As campus recruiters, we get a lot of questions from dental students about how to better position themselves in front of recruiters. A question that comes up time and time again is, “How can I network with other dental professionals and recruiters on LinkedIn?”
The first time she traveled to Kenya to spend a few weeks volunteering at a World Health Dental Organization (WHDO) clinic, Dr. Katie Vincer Sears admits she was nervous. In the Oct. 16 episode of the ADA’s Beyond the Mouth podcast, she remembers thinking, “What am I getting myself into?”
In this four-part video series about networking, Blake Brownell, director of strategic partnerships at Treloar & Heisel, Inc., introduces viewers to the notion that there may very well be a link between connecting with others and experiencing career satisfaction.
About five years ago, I had just graduated from the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine and was in my first months of residency. As I look back now, I wish I would have taken more advantage of some of the free resources at my fingertips such as ADA CE Online.
Networking is a strategy used to cultivate relationships that you can leverage as you develop your career. By being genuine and proactive, you can gain connections who provide you with information, support and job leads as you embark upon your profession.
Written contracts protect both sides from misunderstandings and can put your relationship on equal ground. Whether you are joining a practice as an associate, intending to pursue a sale/purchase, or you are hiring someone, a contract helps you start your relationship on the right foot.
Interviewing can be one of the most nerve-racking experiences for job seekers. First impressions are everything and achieving a successful interview takes intentional preparation. The best way to prepare for an interview is to think through answers to the most frequently asked questions and practice ahead of time. This will help you appear positive, polished and genuine.