7 Tips To Ace Your Fitness Interview
Your resume got you noticed by the company and now it’s time for your personality to shine through during the interview. Here are 7 tips to ace your fitness interview.
1. Be Punctual. If you’re meeting in person, get to the interview at least 5 minutes early. If having a phone, Skype, or Google Chat interview, make sure to log in or call right at the designated time. Arriving on-time insinuates that you are interested in the position. Be friendly and professional to everyone you meet because you don’t know who is actually interviewing you. Many times, the receptionist or administrative assistant is the initial person to pass judgement and determine if you will be a good fit for the company.
2. Do Your Research. Look up the company’s website and mission statement. Figure out what the company stands for. This can assist you with determining the type of person they are looking for. Understanding the culture within the organization can also be helpful in establishing if you are the right fit for the group. In addition, you can use this research to gain knowledge about the company and better prepare yourself for potential interview questions.
3. Practice Questions. Think of common interview questions and practice answers to those questions. For example, many employers tend to ask the following interview questions:
What is one of your strengths?
What is one of your weaknesses?
What skills do you have to enhance our company’s growth?
Tell me about yourself.
Think of compelling answers to these questions that tell a story and highlight how you will benefit the company.
4. Dress To Impress. Make sure to wear the right outfit for the position. You want to look professional and be a good fit with the culture of the organization. Be prepared. Make sure to turn off your cell phone and do not arrive with a drink in hand or chewing gum.
5. Show Passion And Personality. Arrive with confidence, look people in the eye, and shake hands. When you believe that you are the best candidate for the job, that belief shines through and the employer will see it. Listen carefully to what the employer has to say and provide answers that have personality and passion. If you truly want the job, your desire will show and that can also result in a good first impression.
6. Ask Questions. After reviewing the company’s website, you will have a better idea of what questions to ask at the interview. Come prepared with questions because it shows interest and it shows you’ve done your homework on the company. You can also use the questions to further highlight what you can do for the company.
Questions to ask could be:
– What is the organization’s plan for the next 5 years?
– What would be my role within the organization?
– What are the day-to-day responsibilities of the job?
– What is one aspect of this job that you love the most?
7. Follow Up With A Thank You. Sending a thank you note will show your appreciation of the time spent during your interview. The note also reminds the employer who you are and can emphasize your strengths and your interest in the position.
You’re all set to conquer your next interview. Practice makes perfect so do your research and practice your questions and answers in front of a mirror to see your facial expressions and body language. Impressions are everything when it comes to landing your dream job. Best of luck!
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Sarah Koszyk is the founder of Family. Food. Fiesta. A family-based wellness program and recipe blog where she also conducts cooking videos with kids and provides families with healthy living tips. She is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach where she specializes in sports nutrition and adult and pediatric weight management. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, or LinkedIn. Sarah is also in charge of hiring employees and contractors.