For the first blog post on this website, I wanted to give you a quick overview of what the website has to offer, what you can expect and how you can get involved!
This website is something that I have wanted to create for a while; a place for graduates of nutrition to be able to access information about navigating the world of job hunting, expanding your knowledge with CPD, where and how to network with others in the same boat and basically surviving being a graduate!
I created the Nutrition Graduates Facebook page back in February 2020, as a way for me to be able to connect with others that had not long graduated and didn't quite feel like a professional yet, despite us now technically being classed as nutrition professionals. Over lockdown I set up virtual networking which was a great way for us all to stay connected and get to know some new people. Then came the first virtual careers event which was more of a success than I could've imagined, honestly your support means the world to me!
Now I want to expand the group to this website to give you access to a lot of resources, including a list of upcoming CPD and events that you can get involved in to help develop your knowledge on specific topics. There is also a page that has a list of job vacancies that we will update weekly to make sure it is as up to date as possible for you. Those jobs that are suitable for graduates and newly qualified professionals will be prioritised so make sure that you keep an eye out for any updates!
One thing that has reoccured during conversations during lockdown is how difficult it is to get experience, especially when places are not open. I want to help, so we have a blog section of this website which we will allow guest posts, of any nutrition related topic, which allows you to publish and get experience of writing, helping with portfolios!
We are here to help and support you and I really hope you find this website and the resources that we share helpful and please do let us know if you want to see anything else or if you are struggling with anything.