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Old 01-25-2010, 07:32 AM   #1
James Sellers
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Changin Careers

I've been working in industries on the fair-to-high end of the technology spectrum since I got out of the military (5 yrs Navy), but now I want to move into the personal training field.

While I understand that since I'm switching fields I'm almost certainly goingto start out on the bottom rung of the ladder again, I look at my resume and wonder how I can convince anyone to even let me get my foot in the door.

How much does my own story of change and the time and money I've spent working on my bachelors in Kineseology (almost done) and getting an ACE-PT cert weigh against lack of actual experience?

Any advice or comments are greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-25-2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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Re: Changin Careers

I think you can gain clients based on your credentials and personal testimony (in the beginning).

As far as changing careers... If you can, try and keep your tech job until you're busting at the seams with training gigs in the mornings and evenings. Jumping in without a lot of clients could be rough sailing for a long time.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:15 PM   #3
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Re: Changin Careers

Being a crossfit trainer is different than being a good trainer for gold's... you could easily get a gold's job, but you'll have to add "half squats" to your vocab.

Best of luck man
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