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How To Build Your PT Resume & Get That Dream Job

Jun 26, 2014 | by AIF

Packaging your skills and passions into a neat resume is an important part of landing your dream job as a Personal Trainer. These useful resume tips will help you stand out from the competition and into the employer’s yes pile.

Format

An easy to read, clear and concise layout will ensure an employer’s eyes are drawn to the key parts of your resume. A simple layout includes:

  1. Personal information.
  2. Work experience.
  3. Skills.
  4. Qualifications.
  5. Referees.

1. Personal Information

Your resume should lead with your personal information, ensuring you clearly outline the means by which you are contactable. This includes your name, address, mobile number, email and website.

2. Work Experience

Leading with your most recent place of employment, list your roles chronologically. Ensure you include a short but comprehensive blurb highlighting your role, responsibilities and the skills you used to complete the job, as well as your official title, employer and the dates you worked in the position.

If fitness is a new field you are entering and your most recent place of employment was in an industry completely unrelated, such as working as a labourer or receptionist, don’t be afraid to include these jobs as well as there may be certain skills that carry across.

3. Skills

Skills gained by either working in the fitness industry or another field are very appealing to employers. In this section, clearly list your key skills and how you have positively used these traits in previous positions.

Skills that are relevant to a career as a Personal Trainer include communication, marketing, admin, and sales.

4. Qualifications

To begin your career as a Personal Trainer, you will need the necessary qualifications. Remember to include your certifications and list them chronologically e.g. Certificate III in Fitness and Certificate IV in Fitness as well as any CEC courses you have done.

5. Referees

This should include a list of people around two who are able to vouch for your experience and character. If you would prefer to disclose these individuals after you have secured an interview, include the sentence references available on request’.

Writing

To capture your personality, use active verbs that will bring your resume to life and help transfer your energy and enthusiasm to your prospective employer. Good luck!

AIF

AIF

The Australian Institute of Fitness
The Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF) is the largest and longest established fitness training organisation in Australia, with dynamic training methods and expert course coaches nationwide - spanning fitness, massage and nutrition. The AIF qualifies more fitness professionals than any other provider in Australia, as well as offering a broad range of continuing education courses (CEC), upskilling resources and partnership programs for existing industry.

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Disclaimer: Where Certificate III in Fitness, Cert III/Cert 3, or Fitness Coach is mentioned, it refers to SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness. Where Certificate IV in Fitness, Cert IV/Cert 4, or Personal Trainer is mentioned, it refers to SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Master Trainer Program™ is mentioned, it refers to Fitness Essentials and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Master Trainer Plus+ Program™ is mentioned, it refers to SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Certificate IV in Massage or Cert IV/Cert 4 is mentioned, it refers to HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. Where Diploma of Remedial Massage is mentioned, it refers to HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

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