- Dedicate time each day to searching for new postings, sending out resumes and networking.
- Keep a log of your daily accomplishments
- Try to minimize feeling overwhelmed or defeated, if you are doing a little each day you are making progress!
More and more companies are taking to the Internet for ad placement.
The site that has produced the most results for me is http://www.indeed.com/ - sign up to receive daily emails for new jobs in your area
Other websites to check:
Its also a good idea to post your info on
www.linkedin.com - Some offices are trying to contact hygienists that are already employed to see if they would be interested in a new position
- Print out a list of all the dental practices in your area
- Set a goal for contacts a week- lets say five
- Try to hand deliver these five resumes to different offices each week Although this method is often not the most enjoyable you never know if your resume may arrive just as they are starting their search
- stay in contact with fellow hygienists- get word out that you are available
- stay in contact with instructors from school
- join local hygiene groups; study clubs, ADHA
- form relationships with sales reps for dental companies- often times this is the first place an office looking for an employee will check
- Sign up with a temp agency- this can keep a paycheck coming in for you as well as get your foot in the door at numerous offices and think of the networking possibilities