Interview-tips Hired Not Hired
Interview-tips Hired Not Hired is a detailed history of over 35 years working as a dental recruiter. There will be no fluff here. You are going to get the cold, hard facts of what you need to do to get hired, whether you are a dental assistant or dental office manager interviewing for a dental job.
Here are simple steps to follow to get that perfect job from a Dental job recruiter who has spent over 35 years placing dental professionals. There are consequences for lazy attempts to get a top paying dental job.
Here are 3 major points to getting a job: being on time, what to wear, and resume tips.
Being on time: The day of the interview for a dental assistant job, the date and time are set:
- Being on time is at the top of the 3 reasons you do NOT get hired. If you are late by 10-20 minutes kiss the job goodbye.
- Definition of being on time: When you get to the location, you are waiting 10-30 minutes be before the interview. This would be a good time, to calm down and relax, get yourself mentally prepared.
- Rehearse your answers to common questions employers may ask you. Preparing for the interview, covers a lot of areas. Resume preparation is just as important.
- Your resume must be updated and current: If your resume is outdated over 4 years, you are telling the employer you are not prepared.
- Never smoke a cigarette before your interview, a nonsmoker can smell you 100 feet away.
- You have about two seconds to make a first impression — positive or negative — at an interview. Refer below about what to wear.
- Fashion accessories of what to wear jewelry, clothes, and shoes.
- Resume preparation is one factor you can control. Simple spelling errors say a lot to a seasoned interviewer.
What to wear: Interview-tips Hired Not Hired, here is a simple list to make a positive first impression.
- You have two seconds to make your first impression. Try to remember when someone walked into an interview wearing jeans. Can you remember what you thought?
- The clothes you wear to an interview could be a huge factor.
- Your body language, stance, posture, and facial expressions also make impressions quickly.
- How you speak and what you say will have an impact on the hiring decision.
- We have a detailed article that covers this information here: 1st Impression job Interview-tips
Resume tips: Fits right in with Interview-tips Hired Not Hired.
- Spelling errors are on the top of the list of reasons for not getting hired, especially if you have worked in the dental industry for many years.
- Take the time to read your resume or have someone else read it.
- Does your work history show 6 months here, 3 months there, maybe one year at the last 4 jobs? You must look stable. Do not worry about getting every job in; it is more important to look stable.
- Have you taken the time to list all the skills you are good at?
- List all dental software you have worked with. The employer is more likely to hire you if you know their software.
- When you email your resume to a dental employer, you MUST add your city and zip code.
- We answer all these questions in our article Dental jobs resume must-do tips.