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Dietitian and Nutritionist Interview Questions

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Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience as a Career Coach, Recruiter, and HR Specialist. Much of her experience is as a Technical Recruiter in the healthcare industry.

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List of 25 Dietitian and Nutritionist Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Why should we hire you?

  2. 2.

    What kinds of projects do you most enjoy working on?

  3. 3.

    Have you ever considered continuing your nutrition education in a particular specialty?

  4. 4.

    How would you describe your counseling style?

  5. 5.

    How do you keep current on the changing science of nutrition?

  6. 6.

    No one can be an expert in everything. What are some of the things that you would like to learn more about?

  7. 7.

    If a physician requested a patient receive more Vitamin D, what foods would you recommend?

  8. 8.

    What are your salary expectations?

  9. 9.

    Tell me about yourself.

  10. 10.

    What area of medical nutrition therapy interests you the most?

  11. 11.

    Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

  12. 12.

    When did you realize you wanted to be a Dietitian?

  13. 13.

    How do you continue your education in nutrition, outside of the classroom?

  14. 14.

    What was the most recent dietitian study you have read?

  15. 15.

    What diet would you recommend to an elderly female, who has just gone through breast cancer treatments?

  16. 16.

    Tell me about your most difficult patient/client.

  17. 17.

    Why would you be the best Dietitian for our hospital?

  18. 18.

    Which parts of your current position bring you the most stress?

  19. 19.

    What do you think are the most important skills or traits for a dietitian or nutritionist to have?

  20. 20.

    What questions do you have for me?

  21. 21.

    When have you had to adapt your workload due to increasing demand from your supervisors?

  22. 22.

    Have you progressed in your dietician career as you have expected?

  23. 23.

    Would you say you are a better verbal or written communicator?

  24. 24.

    Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

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    How do you deal with work stress?