Ten days on the road and my internal battery wasn’t the only one feeling drained – both my Wrangler and I needed a little jump start yesterday morning. The car got a new battery and I recharged with a little home cooking, a sweaty workout and a good night’s sleep. What a difference a day makes!
Speaking of jump starts, I’m preparing for some major advances in my professional life during the next couple of months. Now that I’ve graduated, the only thing standing between me and a job is the Registered Dietitian exam. I put together a to-do list to jump-start the next chapter of my career over the next two months.
- Resume writing – one for applying to clinical RD jobs & another for nutrition & health editorial positions
- Apply to jobs – a minimum of 3 jobs per week in February
- Register for the RD exam – my hope is to take it towards the end of February
- Begin studying for the RD exam on January 31st
- Take a few baby steps towards starting my private practice – finish reading this book, obtain insurance and begin website & business card design (the fun part!)
First things first though. Studying, resume writing and applying to jobs take precedence given my current student loan tab, but adding something to the list that I’m truly passionate about -baby steps towards starting my private practice- will give me something to get excited about.
In addition to working on my resumes, I’ll be putting together a weekly schedule over the next few days to help me better balance studying, the blog and my part-time job in February – but this is good to get me started!
For you RDs, got any tips on studying for the exam? I’ve heard one or two RDs say they passed by studying from this little book – and this little book alone. Do I even bother with the Inman CDs (which I hear are a total snooze-fest) or flash cards? I have a stack of study materials, including sample test questions, that Tracy kindly passed on to me and I haven’t a clue as to where to start!