As we know it is very difficult to find the perfect job, however, at Tempdent, we are specialist Dental recruiters and we have compiled a list of 10 top tips in order to help you find the perfect job:
1. Be specific
Develop a list of specific target companies that you can identify with and want to work with. Your networking skills may be useful in doing this.
2. Know your strengths
Knowing what you bring to the table and clearly articulating it sets you apart from the masses right away. Often, people are not clear on what they can do to specifically to help a company. Hiring companies want to know what you can do for them.
3. Research your target companies
Know those companies that appeal to you and appear to be a great fit. If you don’t know about the company or if you don’t really want to work there, it typically shows in conversation. If you are excited about the potential of working for the company and you have clearly done your research that will make you extremely appealing and different from the rest.
4. Develop a CV that stands out from the rest
What makes a great CV? Clearly defining what problems, you will solve for the company and adjusting the CV based on the job available are two important factors.
5. Develop a GREAT personal profile
What can you leave with a new, potential employer that sets you apart from the other people they have talked with? This doesn’t replace a CV but is rather a marketing piece that visually tells the story of your job history.
6. Don’t be afraid to call the hiring manager
Be assertive. If you know who the hiring manager is, call him/her and briefly state that you have applied for the position. Take the opportunity to alert them to this and let them know that if they took ten minutes to meet with you, they would find you a viable candidate. The worst thing that can happen is that you get turned down.
7. Don’t rely on job boards
Statistics show that 90% of jobs are never posted and those that are posted are swamped with job seekers taking the traditional, ineffective route.
8. Create your brand utilizing social media
Develop your brand as an industry expert using Social Media, specifically on LinkedIn . Post professional, relevant articles that are pertinent to the type of jobs in which you are interested.
The best way to make it to the top of the CV pile is to network. Your goal is to have someone hand the CB to the appropriate person and say, “I think we need to look at this person.”
10. Follow up
Networking and all the other steps are worthless without following up. Be persistent without being obnoxious. Ask your contact how best he/she likes to be communicated with and how often. Respect that they have their own priorities but don’t give up if they don’t respond immediately.
Make sure to include the following in your CV:
- Personal Profile
Its aim is to highlight your professional attributes and goals, summarising why someone should consider your application; it is a summary of your CV in no more than 100 words.
- Specialist Skills
Provide a list of the key achievements you have made in your job which only you may have.
- Job Career
Make a list of all the jobs you have had in the last 10 years including dates, job titles, duties and responsibilities
The Tempdent recruitment agency was established in 1996 and continues to be one of the UK’s leading and successful recruitment agencies. We have grown from a small recruitment agency working solely in London to a National Recruitment Company that operates across the UK, whilst at the same time maintaining our personal and friendly approach.
Our clients range from dental practices, hospitals, corporate companies and dental supplies companies. We place Dental Nurses, Dental Hygienists, Dentists, Associate Dentists, Dental Practice Managers, Dental Receptionists and other Dental Practices staff on both a temporary and permanent, part time or full-time basis.