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Need a Fitness Job? Your FITREC Profile is Better Than a CV.

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There are a range of benefits to being FITREC recognised (support, transparency, differentiation, assistance with professional development,…) but there is one area where your FITREC profile can really shine – when looking for new opportunities. Continue reading

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You are what you post.

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I’ve said this many times, if you’re applying for jobs…

Employers are checking out your social media presence (especially Facebook) before they bother calling your references.

If you’re not locking down your social accounts, you need to be sure that what you post (and what others post about you) reflects the way you wish to be seen.

The following post was on the profile of a candidate applying for jobs with one of our clients (censoring mine). Continue reading

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Romance the Job this Valentines Day

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Your job is one of the major relationships in your life. After all, we spend about a third of our time there, so why not take a moment to rekindle the romance.

This Valentines Day, let’s do something for the job (it’s always been there for us).

Here are 12 ways to fuel the fire… Continue reading

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Being Found By Employers is Now Easier Than Ever

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Our latest HealthyPeople release is a HUGE update to the candidate search tool. Not only have we changed the way profiles are found, we’ve also made big changes to how you are presented to employers. Continue reading

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It’s Not You It’s Me – Why You Haven’t Heard From the Employer

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When you’ve had an interview, one of the worst stretches of time, especially when you really want that new job, is the post-interview wait.

You felt like it all went well. But now you have to wait. For feedback. For follow-up questions. For an offer.

As the wait extends, it’s easy to allow your mind to start telling yourself that maybe you bombed. Maybe they hated you. Maybe it’s hopeless. Continue reading

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Your Job Application Checklist (bookmark this).

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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 to take it to the next level, download our checklist and job application insight sheet (link below). Continue reading

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Dealing With Red Flags on Your Fitness Resume.

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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 common job history red flags and how to combat them. Continue reading

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Learn to Speak the Employer’s Language

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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. Continue reading

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Three Things to Keep in Mind When Applying for Fitness Jobs

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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 experience), your cover letter really does need to reflect the different opportunities. Continue reading

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Our New Head Start Program for Fitness Students

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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.  Continue reading

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