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Resume and Cover letter

How do you really make your cover letter and resume stand out when you don’t have a lot of experience? I have a hard time explaining why I stand out and why i should be hired in interviews as well. I am a new graduate by the way.

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It’s tough to be a new grad! If you have temped or volunteered, use this experience on your resume. If not, you may want to consider doing so. Make sure your resume is polished; no typos, professional, clear and concise. If you do a Google search for “dental hygienist resumes” and click on “images,” there’s many you can review to get ideas as far as formatting and verbiage. Don’t be generic though, put your own voice into your resume.
Your cover letter is where you explain yourself and catch the eye of the office. In your cover letter, be honest and explain that while you are a new grad, you are passionate about dental hygiene, patient care, and being a part of a team; then expand on that. It’s hard to give much more advice on that because only you can explain why you stand out.
If there’s any accomplishments that you’d like an office to know about while you were in hygiene school, add those to both your resume and cover letter. Then, once you get a working interview, this is your time to shine.
It can be daunting trying to get interviews, but hang in there and be patient!

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