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No One Will Hire Me! WHY?

Hi,

I have no experience as a trainer, but I hold 2 certifications and a BBA in marketing, I have 3 years of experience in sales and 2 years in marketing. I am very professional, but also personable and outgoing. I have 6 years of martial arts experience, played soccer in high school and college, and now I compete in triathlons.

Despite all this, no one will hire me! (I've had 4 interviews this month)

I can't help but think it's because I'm short, skinny and wear glasses.

What do you think? Would gym managers/owners really not hire me because I'm not HUGE like all the other male trainers I see everywhere?

Thanks everyone. Your advice and feedback is much appreciated.

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Walking the Walk
by: Anonymous

Sorry to hear that you're not getting hired. It may truly be that you were just not a fit for their gym or on the other hand they want you to " look the part" of a trainer. You may think of considering dialing in on your nutrition and adding some muscle and projecting a more "fit" image. When clients hire a trainer they are visual and do want to look at someone who looks like they live the lifestyle that they want to live. Just a thought

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No need to be huge
by: Anonymous

Yeah, I understand all that. Since writing my post, I've learned about triathlon training clubs and USAT coaching certification programs. So I'm going to become a triathlon coach and cater to my fellow triathletes.

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no one will hire...
by: John C

you must need either of the following "makeovers"
1) interview skills? have you assessed them in an honest way?
If so, perhaps you need a new pair of more stylish glasses or clothing?
2) It may be that your resume says that you are in the market for a salary/income that they will not be able to support. So, they will not hire you thinking that you may bolt for a better job.
3) try to find areas of the industry that will appreciate your education and discipline.
don't quit on YOU..it sounds like you are a good hire!

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