/ interview tips for trainee instructor job
Any help appreciated! Adam
Cheers and will do :)
Also, probably wise to make it clear that you're keen on instructing, as well as doing personal stuff in the outdoors - there's clearly a difference, but I think a fair few apply for instructor jobs because they want to spend more time climbing/paddling/etc.
Do your homework on the company - lots of people going for these types of job make lots of applications to different places, which is understandable but not very helpful when asked why you want to work for that specific place.
Don't be afraid to admit if you haven't much experience in a particular area.
Do let your enthusiasm for the outdoors and instructing shine through.
Unless it's a very different type of centre to the ones I've worked at over the years, don't show up in a suit! Smart outdoor clothing is usually best I would suggest and you'll feel like you fit in better straight away.
Make sure you go prepared with any questions you would like to ask about the company/ job etc. too.
I was thinking along the same lines as both your comments but on the letter it does mention that for the "formal interview" part they expect "suitable attire"
I find that with outdoors jobs it hard to know how to dress especially as a girl.
Look keen, dont be afraid to be honest if you have no experience, better doing that than looking like an idiot later on. Willing to have a go at anything. Enjoy working with all age groups, or whatever the centre aims itself at.
Read up about the centre, whether its government funded or privately funded etc, ask a few questions such as possible training, courses.
Trainee jobs can be so different so make sure that you are getting a good one, with qualifications and training provided, some try to get away with just everything on site and pass outs which will not really help you in the long term.
> I find that with outdoors jobs it hard to know how to dress especially as a girl.
Agreed - I can never decide between tights and stockings.
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