Employers are getting better at understanding how to hire for cultural fit. But what about you, as a job seeker? How do you evaluate an employer to see if it’s the best fit for you? How do you prevent yourself from making the wrong career choice? Let me help you here. I have temped in over one hundred dental offices and seen high functioning teams with great culture and smart leaders. I’ve also seen offices where nobody wanted to be there and the leaders didn’t show up for their team. How do you stay away from these offices? My motto is, work somewhere awesome.
We have become a society built around research. We look at Yelp to pick a better place to eat, shop, or do business. Why not understand yourself better before making a decision? What are your core values? What type of environment do you thrive in? What is your communication style? DentalPost has the tools you need to answer these questions. Check out our tests and assessments to gain a better understanding of yourself.
Once you understand yourself better, start researching the company’s core values. Google the company and the doctor. Check out their social media- what are they posting pictures of? What does their work environment look like? Do their employees look happy? In addition to those tips, we’ve designed some questions for you as job seekers, to ask in the interview process that will get you one step closer to finding your dental home.
You gain a tremendous amount by listening. Asking the right questions and really analyzing their responses will allow you to make the right decision when it comes to finding the dental home for you. Be confident. Ask questions! This is a huge decision for you and the only way to get to know the practice is to ask the important questions. Protect yourself against making the wrong choice- this begins by putting your core values at the forefront.
Posted July 15, 2019
Sitting hunched over patients’ mouths for several hours a day is extremely taxing on your body. Dental hygienists and dentists are prone to problems as a result of poor working posture, eye strain, and unnatural hand positioning. Regular exercise, however, can help you minimize those problems and enjoy benefits such as: Greater comfort while working […]
Posted July 05, 2019
One of the great things about a career in dental hygiene is how flexible the job is. I have worked as little as two days a month when my kids were little. It was perfect. But for as flexible as the work days can be, once you commit to a day the flexibility ends. You […]
Posted July 04, 2019
Each year delivers more new dental technology that makes dentistry easier, faster, and more cost-effective than ever before. But like many other hygienists, this trend has you a bit concerned. You’re wondering how all the rapidly-developing technology will impact your dental hygienist duties. Could new dental technology devalue the work you do or render your […]