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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 you may be doing wrong. Here are some common things that job seekers unknowingly do that sabotage their odds of getting a job.

You aren’t customizing your resume and cover letter

You may be applying to many places at one time, however, tailoring your resume to fit each job you’re applying to is important. A generic resume is just that: generic. Employers look at generic resumes all day; make yours stand out by appealing to something they care about. Similarly, a customized cover letter is also crucial. Seasoned employers can tell when it’s been copy and pasted over and over.

You aren’t looking in the right places

Sometimes, searching for dental jobs can seem like ambiguous task. Where do you even start? A great starting place is DentalPost.net, where you can take multiple personality and skills tests that ensure you’re being matched with jobs that are right for you. Additionally, DentalPost sends job alerts when a fitting position in your area becomes available, so you’re always updated on new and available positions.

You psych yourself out

Let’s say you got the interview. Yay! Now, you need to prepare for the interview. Interviews can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking experience. Some people work well under pressure, others clam up and freeze. To avoid spacing out during your interview, practice answering the questions you think they’ll ask. Then, write notes to help answer anything you’re not prepared for. Approach your interview with confidence and you’ll be surprised how well you do!

What are some other ways people could be sabotaging their job seeking efforts? Let us know on our Facebook or Twitter!

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