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Your Sodexo Career is only Six Degrees of Separation away!

By Guest Blogger, Bina Vachhani, Senior Recruiter for the Sodexo Clinical Team

The 3rd post in our new Recruiter Series that will feature the specific environments we hire for and what it takes to succeed.

We have written many times on this blog how social media can help you stay connected and find a job. This includes visiting our community that has been specifically crafted for our Registered Dietitians -  You can listen to one of our recorded webinars for graduating dietetic interns, read up on industry news, search for jobs or directly connect with me or one of my team members!   

As a Senior Recruiter, it’s truly an honor to work with clinical professionals to help them seek employment in our Acute Care, Senior Living, Corporate Services or Campus Division. Part of my jobs is to share what it means to be a Sodexo Registered Dietitian while learning about our potential candidates. On a daily basis I feel that I experience “six degrees of separation” when it comes to recruiting our future Nutrition professionals.

Sara Carrion MS, RD, CSP, LD 
Clinical Nutrition Manager for
 Corpus Christi Medical Center 
I recently recruited Sara Carrion MS, RD, CSP, LD who I
had originally met through a friend at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in 2011 at the LAHIDAN (Latinos and Hispanics in Dietetics and Nutrition) member reception.  What impressed me the most about Sara was her outgoing personality, strong leadership presence and dedication to the dietetic profession!
I asked Sara to share her perspective and how your Sodexo career could be six degrees of separation (or less) away!
Q: How did you find your job Sodexo?

Although I was not actively seeking a career change back in 2011, I made it a point to stay in contact with Bina over LinkedIn and email. When I reached a plateau at my former job, I leveraged those close in my network to help me discover a new calling. After locating this position in the career center, I contacted Bina to express my interest. Meeting Bina at FNCE was definitely a pivotal moment in networking because it helped me find a wonderful career with Sodexo!  

Q: What would be one thing that may come as a surprise to someone pursuing a Dietitian career at Sodexo?  

It may come as a surprise to those pursuing a career as a Dietitian, the wealth of benefits Sodexo provides to their RDs.  From support for Continuing Education Units, reimbursement of Academy dues, licensure, CDR registration fees and training opportunities, Sodexo truly supports their dietitians!        

Q: What is the best part of your role at Corpus Christi Medical Center?

The best part involves working with such a diverse team.  In my short time as a Clinical Nutrition Manger, I have had the opportunity to meet other Sodexo CNM’s and RD’s, present to medical residents and serve as a member of interdisciplinary teams.
Q: What is the most challenging part of your role?

As a new CNM, the most challenging part of my role involves trying not to tackle too much at once. Attempting to learn Sodexo HealthTouch programming and the At Your Request menu system will not happen overnight.  In my most recent Sodexo training workshop, I found there was so much terminology I was unfamiliar with, I took copious notes in order to best understand the information.

Q: What attributes make for a great Clinical Nutrition Manager at Sodexo?

Having clinical experience, a motivating and professional attitude and management skills are the attributes that can make one successful in my role.  

Are you ready for your next move? Perhaps the key to your career growth is with a “friend of a friend”.   

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