This past week I’ve been interviewing for a new boot camp instructor.
I use the term ‘interview’ loosely because it’s really just a quick 15-minute face-to-face chat.
I’m not interested in what they say about to see themselves on their resume or even in an interview, I want to see them ‘in the field’ training people.
So, after the face-to-face I ask each trainer to do 5 trial sessions with me to see how they perform, that’s the ‘real’ interview.
So what do I look for when I’m a hiring trainer?
Just two things…
They bring the energy to every workout, no-one wants to get up at 5.30am in the morning to be trained by somebody that doesn’t motivate and inspire. If you need to up your energy, have a coffee or do some burpees.
This covers a few things including; punctuality, preparation, a willingness to learn and a passion for helping others. Nothing beats someone with a great attitude and in this world of self-entitlement it’s a rare and valuable quality to have.
That’s it… energy and attitude.
Notice how I didn’t include experience, qualifications, age or anything else.
Sure they gotta have the minimum certs required, but… if a trainer has the right energy and a good attitude everything else can be taught on the job.
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