Going for any job interview definitely requires a bit of preparation. Especially if the job is one in which you are qualified. The interview call from Dangerously Fit will be in response to your application for a particular post, so you would probably have knowledge of the company you are applying to, and the relevant post. In case you have not done the required homework, take time to do a bit of research before you go for the interview.
On a personal level
Most interviews start with the candidate being asked questions on the personal front such as any personal trainer courses attended and if they know any details about Joining a Dangerously Fit boot camp from a customer’s end. etc. Also other queries such as why you want this particular job in Sydney, why select this company; do you have any personal restrictions? You should be prepared to fend queries such as what would be your contribution to the company, are you comfortable working with different types of clients, how would you handle difficult situations, etc. So go over such queries in your mind and be ready to answer smartly and positively.
How appearance helps
Dressing for an interview with Dangerously Fit could raise some doubts in your mind. Should you go casual? Should you wear a suit? The answer would be to strike a middle balance i.e. smart-casual. However, be sure your general grooming such as hair, shave, body odour etc are all taken care of. A personal trainer has close physical contact with the client so proper grooming is an important aspect.
Your conduct during the interview
When starting out for the interview, avoid getting flustered and bothered by leaving for the same in good time – to avoid any unforeseen delays.
During the interview you should be able to demonstrate your level of enthusiasm and passion for the Sydney job. Your body language should be positive and you should exude confidence. Sit straight, speak clearly and maintain a pleasant approach. Besides answering questions put to you, you should also show your interest and capability to hold your own.
Ask relevant questions such as what opportunities are provided to the staff with regard to further training? Besides the basic remuneration are there any other benefits? Etc. If you have a fixed salary in mind based on personal trainer courses attended, rather than waste the company’s time, let them know upfront what your expectations are.
Recommended research areas
As mentioned above, when you are called for an interview, you need to do a bit of research on that particular company. Areas to look at would include:
- What is the culture of the organization?
- Go through the company’s background and check their future plans, if any
- The different types of clients on the company’s list
- Who are the company’s main competitors?
- Checklist of all services and products being offered by the company
Post the interview
A couple of days after completing the interview send the company an acknowledgement thanking them for meeting with you. This act of courtesy will enforce your interest and commitment to take up the job and will likely make a favourable impression on the company management.