Archive for employment, interviews, tips for trainers
It’s about that time of the semester again: Next week, FPTI students will get the chance to network with many of NYC’s top fitness employers as they gather on our training floor for the quarterly FPTI Career Fair. They’ve been working hard with our faculty this week to get their resumes organized, with the goal, of course, being to set up interviews for internships or jobs in the weeks to follow.
That said, we figured it’d be a good idea to reinforce some essential interview dos and don’ts.
After all, a polished cover letter and resume may get you an interview, but a solid interview is what ultimately lands you the job.
So, here are a few important things to consider when preparing for an interview in the fitness industry:
When did you graduate from FPTI?
I graduated in December 2012 and was immediately hired by Focus Integrated Fitness.
Carter Berry is one of a select few Focus alumni who has grown from top trainer to manager in a well-respected setting, and in a matter of just a few years.
Read on to find out how his FPTI education helped pave his path and why he now seeks out Focus alumni to work for him.
We recently interviewed Bonita Porte of Energetic Juniors.
Here’s what she had to say about FPTI grads:
Read on to see what Josh had to say about FPTI students and working for Crunch:
As you may know, this quarter’s FPTI Career Fair is coming up on Wednesday, March 4th! From 1-2:30pm, FPTI will host representatives from gyms across New York City – including Equinox, Crunch, 24-Hour Fitness, Boom Fitness and more – for both students AND alumni to make contacts, ask questions regarding employment in the fitness industry, and drop off resumes.
But your resume can make or break your ability to get an interview, so you’ll want to make sure you put the right things on paper. Here are a few resume DOs and DON’Ts to keep in mind while you prepare yours for fitness employers:
We held our very first Career Fair for students last Wednesday afternoon and it was a huge success!
After several weeks of gaining knowledge, technical skills AND professionalism (via help with writing resumes and cover letters, interview prep, etc.), FPTI’s Master Course and Theory and Application students seeking jobs and internships got all dressed up to network with recruiters from New York City’s top gyms. They were especially excited to see FPTI alumni there now representing fitness management!