Articles for Employers

My Job Ad is Not Working.


Finding the right person for your team is not always a straight forward process.

Aside from factors like location, job type, hours, rates of pay, candidate availability and the type of facility, the actual job ad itself can have a big impact on the number and quality of applications. Especially as it relates to the recruitment of Personal Trainers.  Continue reading

Articles for Professionals

Dealing With Red Flags on Your Fitness Resume.


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

Articles for Professionals

Following Up After an Interview – The RIGHT Way


How do you maintain contact with an employer without being too pushy?

Let’s say you feel pretty good about things and the interviewer said, “Keep in touch!”

Awesome. But a couple of weeks go by and nothing’s happened. So what do you do now? Can you follow up without reeking of desperation or looking like a pest? Continue reading

Articles for Professionals

Learn to Speak the Employer’s Language


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

Articles for Professionals

Using Your CV to Get a Phone Call From A Fitness Employer


Applying for jobs is about moving through stages. A decent cover letter ensures that your CV is read. A decent CV will get you a phone call and the phone call stage is where you secure the interview. By the time you get to the interview, all of this should set you up for a straight run to landing the job..

Last week we looked at how to create a cover letter that gets your CV read. Now it’s time to cast the lens over your CV and help secure the phone call. Continue reading

Articles for Professionals

The Secret to Creating a Cover Letter that Works


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 through each of these stages and how to ace them. This week we kick off with the cover letter… Continue reading

Articles for Professionals, Businesses, People

Expert Tips for Outdoor Training


Anyone can train a client outdoors, but it takes a smart Trainer to do it properly!

I asked two leading business owners (Summer Nelson of MyTrainer and Stephanie Lee of Alive PT) who regularly train clients outdoors for their TOP THREE TIPS for a successful Outdoor Personal Training business.

UPDATE 14/05/15: I’m very pleased to have been able to add a contribution from Jodie Arnot of Healthy Balance Fitness.  Please scroll down for her top three tips. 

There’s some VERY valuable advice here. Continue reading

Articles for Employers, Articles for Professionals

How Does FITREC Fit in Our Industry Landscape?


This article was edited on 29th June, 2017. Changes were for clarity and to assert our role as an alternative source of industry registration.

FITREC is designed to provide fitness professionals with a third party endorsement they can use to help further their industry career. Continue reading

Articles for Professionals

6 Reasons the Employer Didn’t Call.


You’ve spotted a brilliant-looking job online. Great location, great salary, interesting role. You send your CV knowing that you’re the best candidate for the role then, a week goes by. Two weeks. Three weeks. You never hear back*. Rest assured, this is not uncommon, so here’s six possible reasons to explain why you didn’t make the cut… Continue reading

Articles for Employers

The Good News – Fitness Roles Didn’t Feature Among the 20 Hardest Roles to Fill.


SmartCompany recently posted an article by Broede Carmody on ‘The 20 hardest jobs to fill in Australia‘.  While Fitness roles didn’t rate a mention, there were a number of points raised that are particularly relevant to our industry. Continue reading