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Fast-Track Your Dental Career: 5 Great Tips That Will Get You Noticed!

Edited 2021

A New Year is coming along with many resolutions we will undoubtedly fail to accomplish. One resolution you shouldn’t give up is your desire to grow your Dental Career!  We’ve put together our favorite strategies for successful motivation to help fuel growth for your dental profession this year.

1. Learn, learn and learn some more

Technology can aid Dental Professionals in making a diagnosis, but it can never replace your role as a caregiver. Being the most knowledgeable and the most passionate Dental Professional in your field is a sure way of gaining an employer’s attention.  Gain an edge over any competition by never becoming complacent in your Dental Education.

Absorb as much knowledge as you can. Keep up to date on the latest tools, equipment, and best practices of your job. Attend workshops and conferences, study in your spare time, brush up on skills that you feel need further development. Learn as much as you can about your trade, so you can bring an impressive amount of expertise and knowledge to the Dental Practice that employs you.

Dental Staffing is a great resource for staying up to date on the dental industry: with informative articles that include professional tips, continued education courses and industry news. The more experienced and passionate you are about oral healthcare, the easier it will be to leverage your skills to find the position you want most.

2. Love technology

Getting up to speed with current technology in the dental industry will give you an advantage. Technology is here to make your life easier, and it’s the way of the future. Dentistry is constantly changing and evolving; keep up with new technology to grow your dental career.

If you have the knowledge to implement new technology, you will be an asset to any Dental Team. Utilize your dental reps for the latest and greatest information on advanced technology.

3. Know your worth

Do you feel that your salary is up to par with the work you do? Maybe it’s time to ask for a raise or seek a promotion. Research the salary range in your area for the job you do; this will help you in your negotiations later. Ask your boss for feedback and suggestions on how you can improve in your current position and what you need to do to be recommended for a higher position and salary.

If you truly want to grow your dental career, it’s important to follow the recommendations. Don’t be afraid to take on more responsibility and show them what you can do: be proactive in your work, and start innovating and problem solving for the entire Dental Team. When it comes time to negotiate your raise, list all your responsibilities and daily tasks.

Highlight the value that you uniquely bring to your position. Write out changes you’ve implemented that have helped with workflow and efficiency. Talk about your continued education. Show how you utilized feedback and have been working towards improvement. Most importantly, show your passion! Most employers will respect the motivation, diligence, and care you put into your position in their Dental Practice, and will reward the hard work.

4. Network

If you’re looking for local positions, your friends, colleagues, and acquaintances in the dental industry are usually good sources of information regarding job openings. Make sure you are kept in the loop by catching up with former co-workers and employers.

You can also widen your circle by attending dental conferences. Not only can you expand your network, but you can also pick up a lot of new information and knowledge. Some conferences include practice tracks, certification classes, and free demos.

5. Post Your Resume on Dental Staffing

A dental staffing agency like Dental Staffing will help you connect with employers more easily. Don’t be afraid to post your profile and why you make a great Dental Professional: your drive, education, diligence, and compassion are what make you unique and desirable to an employer. Then easily upload your resume (at no charge to you!) to DentalStaffing.org and browse our selection of Dental Job openings!

Now is the time to put yourself in front of Dental Practices who have lost Dental Staff Professionals due to Covid. Make 2022 the Best Year for Your Dental Career. Take that first step to a better salary and a better career. We’re here to help you on your way! Create your profile and get hired for Dental Position of your dreams!

 

 

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"A person succeeds or fails according to the multitude of decisions that are made day after day. 
The right decisions lead to rewards; incorrect decisions lead to disappointment and delay.”
- S. Truett Cathy, Founder of Chick-fil-A, Inc.