Landing your dream dental nursing job
knowing that you want to be a dental nurse and doing well on your exams is one thing but making the right impression at that all important interview is another! We know how nerve-racking job interviews can be so we have prepared 5 key tips to giving the best impression at the interview
Organisation and preparation are a key part of the dental nurse role so it is vital to display these skills at interview. Before you even attend make sure you know exactly where you are going. Plan your route leaving plenty of time for public transport delays. The last thing you want to do is arrive late and flustered! by planning ahead you can keep your head cool
If you have got a job interview take some time to find out about the dental practice. Most dental practices have a website, look them up and see who they are. If you wanted to be really proactive you could even call up to ask if they have appointments available.
First impressions count when it comes to job interviews and you want to make sure you give the right impression. Ensure you are dressed smartly and look professional and approachable. We would recommend against false nails or nail polish as during dental procedures these will not be allowed. You will want to look like you would easily fit into the team.
It might sound a strange one but a genuine passion for dentistry and for helping patients will shine through. Don’t be scared to let your interviewer see how much you love dentistry and how caring you are. Job interviews shouldn’t feel like torture – they are your chance to shine
One of the most neglected tips in interview techniques is smiling. In dentistry this is especially important; A smile makes you more approachable and personable without you even having to open your mouth. Make eye contact, smile and let the interviewers be impressed by your knowledge and passion