How to Write a Cover Letter for a Fitness Job
Your cover letter and resume are your tickets to securing a job interview. That's why a well-written cover letter – tailored to the fitness position you're applying for – will simultaneously impress potential employers and reduce the risk of your resume going unnoticed.
Stick to the following structure to ensure your cover letter establishes your fitness employment credibility and reflects competence.
Paragraph #1. State a clear purpose to the reader. Are you enquiring about any potential fitness job vacancies or are you responding with interest to a particular job ad?
Paragraph #2. Use this paragraph to prove your fitness experience and highlight the qualifications relevant to the specific position. It's worth tying in your professional goals so that potential employers understand your desired career path in the health and fitness industry.
Paragraph #3. Convince your potential employer of the value you can bring to the company, if hired, by listing your accomplishments.
Paragraph #4. Indicate your availability to start the position if successful, then finish by mentioning that your resume is attached for consideration.
To really make your cover letter shine, take note of these handy tips:
1. Keep it simple
Your cover letter shouldn’t exceed one page, so write concisely and to the point. The company you’re applying to will receive plenty of fitness employment applications; make yours easy to read when time is at a premium.
2. Make a difference
Results are everything in fitness employment. You can impress your reader by presenting your achievements with real-life client stories. Are you a personal trainer who helped a client maintain their goal weight for three months? Or a group fitness instructor who consistently attracts 30 members to class each week?
3. No experience? No problems
If you're qualified for fitness employment on paper, but are just starting out with minimal experience, don't fret. Boost your hiring chances by concentrating on how your skills and capabilities in other areas will suit the position you're applying for. You can always reference playing team sports during school.
4. Show passion
Fitness instructors should walk the walk. Make sure to mention how you personally keep fit and express your commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of others.
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