Thomas, I must say that this portal has really made things much easier for me.
One of the questions I ask is why, particularly if one responds to a job search and I am not able to find them on the portal is, “what prevents him/her from building a profile on this portal.
I find that when one participates on this portal, one gets to learn a little about a prospective candidate or employee.
In addition to the above, I look for knowledge and application of knowledge. Appearance plays a part too as my company sells wellness and it is important that that be represented through one appearance.
Thanks for the question. You look for a fit trainer. If I wasn’t fit, I wouldn’t feel right about promoting wellness. I feel it is the highest calling for a Personal Trainer to be what he/she is asking her clients to be.
In addition, they must be certified by a National Certification like ACE, NCSM or ACSM. The tests these trainers take are very difficult and take a great deal of preparation and knowledge about the human body. For example, only 50% of the people that take the ACE Certification pass it the first time.
Finally, yes, they must be professionals who have a passion for fitness!
@ Danielle, @Elizabeth, @Joanne. Great answers! With me while working within the Native American communities and tribes. Encouragement is the biggest asset i can bring. We as trainers here know about the human body and how it works to get the best results. But, it’s also great to put yourself in their shoes and see how they see us. Human or robot? So thankful for what you all do with in your community and with your clients they are lucky.
I am part Native American and Im so glad to hear you are focused on that sector of fitness! I would add to the following qualifications:
3) Applicable/Practical Skills
4) Communication/Language Skills
5) References of past and current clients
6) Schedule a one on one Training Session/s and evaluate their performance
8) Programming Skills
I hope this helps and wishing you Great Success!