Getting a job anywhere in today's economy is not easy. Having a college or university education no longer guarantees a job and people can be forced to get a job in a completely different profession to pay the bills.
With this economy and over saturation of dental hygienists out there, it IS hard to get a job but we have a few secrets on how to step above the rest. At Dentalelle, our hygienists currently work in dental offices and we sit in on interviews all the time. We can tell you who stands out, and who our boss says "no way" to right away...
Are you a new grad and working in a dental practice or just finished dental hygiene/assisting school? Dentalelle is offering an online FULL power point jam packed with interview tips, what to wear, commonly asked questions and what to do and NOT to do. You can go to www.dentalelleonline.com to view more information. Registration with our job database will give you this FREE copy.
The key is to stand out in today's world - the newest trend is to have a one page web site highlight all qualifications present on your resume. Having a simple web site can give employers an easy click to view more information about you and obviously shows your enthusiastic and motivation in finding work :). This can be as low as $50 and a wonderful investment!
Some key things regarding your resume are:
Be honest. Never lie in your resume; it will come back to haunt you later.
Use active verbs. When describing what you did at your last job, make the sentence as tight and active as possible. For instance, instead of saying "Served as patient contact for getting bills and contacting insurance," say "Liaised with patients and insurance companies, and managed financial transactions."
Proofread. Review your resume several times for grammatical or spelling errors. Even something as simple as a typo could negatively impact your ability to land an interview, so pay close attention to what you've left on the page. Have one or two other people look at it as well.
Keep the formatting clean. How your resume looks is almost as important as how it reads. Use a simple, classic font (such as Times New Roman, Arial or Bevan), black ink on white paper, and sufficiently wide margins (about 1" on each side). Use bold or italic lettering sparingly if at all, and ensure your name and contact information are prominently displayed.
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