You may have met all the requirements and also managed to get through so many examinations and certifications processes, but getting that big dream job at the end of the day is just as hard for a dietician as it is for any other professional. There is a load of competition and because you will be treating or working with people, you will be drilled considerably about your level of knowledge and sometimes experience, if you have had any. If you do not have experience it’s a bit more challenging as you will need to find out a way in which you can impress your panel with your skills and knowledge. So here’s everything that you need to know about getting hired as a dietician.
There Is No Hard and Fast Method to Success
There are so many undergraduates and Masters in the field. They all work as dieticians and they all have had really challenging paths to reaching where they are today. The only common things between the challenges that they faced could possibly be that none of them ever gave up and were determined to use what they learnt in good and ethical service. When you think about getting your very first dietitian job Australia for example, there is no one method that can get you there. In reality some people will get the jobs because they were in the right place at the right time. Some of you will never get the placement that you want no matter how many interviews you go to and some of you will land the very first job that you apply for. Some people may have just one day of work and others will not have a free day left. It’s just how things work and none of this should discourage or demotivate you.
Getting Your Foot in the Door
Every job that you take on will give you experience and that makes finding your next job a little bit easier every time. It is possible that after you obtain your very first community role, you may also secure a locum position in the same area. You should keep your ears open for word of mouth and your eyes open for job notification emails. You should also consider roles that are based within a health service provider such as working at the reception or as a nutrition assistant. Once you get your foot in the door you can easily apply for dietician vacancies that may come up internally.
Get a Mentor
You will need the help of a mentor. This may take some