Join The Strength Team
“If You Have Enthusiasm,
A Positive Attitude,
And A Few Basic Skills,
We Have a $15/hr,
Fun, And Fulfilling Job,
Just For You!”
Dear Prospective Employee,
First of all, thanks for taking the time to visit this site. It’s our hope you have precisely what we need in an employee so we can take this page down immediately and put you to work in the fun and rewarding job we have available.
You should have arrived here because you saw my employment ad that reads like this:
Administrative Assistant/Personal Trainer: Local fitness company needs an assistant to work hand in hand with the owners, while we expand and grow our business. You will be expected to perform various office related tasks, such as answering and returning phone calls and e-mails, filing, data entry, and customer relations.
So, let me tell you about Santa Rosa Strength.
Steve and Deanna Reis, and Wes Hardy, own a company called Santa Rosa Strength in Santa Rosa, California. We started the company in 2001, and have grown to 200 clients, who meet with our trainers for a focused, 20 minute workout, one to two times a week. Our clients come to us for an efficient, effective experience, and we deliver a high level of service to this end. We are expanding, and as the company grows, so will our needs, which is why we need YOU.
Our studio is located at 1260 North Dutton Ave. Ste.125 in The Atrium Court Building
If you are hired for this job, you'll need to come to the office Monday and Wednesday from 3 to 6:30 and Friday from 9 to 1.
Tasks We Need You To Perform
Answering and returning phone calls from customers and prospects. We don’t get a ton of phone calls, but the ones that come in are important. When you’re not here to answer the phone, many of the calls will go to voicemail. You’ll be responsible for returning those calls the next day.
Responding to customer service phone calls and emails. We get a few phone calls and emails every day. You will need to respond to each of these with basic information we provide you. You need to be comfortable talking on the phone, using email and being a good typist.
Filing. Basic stuff to keep up with the paper flow.
Training Clients: We will train you in our unique method of exercise, so you can train our clients when needed.
These are the skills you must already have to qualify for this position:
Microsoft Word. You must be very comfortable using Word.
Microsoft Excel: You must have basic Excel skills. We don’t do anything advanced with this software, just some simple spreadsheets, but you must be comfortable doing what we need you to do.
Good phone personality/etiquette: You will be talking with our customers, who are VERY important to us, and prospective customers, who are also important. You must be comfortable conversing on the phone, in person, and through email. You must know how to conduct yourself professionally, take clear messages and deliver clear instructions to the prospect or client. We’ll teach you everything you need to say and do, but we can’t teach you manners and professionalism.
Email: A great deal of your work will be via email. We use a web-based program that’s easy to learn (you’ll understand it within 30 minutes). You need to be very comfortable and proficient with email.
Thoughtfulness and organization: We need you to be able to think for yourself and be organized. We are very serious about this one. We do not want a robot, we want someone who learns and grows with us.
If you have these additional skills, your resume will go right to the top of the stack (but if you don’t have these skills, you should still apply because they are not mandatory).
Teaching Experience: Since we are professional instructors, having experience in teaching individuals or groups is a great asset.
Public Speaking: If you have ever taken a public speaking course, or have experience here, we are looking for a great communicator.
College Degree or Professional Training: Though it is not required, we find that we like to work with people who are teachable or coachable, since what we do is unique.
Unique Life Skills and Experience: What have you done in the past that would make you an excellent candidate for this job?
How To Apply
We are looking to hire the right person by April 15th at the latest. If this job sounds good to you, follow these instructions.
Here’s what we want from you. NOTE: Failure to follow these instructions will result in your resume going in the circular file. This is your first test, okay?
E-mail us a letter explaining why you are the perfect person to fill this position. Include full contact information (name, address, phone, email) on this cover letter.
Provide a resume detailing recent work experience
Please list at least three references with phone numbers and what your relationship is with each reference (i.e. previous employer, college professor, etc.).
E-mail the document to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will review your resume. If we feel you’re a good prospect, we will call or email you to set up a personal interview.
The sooner we get your resume, the better. This will not be a long, drawn out process. We believe in taking action quickly so get your resume over to me pronto! We look forward to reviewing it and hopefully meeting you personally.
Again, thanks very much for your interest,
Steve, Wes, and Deanna
P.S. This is not a corporate type of structured job. We are entrepreneurial, small business owners. We move quickly to capitalize on opportunities. This is not the type of job where just showing up is enough. Performance is everything to us. If you perform, you will be rewarded. We want nothing more than to find a person who takes real interest in doing good work and contributing to the growth of the business.
If that's you, I promise that $15/hour is only the starting point. I recognize and reward performance.
With all that said, as was mentioned in the headline on this page, enthusiasm and a positive attitude go a long way in our book. We are very positive, upbeat, and appreciate those qualities in others. As long as you have the basic skills we mentioned, and a great attitude, you’re definitely a candidate! So send us your resume today!