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Once you complete your Dental Assistant education and start looking for a job, what will interviewers expect from you? Here are some key points to remember:

  • Punctuality.  First of all, show up to your interview on time. Make your first impression one of dependability.
  • Appearance. Your second impression should be one of professionalism. Your hair should be cut and styled. Wear clean, pressed clothes. If you’re a woman, keep makeup and jewelry to a minimum. Try to cover up tattoos, if you have them.
  • Knowledge/Experience. This is where your Everest education can help you. Discuss not only what you’ve learned in class, but what you’ve actually done in the lab. Convince them you have the skills to do the job.
  • Confidence. Again, this is where your Everest education helps. Your education and training can provide you with the self-confidence interviewers are looking for.

Are you anticipating your first job interview or counting down the days until your next one? Here are a few helpful tips that can help you get in the right frame of mind.

1.  Do your research. Study the company’s requirements and match your skills with their needs.
2.  Practice interviewing. While there’s no set format that a job interview might follow, you can usually count on being asked questions about your qualifications.
3.  Dress right. Make sure your clothes are clean and professional-looking. First impressions are important.
4.  Remain calm. Preparing for an interview will help, but take your time when answering questions. Short pauses are fine if you need to gather your thoughts.
5.  Ask questions. Have some questions in mind about the company you hope to work for. You’ll learn more about the job, and asking questions let’s your interviewer know you’re interested in the company’s culture.

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