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post #31 of 52
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
Thanks all! I'm going in to just drop off my resume and such this afternoon, hopefully they will call me back for an interview!
They'd be silly not to!
post #32 of 52
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl View Post
Kenz I think this sounds like a great opportunity! Plus the schedule would be better for you to go to school and advance your opportunities....I say go for it. I would highlight all of your talents pertaining to this job and add additional things too. List all of your qualifications:

greeting clients with a smile as they come into office
handle phone calls in a professional manner
managed schedule for client appts, as well as management's schedule
maintained promt & courteous follow up to appts
office administrative work consisting of:
handling insurance claims
maintaining adequate records and file keeping for billing
communicated with clients and insurance companies via phone, email, and mail
handled mail services, as well as courier and express shipping companies, along with all of their billing

I am just guessing with all of this, but I'm sure you have dealt with most of it in your previous postition....hope this helps ya!
Thanks for that Heather! I have all that on my resume, but its always nice to see it worded a bit differently! I'm going to be putting some of those in my resume!
post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by churchi4cubs View Post
As far as interview apparel goes, if you have a suit, wear it. It may seem silly, but I believe you can never overdress for an interview.
Call me old fashioned, but

If you're dropping off the resume, business casual is OK, BUT what happens if they want to interview you on the spot?
So dress Business to Business casual (khakis OK, no crapris) nice shirt and a jacket.
Jackets make anyone look professional.

Whenever dropping off a resume, always look like you're ready for that interview.

My last job the girls were catty (uhh..pardon the expression) and if you were being interviewed and even once came into the office business casual you were highly critiqued by them. Plus in this day and age, you want to stand out.
post #34 of 52
Oh yea and GOOD LUCK!!!!!
post #35 of 52
Thread Starter 
Thanks So I just went to drop off my resume, but the door was locked and no one answered the phones, but there was someone in the office
Maybe it was lunch break (1:30?) so I'll try calling back later to see when I can drop it off
post #36 of 52
It only says "prefer person with some dental office experience" It doesn't seem that this is an absolute. I think that your other strengths would out-weigh you lack of dental office experience. Highlight your strengths and accomplishments in you cover letter and then sell yourself when you get the interview.
PS As a former hiring manager I would tell you to call to try and make an apt to bring in your resume. Secondly if the just say"drop it off" then DO have a strong cover letter to go with the resume and finally (Please don't take offense when I say this) make sure that when you go to the office, you go dressed in professional attire. I am always surprised at candidates who just walk in with a resume and are dressed in jeans, etc. People are always looking at the prospective candidates and you never know who you will meet. Oh, also, follow up on your resume with a phone call in a few days if you don't hear back. If you can get the name of the hiring manager ahead of time, you will know who to ask for. Go for it and good luck!
post #37 of 52
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Originally Posted by churchi4cubs View Post
As far as interview apparel goes, if you have a suit, wear it. It may seem silly, but I believe you can never overdress for an interview.
I would even dress up to take the resume in...you never know who you'll hand it to..could be the owner
post #38 of 52
Any news on the job?
post #39 of 52
Thread Starter 
Well, Friday (when I started this thread, I think? ) they were closed. Just my luck!
So I'm going in to drop it off this afternoon, since I went in today again at 12:30, but apparently they are closed from 12:30-1:30 for lunch hour, so I'm going in about a 1/2 hr, just to be sure they are open this time!
post #40 of 52
Duh I forgot about the time difference! (Its Tuesday here, btw) Good luck!
post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus View Post
Duh I forgot about the time difference! (Its Tuesday here, btw) Good luck!
OOohhhh... I forget about that too!
post #42 of 52
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
Well, Friday (when I started this thread, I think? ) they were closed. Just my luck!
But just think....IF you DO get the job you'll have Fridays off!
post #43 of 52
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
But just think....IF you DO get the job you'll have Fridays off!
I guess they work 1/2 days on Fridays, but the office is closed to the public, its just a quiet day in the office, catch up type day... how nice would that be!
post #44 of 52
Did you drop it off Kenzie?
post #45 of 52
Alot of the dental offices around here are either closed on Fridays or are only open for part of the day.
post #46 of 52
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever View Post
Did you drop it off Kenzie?
Yup, I did this afternoon - they said they would call me tomorrow!
post #47 of 52
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
Yup, I did this afternoon - they said they would call me tomorrow!
Just now seeing this thread Kenz. Sorry I'm so late chiming in.

How could they not want you? You're all friendly and smiley, perfect for a dental office, not to mention your hygienist aspirations.

Good luck!!
post #48 of 52
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Originally Posted by emily_325 View Post
Just now seeing this thread Kenz. Sorry I'm so late chiming in.

How could they not want you? You're all friendly and smiley, perfect for a dental office, not to mention your hygienist aspirations.

Good luck!!
Awww, thanks so much!! I'm super excited, I need/want this job really bad!!
post #49 of 52
Good luck!
post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by LuckyGirl View Post
Kenz I think this sounds like a great opportunity! Plus the schedule would be better for you to go to school and advance your opportunities....I say go for it. I would highlight all of your talents pertaining to this job and add additional things too. List all of your qualifications:

greeting clients with a smile as they come into office
handle phone calls in a professional manner
managed schedule for client appts, as well as management's schedule
maintained promt & courteous follow up to appts
office administrative work consisting of:
handling insurance claims
maintaining adequate records and file keeping for billing
communicated with clients and insurance companies via phone, email, and mail
handled mail services, as well as courier and express shipping companies, along with all of their billing

I am just guessing with all of this, but I'm sure you have dealt with most of it in your previous postition....hope this helps ya!
Having just gone thru this and rewritten my resume with the help of a Management Service (they counsel people who are in the process of loosing their jobs) I can give some advice and suggestions.

Generalities don't catch the manager's eye anymore. They want numbers and examples to back your claims on a resume. For example: "Maintained adequate records and file keeping for billing." Back that up. Maintained excellent records for billing for office with 2,000 patients. "Managed schedule for client appts, as well as management's schedule" Managed daily schedule of client appointments as well as schedule for 3 Vice Presidents(or whatever their title is) "Handled insurance claims" Handled insurance claims for 2000 clients with 23 insurance companies.

Don't be afraid to BRAG! What you did, you did well and no one is going to tell the new management for you so you have to do it! In your interview, be ready with those numbers! Review your resume before you go. Have someone quiz you before you go. Have practice interviews. Be prepared to answer the hardest questions. ("Tell me about yourself" "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" "How do I know you can grow into this job?" "What are 3 weaknesses?") Bring references from your last jobs.

Dress in your most professional suit. Go in with confidence in your abilities and let your personality shine and you WILL get that job! I know you have the personality and confidence. I've seen that in your postings here!

Good luck with your interview!
Sandy
post #51 of 52
Good luck gorgeous!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed and sending out lots of vibes that you find an awesome job soon!!!! / I'm applying to the animal shelter I volunteer at tomorrow! So you have company!
post #52 of 52
Loads of luck coming your way, Mackenzie!
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