Guide to Writing a Perfect Personal Trainer CV (Curriculum Vitae)
If you finally have completed your personal training course and have the required level 3 personal trainer certificates, the next thing to do is to decide if you are going to be a freelance personal trainer or an employed personal trainer.
If you decide to become an employed personal trainer, you will usually be required to bring a CV (Curriculum Vitae) and pass it to the interviewer or employer. Read this article to have a guide to writing a perfect personal trainer CV so that you will have a better chance of being hired as a personal trainer.
Keep it simple, purposeful, and relevant
An employer will usually not be impressed with long, flowery, and fancy words, phrases, and sentences on your personal trainer CV. They will probably just skim over the pages and those paragraphs. It might also make you look insincere and inauthentic.
Remember to emphasize your accomplishments and your responsibilities. Be specific and objective on how you describe those aspects. If you are going to put a photo, make sure that you look fit, clean, well-groomed, and professional. Physical appearance is an important aspect of being a personal trainer so you cannot take that for granted.
Your certificates, accomplishments, and past responsibilities will speak for themselves. Unnecessary and irrelevant information and paragraphs will not help you get the job. You can also add the personal training courses you attended and how they have helped you. It is also recommended not to have more than 2 pages for your personal training CV.
If you worked in a different field before applying as a personal trainer, make sure to include experiences and responsibilities that will show the employer that you are a quick-learner, can adapt to new and challenging situations, and are relevant or related to the different responsibilities of a personal trainer.
Be professional but passionate and enthusiastic
You can show your professionalism through your personal trainer CV by being positive about your previous work and previous employers.
You can also show you are passionate and enthusiastic by describing the positive effects that you were able to bring to the company and the positive things that were given to you by your experiences with that company.
Correct format and grammar
Make sure that the format of your personal trainer CV is professional. Using the bold for headings and subheadings, bullet points, and the proper font and font size can help make your personal trainer CV look more professional.
You should also remember to always check and edit your spelling and grammar. Making mistakes with the spelling and grammar structure will show the employer that you can be irresponsible and do not pay attention to detail. Those traits are not welcome for any job including being a personal trainer.
Having gone through personal training courses, acquiring the necessary certificates, being knowledgeable about the different aspects of fitness and health, as well as being passionate and enthusiastic about personal training are not enough to be hired as a personal trainer. A quality and professionally made personal trainer CV is a great way to impress your employer on your accomplishments, credentials, attention to detail, and professionalism.