Five on Friday- Ch-ch-ch-Changes!

1. Masters! I’ve unfortunately really struggled finding a job in nutrition since I finished my under grad degree almost 4 years ago.  Jobs are few and far between and very competitive, it seems impossible to get a job unless you know the right people.  Over the years I’ve realized if I want to get anywhere I need to go back to school and get my masters to be a dietitian.  There are only 2 schools in London that even offer the dietetics masters program, and it is funded by the government so it’s just as competitive to get a spot on the program as every other job out there.  So even getting short listed for an interview is difficult, but I applied for both schools and recently found out I got an interview at the school I got my under grad at! It’s not until the beginning of March so lots of time to prepare!

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2. Presentation.  One of my old teachers came across my masters application, and got in contact with me asking if I would like to speak to the nutrition students about what I have been doing since I graduated.  Of course I said yes, it’s only a 10 minute presentation and it should be the easiest presentation I should ever have to give since it’s just talking about myself but I’m still ridiculously nervous! She also said they would pay us £65 so I really have to make it worth the money! My cousins husband is a super smart lecturer and author and wrote this book.  It has lots of good information on how to prepare, and present presentations whether they are scientific of not, so it’s been helpful.

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3. J-O-B.  I mentioned that I had an interview  when we got back from Seattle.  Well this was my 4th interview for dietetic assistant positions.  The feedback I got from the other three was that I just wasn’t elaborating enough with my answers that I know all had to do with nerves.  It was so frustrating since I knew exactly what I needed to say, but didn’t.  After the 3rd interview I had a good idea of the sort of questions that they asked so I was definitely more prepared for the 4th.  Well, I got a call the next day offering me the position! Unfortunately the position is only 2 days a week, but luckily my current job said I could stay there the other 3 days so I don’t have to look for another part time job.  My start date is March 9th, I can’t wait!

4. Driving lessons.  Since my new job is at hospital more in the outskirts of the city, it’s kind of a pain to get to on public transport.  So I’ve FINALLY pulled it together and started taking driving lessons, in a manual car, driving on the other side of the road, and doing it from the passenger seat.  Eek! I had my first one during my lunch break last Thursday.  It went a lot better than I expected and using the clutch and gears was a lot easier in a newer car.  I’ve signed up for 10 lessons so hopefully it won’t take me much more than that till I can pass my test, cause it ain’t cheap! 

5. My poor Seahawks.  I still can’t believe the last play of the game, why oh why! We stayed up till about 330am, and I was up for work at 6.  Monday was not a good day for me! But what was good was the delicious cheese bread boat I made for us.  I copied this recipe.  I didn’t add the egg yolks or 2 tablespoons of butter at the end, but the dough and olive tapenade addition was delicious!

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What are y’all up to this weekend?

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4 Responses to Five on Friday- Ch-ch-ch-Changes!

  1. Jane says:

    Congrats on the job and the interview! Best of luck with both.

  2. Sam says:

    Hi
    Was just going through your blogs and I’m im the same position as you were here, I have an interview for a dietitetic assistant but I get really nervious, I know your busy and may not have time to reply be I would really really appreciate it if you could give me some advice towards how to prep.
    I feel like when I’m nervious I ramble but I really need this job. If you can remember any questions it would be a great help.
    Thanks so much in advance!

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