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Dental hygienists are professionals who are responsible for assisting dentists in cleaning the teeth and help teach patients proper oral hygiene. Dental hygienists work on a flexible schedule too. If you consider becoming a dental hygienist, you will need a resume that reflects your interests and passion to be an oral healthcare provider. To have a better chance to land a dental hygienist job, make your resume specifically set to become one. Here is how you can write a good dental hygienist resume:
Identify Your Objective
The first part of your resume should be the job objective. This is going to be your heading and an objective statement should be one to two sentences long. If you want to work in a specialty practice, you can have an objective statement like this; “To work as a dental hygienist in a pediatric dentistry practice.” This is important to help you stay focused on the job you are applying for.
Chronological or Functional Format
A chronological format type of resume flows backward. You write down your job and the year of the job with the most recent position first. On the other hand, a functional type of resume highlights the skills area. For those whose employment history is limited, if you are a professional shifting to another profession, or if you have been out of the dental market for quite some time, the functional format type is a better approach suited for you.
Volunteer works or non-hygiene work is considered as experiences. You can write these down on your resume. Organizing events, managing a sports team, creating a website for some organizations are all considered as experiences as well. Including these activities in your resume will give you an edge to getting hired. Employers can see that you have values and skills and this helps you personality-wise.
Honors, Awards, and Education
Write down your educational attainment and the degree you earned in this section. Also, your academic achievements, honors, awards, trainings completed, and internships should be included in your resume as well. Include the specific dates you had them and name all the awards you have gathered in your academic years and write them down in this section.
Have your set of skills listed on your resume. Write down first the skill that you know you are really good at. Examples of skills include event planning skills, customer service skills, computer typing skills and client-handling skills. Employers will look for specific skills needed for a specific job and writing down all the skills you possess can give you a better chance of employment.
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The references part of a resume is written on a separate page. This is where you write down at least three to four people who know you personally and who are also related to a dental or medically inclined profession. These people can be dentists, doctors, nurses, and lab technicians. Write down their names, addresses, and contact numbers. Make sure that the people you include here can give a positive feedback to prospective employers in case they will contact them.