I wanted to slap the interviewer, but instead I just politely said "sorry, this isn't the place for me" and walked out.
I interviewed for a retail management position (AT A SPORTS STORE) and when it was time to talk about my work experience he interrupted me and said "personal training isn't real experience, tell me about your real jobs."
EXCUSE ME but how the HELL is personal training not a "real job"?!?!?!!
We are certified industry professionals who work closely with clients to transform their body and lifestyle!!! It's hard work!
Did I overreact???
I have been in the landscape maintenence field since 1998 and the last year's Mason tending.I also have some experience in the field of retail,and I'm currently studying to get certified as a personal trainer,for bodybuilding and all aspects of fitness is my true passion!However I'm a family man first and foremost and I'm currently employed with a great landscape comp. But trying to eventually get away from hard labor and start using my mind more . I'm a hard worker,and punctual and I'm very loyal to whomever I'm with.I don't drink alcohol or use any illicit drugs and I'm finding that,that's a rare commodity these days.So to sum it up give me a shot and you'll be pleased with the outcome.
Living a healthy lifestyle has really changed my life for the better. I was thinking slowly trying to get into the fitness industry a personal trainer or fitness instructor part time. Anyone able to recommend affordable and short term training programs available online or in community colleges? Are there any other options to get into health and fitness industry where I can work one on one with clients without going back to school?