Back to Blog Home

Gone are the days that one piece of paper could fully seal the deal for a job opportunity. Don’t get us wrong, a well-written and organized resume is a crucial part of the hiring process, it’s just no longer the only component necessary in presenting yourself as the best choice to a potential employer.

Technology has had a giant impact on the hiring process. Social media, communication efforts, networking, and many more tools at the tips of your, and your potential employer’s, fingers. Here, we’ll lay out all the other important parts you need to have in check in today’s job market.

Social Media

Odds are, you have at least one, if not multiple, social profiles across various media platforms. It’s a great tool for keeping in touch with others, meeting new people, or even scoping out a potential hire. The problem arises when profiles or shared posts convey an image that isn’t conducive to a practice’s values, lifestyle preferences, or just isn’t appropriate. Showcasing yourself in an appropriate and dignified way on your social profiles, while still maintaining your individuality, can go a long way for first impressions!

Advanced Communication

The way we communicate personally and professionally has drastically changed and continues to change each year. In the past, initially, you’d follow up after an interview with a call or mailed letter. While those two ways are still widely accepted and appreciated by the employer, communicating by email or a job site like DentalPost is the preferred way of communication. Therefore, knowing how to communicate professionally through job sites and over email is another essential piece to the hiring process puzzle.

Digging Deeper

Your DISC personality type and core values are important information to know when looking for jobs. It’s equally important to share those results with potential employers, but that information isn’t found on a traditional resume. DentalPost offers these tests and can also educate you on why they’re important when looking for dental jobs. All of your test results are put onto your DentalPost profile along with your resume. Putting these test results in line with a resume makes it easier to match the right candidate with the right job!

What else has advanced technology changed about the hiring process? Let us know on our Facebook or Twitter pages!

Featured Posts

How technology is changing dental hygienist duties

Is New Dental Technology Changing Dental Hygienist Duties?

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 […]

Read more
5 dental practice marketing tips

5 Dental Marketing Tactics to Bring New Patients

Posted July 03, 2019

With the increasing competition in the dental industry, it makes it more critical that you have effective marketing. Online marketing is the best way for your clinic to generate more patients if done correctly. The fact is most of your dental customers are online now. The best way to reach out to them is if […]

Read more
Follow these 7 tips for temping

Want to Temp as a Dental Hygienist or Assistant? Use This Mindset Checklist for Success 

Posted June 21, 2019

Spend more time with family.  Have more time to pursue hobbies, go back to college, or write a book.  Earn extra income to supplement your current job.  Why do you want to temp as a dental assistant or hygienist? Temping in a dental office can be a super-convenient way to earn while maintaining a flexible […]

Read more