Potential dental jobs employers don’t have the benefit of immediately meeting you in person. They instead must rely on your online profile to supply them with the information they need to determine if you’re the best candidate for the job. You can prove you’re the best by taking advantage of the special features the online profile offers and following some simple tips.
Completing a successful dental job profile means filling in the blanks – all the blanks. Profiles that get the most views from potential employers are the ones that are the most complete. Never leave a section blank. You can include information relevant to a category that is not necessarily relevant to the dental assistant jobs or other position you’re seeking as long as the information adds to your skills. The more information you include the more likely you are to attract a wider scope of employers.
Your profile can really stand out when you upload a photo to put a face to your name and use the audio and video resume options. The audio and video resumes let you really shine by emphasizing your strengths and showcasing your personality. Most dental jobs include taking care of patients and showcasing how friendly, personable and compassionate you are may be just what you need to nudge you to the top of the candidate list. A radiant personality may even be enough to compensate for a lack of experience in some areas, which is especially important for those new to the dental assistant jobs scene.
Audio and video resumes let you use a bit of creativity and dazzle with your delivery to further stand out from the large pool of applicants all vying for the same dental assistant jobs, dental hygienist jobs, dentist front office jobs and even dentist jobs. Practice in the mirror and into a tape recorder; listen to your results. Make sure you sound confident, professional and upbeat, three things that are a major asset in any of the dental jobs categories.
While you’re filling in all the blanks, make sure to keep your language and information professional. Dental jobs require professionals who can remain professional with clients and colleagues. You want that to come across in your profile. Steer clear of using slang, colloquial language or other wording and phrases best suited for an email to your best pal rather than a professional dental jobs profile.
Also spell check, fact check and grammar check your work. An immediate way to turn off potential employers is to submit a profile littered with errors, inaccuracies and, in the worst case scenario, downright lies. Past dental jobs and qualifications are easy enough to check, and many employers do so. Stick to the truth when it comes to past jobs, past job duties, certifications and other qualifications.
You may be tempted to expand the scope of one of your dental front office jobs by saying you also did financial arrangements or treatment presentations. Or perhaps you want to say one of your dental hygienist jobs included ordering supplies. Unless that is true, don’t do it. If potential employers find out they cannot even trust your online profile, they are not likely to trust anything else you do.
Being truthful, professional, upbeat and thorough with your online profile can help you stand out from the crowd of applicants to nab that perfect job that’s just waiting for you.