If you’re a recent UConn alum and are looking for a job in the field of dietetics or nutrition, it may be helpful to look at resources that are specifically meant to help people in your field find employment opportunities. From job boards to career resources, these tools are meant to guide you through maximizing your job search and showcasing your skills and experiences to prospective employers. Here is a list of resources that may help you find a job that fits your needs, or give you some ideas on how you can strengthen your application.
EatRight Careers is a resource for anyone interested in finding or promoting high-quality nutrition and dietetic professional opportunities. Job listings are submitted directly by hospitals, clinics, and universities and feature current employment opportunities within the food and nutrition profession. You can utilize their job search tool to search for desired positions and narrow your search by discipline, location, keywords, and other filters. You can also enable the job alerts function when you register for an account to define your job criteria and automatically receive email notifications when a new job is posted that meets your specifications. This will not only help you save time as you continue your job search but also allow you to see postings right away so you can apply early.
The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Job Board allows you to filter your jobs by sector (private, public, government, college, non-profit, hospice, among others), as well as discipline (allied health, operation, hospitality, nursing support, etc.), so your job search can be as broad or as specific as you’d like. You also have access to their Career Learning Center, which contains videos and written presentations that will help you create an insightful résumé, ace your job interview, build your personal brand, and develop an effective professional network for your career success. Similar to other resources, you can also set job alerts for related listings to find out about new opportunities as soon as possible.
NutritionJobs has a unique job search tool where you can type in keywords and narrow down your search by relevant categories, such as Clinical Dietitian, Academic/Research, Dietary Technician, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), and more. If you’d like more tips for success in the field of dietetics, you also have the option to read blog posts that walk you through how to write a stellar résumé to help you land a job interview, how to prepare for an interview and answer questions related to dietetics, and advice on utilizing LinkedIn to look for employment and networking opportunities and help your profile stand out.
iHireNutrition has a jobs page that lets you browse positions by title (samples include Registered Dietitian, Clinical Nutritionist, Diabetes Educator, among others) and by state. If you choose a specific state, you can narrow down your search by city as well and see the most current job postings in the area. In addition to their jobs page, you can browse their Nutrition Career Advice & Resources page to find out more information about what the interview process looks like in your field, how to get an entry-level job, sample templates for résumé and cover letter writing, and more tips to help you get a job and stay active and successful in your field.
As you continue to search for jobs, keep in mind that more jobs may be posted in the future, so continue to check in with these resources and keep an eye out for any updates. If you’d like more guidance on finding employment opportunities, or if you’d like for someone to review your application materials and help you prepare for your upcoming interviews, please schedule an appointment with a Career Coach at the UConn Center for Career Development.