Monday, April 21, 2014

         Fitness Career Tips         for 2014 Grads

If you are one of the 2 million plus college graduates this year, you may find yourself working in the health and fitness industry; even though you did not take any related courses. The fitness industry is rock-solid with well over 40,000 locations and 25 billion in annual revenues. Club memberships have become a requirement for leading a healthy life, not a luxury, like in years past. 

Working in a health club could become a good fallback job compared to working in restaurants and other entry level positions. The big upside is you almost always get a complimentary gym membership. This provides an opportunity to get in great shape, which is a powerful tool that will assist you in your ongoing career search. Additionally, working for a health club is a great perk for your social life.  Finally, many business owners and hiring managers are members of fitness clubs, providing you an endless source of networking possibilities.

If your degree is in fitness management, the exercise sciences, recreation, sports management or a related field, the fitness industry is probably already on your radar.

Below are several fitness career tips from  These tips have been posted on Talk, as well as posts from our Twitter, Facebook or Blog accounts. Many of these tips/ posts have been shared from other career sites, particularly Careerealism, a fantastic career site that all job seekers need to subscribe to.

Three Basic Tips to Help You Get an Interview

 5 Interview Blunders You Need to Avoid

7 Interview Questions You Should Ask

Marketing Strategies for Landing Your Dream Fitness Job Facebook Page is Loaded With Great Career Tips

Careerealism Top Ten Articles

Why Niche Job Boards are Important for Your Search

Optimizing Your Resume With Keywords

Ten Components of a Great Resume

Alan Cohen is a renowned fitness industry career expert with more than 30 years of experience in the health club industry. He is the founder of and author of: LandYourDreamFitnessJob He can be reached by email: or by calling 800-259-4397.