Where or how do you start looking for jobs once you've gotten your degree?
I want to be a Dietician and personal trainer, but I always get scared when I think about what should I do after I graduate? Should I got to hospitals? I'm really confused on that part. Could you give us some tips on where to start looking? #life-after-college
Congratulations on your journey through college! Planning for your first job can be a daunting, yet rewarding, experience. One that you'll learn what is important to you in a job or role, what type of organization you want to work for, etc. As a Dietician/Personal trainer, you have many options to prepare. First, consider the following:
- Do you want to work in a gym or fitness type environment, a hospital, a school working with children, or personal fitness for individuals? Decide the type of environment you want to work in and develop your skills within that area.
- Do you have a salary expectation or need? This is an important consideration in your next steps as you obviously want to be able to cover/manage your fiscal responsibilities.
- Are there any resources that your college provides to recent graduates?
The National Academy of Sports Medicine offers an online certification program that you should consider. This will help further refine the skills you learned in college and apply them in real world scenarios. There are many certification programs but I think getting a certification is a great first step - in addition to your focused degree - to getting your foot in the door.
Of course, all of the recommendations from the other Advisors is worthwhile as well. Good luck in your pursuit!
There are numerous options available as mentioned below
1) Become an active College alumni - get notified when there are campus placements arriving to your college
2) Internships and Freelancing - possibility of bagging a full time employment opportunity in future
3) Pro-active Job Search and Job applications on Job Portals like Naukri.com, Monster.com etc.
4) Active on Professional Social media platform like LinkedIn.
Great question. I have been in the Recruitment industry for some time. Your best course of action would be to check job boards on Career Builder and Indeed.com. Post your resume` to all of these websites as well as Monster.com. This will get your information out. I would also contact Recruitment agencies like Robert Half International, they deal in several functional placement areas. If there are any specific hospitals or clinics you would like to work, call their HR department and send your resume` to them. The more often you can get your name and information out there, the better.