Charles J in Youngstown, Ohio said: I just got licensed in December and have had a few interviews but it seems everyone wants more experience. How do I get the experience if I am not given the chance. I have worked as a very successful dietary manager in LTC over the past 8 years.
You may want to start interviewing with smaller companies and have your preceptor give you a good reference. Also use your prior Admins for references and focus on your control of expenses while in Dietary, staff appreciation of your dept and low turn over. Talk about your history with surveys and what you have learned and how you will apply the experience that you do have for all of the operational side of the facility.