Articles and videos to help you prepare for your next job interview
You have sent in your resume and constructed a great personal website. Now you have been called back for an interview in the dental assistant field. You want to make the best impression you can to your potential employers. Here are seven questions and answers you should know for your dental assistant interview and some […]
Those with a keen interest in the dental industry may find incredible job satisfaction as a dental assistant. Not only is this a growing field where you can learn volumes, but this entry-level position could lead to bigger possibilities, including administrative, office, and marketing positions. Starting as a dental assistant could even lead to a […]
One of the best methods to increase your chances of being hired after an interview is sending an interview thank you message. Why is it so important? According to a survey by Careerbuilder, 22% of all hiring executives say they are hesitant to hire a person who hasn’t thanked them. 56% of managers deem a thank […]
You feel like you’ve done everything right, have everything prepared, and you’re ready to crush the interview. Why did they never reach out? Turns out, there are a few ways you might be hurting your job chances without even knowing it. The first step to increasing your chances of getting a job is identifying things […]
If you’ve ever had to quit a job, you know it can get messy and emotional. Tempers flare, confusion ensues, feelings get hurt — quitting a job isn’t an inherently easy thing to do. But people do it every day. It’s a necessary part of growing in your career, and the anxiety of quitting your […]
When searching for a new position, you may notice that there are a few common phrases in dental job listings, but what do they really mean? What is the employer really looking for in a potential hire, and why is it important? Here are 5 common phrases employers use to describe open positions in dental […]
Congratulations – you’ve made it to the dental interview stage. If this is your first job out of school, you might be looking for some guidance. First off, pat yourself on the back. Just getting the interview is an accomplishment. That means you found an available job in your skill set, had a compelling resume, […]
On top of having a strong resumé, a job seeker in the dental care profession can make it to the top of the list by using these dental job interview tips. PREPARE YOUR DOCUMENTS A day before the interview, get all the documents that you will need ready; References, extra copies of your resumé, presentation […]
As many job seekers come to discover, finding the perfect job is a lot like dating; you ask your friends (or the internet) to match you up, put best face forward, and hope that your new suitor looks at least somewhat similar to the picture they have online. Unfortunately, it takes a while to find […]
Job interviews are stressful- I get that! There is a lot on the line and you want to make a good impression. We’ve all been there before. You practice questions, research the practice, but you’re still anxious on the way to the interview. Take a deep breath (or 10) and try and relax. Both you […]
Have you ever seen a plateau? Well, just in case you were taking a nap in geography class, it is an area of high ground, with a flat terrain. I know what you are thinking, what does a plateau have to do with the dental industry? When we stop learning, we become a plateau. We […]
When spring arrives, we often find ourselves looking to spruce up and refresh. From cleaning out closets, to washing windows, organizing offices or even scrubbing social media profiles, we all look for a fresh start each spring. However, we often overlook an important item that should be cleaned up and updated regularly. You guessed it, […]
After graduation from dental school, the world seemed like my oyster. I could not wait to find my first job and start earning a living. What I didn’t know was that I didn’t know so much. Looking back, I am glad I had such zest for my quest, but I am not so glad I […]
The world’s biggest taxi company, Uber, owns no cars. The world’s premier media outlet, Facebook, creates no content. And the worlds largest accommodation provider, Airbnb, owns no real estate. It is an interesting time we live in, this so-called sharing economy, and we do this in the dental world as well. A majority […]
Most job interviews and most presentations are… well, flat! They are about conveying facts and expectations, not passions and possibilities. And because people delivering these are trying to convince people to like them, they tend to be cautious not just in what they say, but in how they say it. Instead, try taking a page […]
Stepping outside the comfort zone of college life to knock on the door of a new career can feel daunting. You’ve probably heard the saying ‘experience itself is the best teacher’, so despite extensive preparation, study, and courage, the uncertainty that accompanies a dive into the dental field can feel like a heavy load in […]
A survey commissioned by an online employment website has found that 37 percent of hiring managers use social networking sites to research job applicants, with over 65 percent of that group using Facebook as their primary resource. Hopefully you have taken the time to look at your own Facebook page from the viewpoint of your […]
There are plenty of jobs out there in dentistry in one location or another. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there should be more than 74,000 new openings for dental assistants up to the year 2022. That amounts to nearly 24.5 percent employment growth, which is much faster than the average for all professions. […]
When it comes to getting ready to land your first dental job after graduation, there’s no such thing as over-preparing! With the help of our friend, dental consultant Linda Miles, we compiled a list of questions you should start asking yourself BEFORE you ever collect your diploma: Another step you can take to get started […]
February is the month we think of romantic matches but your career match is just as important to your overall fulfillment. A 30 to 40 hour work week equates to a significant portion of your life. The people you work with and the culture of the environment can mean all the difference between waking up […]
Any experienced dentist-employer knows that staff stability is critically important inmaintaining long-term patient relationships, and in reducing the overhead costs associated with employee turnover and training. Just as the business owner hopes to make a long-term hire, the potential employee hopes for employment stability as well! So what should a job seeker look for in […]
It’s completely normal to be nervous about job interviews. A lot is at stake and you want to make a good impression. But how do you do that? What kinds of things do hiring office managers and dentists consider when they first meet job candidates at an interview? The answer is: everything. Seriously. And depending […]
The job market can be tough to navigate, but there are things YOU can do to distinguish yourself from the pack and increase your chances of landing that dream job! What sets you apart from the rest? The brutal truth: EVERYTHING. Clean up your social media. Up to one-third of hiring managers have admitted to […]
Don’t mess up your chance of workplace happiness. No, seriously. You can be very happy at work. You just have to be in the right place with the right people. As a job seeker – looking for your first job or your next opportunity – or a hiring office manager, you can be intentional in […]
Applying for your first job out of school can be scary. You’ve spent a lot of time daydreaming about graduation and your first time working with a patient, and now it’s time to start making it happen. There are probably a lot of thoughts running through your head; what kind of practice do I want […]
In the dental job market there are some rules to interviewing that previous to now were unwritten. Adhere to these to stay out of trouble.
Group interviews are becoming more and more popular in the dental industry. DentalPost.net CEO & Founder Tonya Lanthier, RDH shares a few tips on how to make the most out of a group interview when you’re trying to land a job as a Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant, Dentist, or Dental Front Office Manager.
Let’s say you have done your part to put together an awesome resume and made it through to the interview stage. A new fad in dental interview formats could mean your hard work is not yet over. With the rise in popularity of group interviews many dental practices are adopting this format over one-on-one interviews in attempts to save time, reduce turnover, and determine which of their candidates best fit into their office culture.
Have you ever gone on a working interview and just assumed that you’d get paid for the time you spent at the office, from the moment you arrived until the time you left? When you got your money, did you discover that, in fact, you only got paid for five of the eight hours you were there? While this isn’t exactly common, it does happen, and anyone going on a working interview should take the following steps to ensure it doesn’t happen to them.
During your job interview, answering questions well is not just important, it is essential! When you face the challenges and fears of interview questions using a few basic guidelines, you can come across like a PRO!
Almost everyone feels like they are in a pressure cooker when it comes to any type of bargaining, and salary negotiation is no exception. But it doesn’t have to be that way. A little knowledge can turn the heat down and give you confidence in this business discussion.