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Job Search Follow Up

After working at the same practice for 18 years, the dentist suddenly sold the practice and left me and the other hygienist without jobs. The whole job search thing is so different now. I have been for several interviews and have sent thank you emails afterwards, usually with no response. I have applied to about 100 jobs online, should I follow up with these? Most of the time, there’s no contact info. One job I was particularly interested in had contact info and when I followed up the response I got was rather rude saying it was going to take them a while to go through 50 applicants. I am getting so discouraged about finding a new job and I desperately need one!



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Stay strong and keep at it with a pleasant attitude. Unfortunately the job market has become flooded with hygienist. I am the head hygienist at my office and responsible for part of the interview, training and over seeing of the my fellow hygienist. We do get many many applications. The most important thing is that your resume pops and when you are at the interview you make a great lasting impression

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I was recently put from full time to part time and decided to look for another part time job. It is difficult with a lack of jobs out there! I think you are doing what you can with trying to follow up and sending emails afterwards. I have not gotten responses back either when sending a thank you email. The right job will come up and as I’m sure you already have done, try calling fellow hygienists in the area that you may know. Sometimes jobs aren’t posted online but more of a who you know basis. I’ve heard from others that walking into an office and handing them a resume/asking about temporarily subbing is also a good option. Good luck!

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Pick a radius around where you live and mail those offices an intro letter introducing yourself, as well as a resume…I’ve been practicing 28 years and have never snswered an ad , looked for work online, or work thru temp agency….I’ve got my info out there and received calls…part time positions most of the time become full (if u want full)…some Dr’s looking to fill spots dont advertise quickly…market yourself well and they’ll seek you out 🙂

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I’ve looked and looked. It isn’t easy and getting a reply that they received ur resume is never done. I’ve had a few let me know they received my resume or that they r looking over things. There needs to b fewer schools or something this is crazy. I’m good at what I do if only given the opportunity. I live farther away from some offices that I apply to but if they would actually look their office is closer to me. I’m ready for some good changes in life.

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The job market is definitely tough out there! Although it can be discouraging it’s important to not give up hope. With your experience there is an office out there that’s a good fit. There is some excellent advice from the others here, all I would add is that when you do get to the point of a working interview, do everything you can think of to go above and beyond what you think your normal duties should be. Make everybody else’s job easier by cleaning up after yourself, including emptying the trash. These little things will get you noticed and make you stand out above and beyond most other job candidates. I wish you the best of luck in your job search and stay positive!

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