Congratulations! Your resume has impressed the Dentist and they just asked you to come in for an interview. Now what???
As an aspiring dental professional in this competitive job market, you NEED to make a genuine first impression to stand out! One way to get started is to find out about the dental practice you are planning to join. While, preparing the relevant documents, resume and gathering details pertaining to your previous work experience and skills are important, it is impertinent that you make a list of questions that you would want to ask your future employer. Interviewing the interviewer...make sure this new office will match your needs, goals and lifestyle!
Here, take a look at the top 5 questions that you must ask during your next interview!
1.What is Your Dental Services Philosophy?
Simple right? Make sure to listen carefully! Their answer is important and can give you a good indication of their office and patient philosophy.
Now ask yourself- "Does this match my philosophy? Are they providing the level of patient care, services, and treatment that I would recommend to my family/friends? Is this environment somewhere I would be happy spending 8+/hours a day in?
Deep...I know! But this a great question, it not only shows your genuine interest to fit in but you will also help you to figure out if you will be happy working in their office. Being happy and satisfied with your work will make you a better dental health care provider and a better team player!
2.What type of Dental Technologies are you currently using?
If you wish to become a successful dental professional then make sure you join an office that offers modern, sophisticated and advanced dental technologies, software, and services! This will help you gain an insight into the world of dentistry and expand your knowledge and skills. You will also grow into a more efficient, experienced and effective dental professional in the future.
This question lets them know you are eager to apply your valuable skills and take their office from good to GREAT!
3.What are Your Future Plans? How are you growing?
This answer will help you find out more about their exact expansion plans, roadmap, new services and future goals. You will be able to let them know how your previous skills and experience can help them reach their goals! It shows your value now and as a long-term employee!
4.What would be my role in your company?
You may be saying..."Hello! It's for as a Receptionist/RDA/RDH!"... Yes, BUT, it's important to understand the kind of position the company is willing to offer you. As an aspiring dental professional, you must find out more about your specific role within the organization. Their answer will give you a chance to see if this position will offer room for growth, promotion, and longevity in their office.
5.What would be our next step?
This question should be asked right when the interview has reached its conclusion. Remember, no company will disclose whether they would be hiring you right away. But by asking such a question, you will send a strong message - you are interested and enthusiastic about working with them! Plus, after asking such strategic questions, why wouldn't they hire you?!?
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