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Recent career progression opportunities for industry people : 03 Dec 2010

Career progression opportunities in the industry are not always obvious, so here's a few to consider:

An opportunity for experienced Personal Trainers...

Head Trainer / Manager opportunity with Step into Life in Hawthorn VIC.
Duncan (owner) is looking for an enthusiastic and committed Trainer to take over the running of this business. In return you have the opportunity to enjoy a generous base rate and the chance to share in the profits.

Do you have any PT/GEx/Duty management experience?

Dandenong Oasis (VIC) are looking for a Health and Wellness Coordinator. This would suit someone currently performing PT/GEX management roles. This is a great opportunity for full time hours with no commission based earnings.

If you have Sales or Sales Management experience...

Fenix Fitness in Chelsea Heights (VIC) have Club Manager role available. While there may be some fresh challanges, it is a relatively short step from Sales Management to Club Manager. You'll have regional support and division managers to ensure your transition is a success.

Cluster Manager role with Cardiotech. Ok, these guys are more retail than industry but they are looking for an experienced sales person with a health/fitness background to help sell their high quality home fitness equipment. The big deal here is a base unheard of in our industry; $65,000! Add Super and incentives and you can expect to walk away with $100K+!

Are you unqualified and looking for an industry break?

MBS Health and Fitness in Kalamunda (WA) have a place for a Client Liason Manager. A good opportunity to exercise your personable nature and get yourself a place in the health and fitness industry.

Other great areas to look for roles that do not require fitness qualifications are in the Reception/Admin/Childcare and Sales/Marketing job categories in your state.

Don't forget another great way to land your next role is by promoting yourself to employers via your HealthyPeople listing.

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Getting Fired - Is this closer than you think? : 18 Oct 2012

Thanks to GESAC in Caulfield South VIC for renewing their Business Membership. If you're in the East of Melbourne and interested in a sales role, contact Layne today. If you're in Nerang QLD, you might be interested in attending the Fenix Fitness open day. Check their Facebook page for more details (hey, while you're there, why not give us a Like). If you're in the market for a new role, let HealthyPeople separate you from the crowd. We can get you in front of all employers in your area. Start here.


Noah Kagan was employer number 30 for Facebook
. When Facebook was listed on the US stock exchange, he would have been $100 million dollars richer. Unfortunately he was fired before this happened.

In his own words, Noah took "more than a year to get over the depression." He now sees that Facebook was right to fire him and has two key insights into employment that are transferable to any industry.

Firstly, he recognises that he was putting himself before the company. He considered himself above the protocols that were introduced as the company expanded. He operated in a way that he thought best rather than confirming with others what was best for the business.

Secondly, he failed to advance his skills to keep step with the business. Noah was great at his job when hired, but companies grow, change, adapt, etc. If you're not adapting and improving your skills, you may find your job outgrows you! If you constantly ask yourself how can I make the company more valuable, you will (almost) never get fired.

If you do get fired from a job, there are three things to keep in mind...

1. It's going to sting you WAY more than the business. It's easy to feel that a company is going to miss your input/style/ideas/direction/whatever, but the reality is, the business will just keep going on with business. More often than not, most businesses get better.

2. EVERYONE is replaceable. You might be pretty flash, but there is guaranteed to be someone better than you ready to take your role to the next level. So set the bar higher. Make the next person in your role work harder!

3. If you know it's time to move on, make the call. When you feel you have outgrown a role, before you become complacent and make the next guy look good (see above), resign. Go out on a high, don't wait for the manager to call you on your failing attitude/work ethic/tardiness/whatever. Step off while your networks are singing your praise, while your successes are current and your confidence is high.

Sometimes circumstances change before we have a chance to act. As Noah discovered, getting fired might come at you from out of the blue. If this happens to you, like it or not, you are at a point where you can either rise or fall. It’s going to be the learning from the experience, rather than the outcome, that really counts.

It's not likely that you (or many other people on the planet) are likely to miss a $100 Million windfall as a result of being fired, but it is likely that the way you leave a job can have a big impact on future opportunities. Your career progression is as much about your supporters as it is about your skills.

Have a great week,

Regards, Dennis Hosking
Check out Noah's article 'Why I got Fired From Facebook' here.

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