Thursday, March 22, 2012

Great Thank You Note After a Dentist Interviews

I get asked about the best way to send a thank you note after an interview.  These days a simple email is all you need to send. Be sure to send the note within 24 hours of your interview.  The sooner the better. 

Below is a great example (with edits for confidentiality) of one that a Dentist candidate of mine sent to my Dental Practice client today.  
Dear Dr. "Smith",

I just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to visit with you. Both the interview and the tour made for an exciting and complete day. I was so very impressed with the dental office tour. You were very thorough in explaining how the practice works and what would be expected when I join the team. I have been on several interviews and none have been as relaxing, stress free, and heartfelt as the one at "ABC Dental".

Thank you again for the opportunity to be considered for a general dentist position at "ABC Dental." The interview served to reinforce my strong interest in becoming a member of the practice. I appreciate the chance to visit with you. I look forward to hearing from you again soon. 

Best regards,

Dr. "Jones"
Great note!  Because of this note the doctor is moving quicker through the interview process because the owner knows this candidate has a genuine desire to work for the practice.  

Written by Carl Guthrie, Western Region Recruiter for ETS Dental.  
Contact Carl at | 540-491-9104 |

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thank You Note!

Post Interview Tip.

It’s simple, quick and leaves a lasting impression and makes a significant difference in who gets an offer of employment. Research indicates that only 20% of candidates who have been on an interview do it. Where are the other 80% of job seekers missing the boat?

Sending a thank you note! You have spent years in school preparing for your career, weeks researching potential companies and probably traveled a great distance for the interview. You feel that the interview went well and you really want the position so what do you do when you leave the interview? More often than not, just return home and wait for a call back.

After all of this time, money and effort you really need to follow-up with a thank you note. Most hiring authorities prefer a simple, to the point email. Thank them for their time and let them know that you want the job. It is that simple and can be done in a matter of minutes. The result can be a long rewarding career.

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Posted by Gary Harris, Account Executive Recruiter for Dental Specialists-Nationwide. To find out more, call Gary at (540) 491-9115 or email at

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mixed Signals Still Give Top Performers Confidence

When Fall Fashion Week rolled out in New York in February, many designers were reversing course on their hem lengths—and not always in the same direction. While there were not many mini-skirts, there also were fewer of the full-length gowns than were seen last season. Some designers—most notably Alexander Wang—chose to go with several seemingly low hemlines, but then introduced soaring slits and gaps causing them to almost defy hemline definition.

The hemline index as calculated by Business Inside—yes it is a real index—rose to 44.38 from 35.04 last season. In a time when economic indicators are as plentiful as they are mixed, it may be one of the most apt indicators of the time. Lore says when the economy is good, hemlines rise and when soured, the hemlines fall. While hemlines seem to be going in many directions at once this season, the average is rising—much like the U.S. economy.

While the economy gains speed, workforce managers are feeling the pinch of a tightening talent market. A recent Corporate Executive Board study showed the average number of applications received per position fell to 118 from 187 one year earlier. Of those applications, respondents to the study said just one-third met the basic requirements for the position they were applying for.

Late last year, a survey of C-Level executives around the world by Lloyd’s of London ranked talent and skills shortages as the second-largest risk to their business. In 2009, talent worries were ranked as just the 22nd largest concern.

“The scales of the labor market have clearly shifted over the last six-to-twelve months, and now we are seeing that accelerating in the professional ranks,” says Rob Romaine, president of MRINetwork. “Top talent is no longer looking at a stable job and saying, ‘I’m happy to at least have that.’ Rather, they are opening up when recruiters call and are starting to explore what will really make them happy—financially or otherwise.”

Since early in 2010, the number of people who voluntarily left a position each month has been steadily rising to nearly 2 million, up more than 30 percent from its lows.

“Having employees more interested in pursuing new opportunities is a double-edged sword for organizations,” says Romaine. “It’s going to be hard not to lose some top performers, as they will likely have the most opportunities presented to them. But while the field of top performers who are actively applying for positions is still very low, the numbers who are open to recruiting calls now is above average.”

During the years of tough economic times, the fear of the unknown was enough to keep many top performers in place. Although recent positive employment and economic news has not removed the possibility of another slowdown, it has given the workforce enough confidence to accept the risk associated with changing jobs.

“The economy will continue to be in a fragile place for much of the near future, with profit margins closely guarded and customers highly cost-conscious. Losing key staff or having continuity-of-services issues in this stage of a recovery will be damaging,” notes Romaine. “On the other hand, the worst possible outcome of bringing in top talent right now is that they will take pressure off existing staff, decrease turnover, and put a company in a powerful position to capture market share.”

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