Fitness Career Job Hunting Tips

Alan Cohen

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 Job hunting can be an exhausting experience. If you’re unemployed it’s easier on your schedule but usually taxing on your wallet. If you are working full-time, the demands of a job search can be debilitating plus it can affect the performance of your current job.

So how do lazy people get all the great jobs? They do 5 things extremely well:

1.      They are excellent employees and have a great work history.

2.      They have a killer resume that they update with unique information for every single job they apply for.

3.      They write cover letters targeted specifically for each job they apply for.

4.      They send personalized follow up letters to everyone associated with the hiring process.

5.      They follow up with phone calls.

That seems like a lot of work, not something a lazy person would do. Here’s the catch and part of the spoof of the title of this article:

If you do steps 2-5 well, you won’t have to apply for as many jobs, you won’t have to kill yourself with tedious social media efforts and you won’t be taking forever to change jobs. Lazy people don’t want to be looking for a new job for months and they certainly don’t want to apply to 100+ jobs!

The reason I am writing this article is to stress the importance of a great organic resume, well thought out organic cover letters/notes and personalized thank you notes. Lazy people certainly are not getting great jobs; smart, efficient people are!

As the owner of and someone who worked in the fitness industry in numerous management capacities, I have reviewed thousands of resumes. My findings are disturbing: The quality of this critical form of written communication is abysmal.

The good news is there is an abundance of information available on the Internet on this subject. I found a cool site that has resume, cover letters and everything in between. Look at this article and website from Jeff and Mike of The Interview Guys. Mike Simpson wrote the article on resumes, but their site has everything: If you don’t like this website, there are hundreds of others to choose from.

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Alan Cohen is the founder and president of and a career expert in the health and fitness industry. He can be reached at 800-259-4397 or by email:

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