommon to completely miss the mark with your application by failing to talk in a language the employer understands.
When applying for fitness jobs of the same type (eg. Membership Sales, Admin, Personal Training, etc.) there is often a temptation to use a ‘one application suits all’ approach for both cover letters and CVs. While your CV might get away with being familiar from one job to the next (highlighting the same relevant qualifications and […]
It’s not easy to get started in a new industry, and the fitness industry is no exception. Unfortunately new graduates can get lost among the options, struggle to generate any options or find themselves heading in the wrong direction entirely.