When you apply for a Fitness job, keep in mind that the CV you send could be the ticket that will get you the interview – in other words, a foot in the door. So make sure how and what you write in the Fitness CV is attention grabbing – something that will make you stand out from other applications sent in.
Background details such as basic education and other degrees acquired are important. Besides the fitness training certification you have attended if you have worked in other jobs and gained skills which are useful in fitness training, such experience should also be mentioned. When setting out the details start with the most recent experience – include names, qualifications and dates.
Other useful information
Based on your experience and expertise gained over the years you should mention why you are interested in applying for the said job. If you have specialised in any area mention how this could specifically help in the job, as also any constructive ideas you may have. Do not go overboard – keep your information short and interesting.
If you have hobbies especially those connected to any fitness activity, you should mention the same. You may have been involved in organizing a marathon or training a successful rugby team. Such involvement would catch the eye of the reader, in a way proving your suitability and commitment to fitness training.
This is an important part of any CV. Good references will definitely add that stamp of approval to your CV. So whatever jobs you had before, make sure those employers are kept in the know of your latest application. So as and when they are contacted they can provide the required character and work related references that will give your CV the required boost.
Compilation of the CV
When typing up your CV, keep the following tips in mind:
- Make sure the font you use is clear and large enough to make easy reading.
- Do not use unnecessary colour to highlight etc.
- Keep the length of the CV to not more than 2 pages.
- Use spell check after completing the CV, as also get it proof-read to avoid any errors.
- To get a more professional look, use a CV template which you can find online.
Provide current contact information
At the top of the CV or covering letter (if you decide on one) you should provide all your latest contact information. In clear and bold print give your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and any website details if you have one.
Keep in mind that in spite of the fitness instructor certifications you have attended and other good qualifications you may have, unless your CV has the right punch it may not hit the mark. So take the time and trouble to compose a well-constructed document, one that will get the reader to sit up and take a second read. As mentioned above your CV could be your key to that interview door.