Dental Talent – How to Ace a Dental Job Interview – 7 Tips to Remember

You finally applied for your dream dental job and secured a job interview. Congratulations! Now, it is time to prepare for that one-in-a-million chance to prove yourself and your capabilities. Attending an interview can be nerve-wracking. Even if you have undergone several interviews in the past, another job interview never seems to get any easier. However, with the right preparation, you will surely ace it.

Here are seven tips to remember before going into a dream job interview, whether it is your first or ninth time. 

#1 – Learn everything you can about what you are applying for

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There is nothing more impressive than seeing a candidate who knows the job they are aiming for. Before your scheduled interview, make sure you study the company you are applying for. At least know what they do, what their values are and the services they offer. If they have a website, browse it and get all the information you can. If you also have the chance, ask the company HR for a full job description of the position you are applying for, so you will have a better idea of their ideal candidate for the job.

#2 – Prepare your interview answers

Interviews are almost always the same. The employer asks questions to know about you, your interest in the job, and why you are the best person for the position. Assume all the questions they will potentially ask and rehearse your answers out loud. Doing so will make your answers sound natural and confident. Practising your answers to the typical interview questions will also help you train yourself to speak comfortably and avoid any dead air during the interview proper.

#3 – Dress well

How you show up will leave an impression, so make sure to dress for the part. Seeing you dressed appropriately for the occasion simply shows how well you value the invite and the job. Even if the company operates in a casual and relaxed environment, making an effort to look smart and sincere will always make a positive impact. It proves how serious you are for the position.

#4 – Get ready for the big day

If you know that you will have a life-changing interview tomorrow, make sure you have enough sleep tonight. Make sure to prepare all the materials and requirements you need for the interview. Bring a copy of your resume, any supporting documents required, a pen and a paper or notebook in case you need to take down information. Try to arrive 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled meeting and make sure you know the route to get there.

#5 – Stay excited

If you are nervous, do not show it. Try to think you are excited instead. Smile, show enthusiasm and keep eye contact all the time. Believe that you are the perfect candidate for the job and remember that what you have is an opportunity to showcase yourself and what you can do.

Your resume will only give your employers the basic facts about you, but it is still up to you on how you will sell yourself and your achievements. Be confident and engaging. Keep all of your answers clear, direct to the point and concise.

#6 – Ask questions

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Remember that an interview is not only a process for your employer to get to know you. It is also an opportunity for you to understand what they do. If you have questions about the position or the company, feel free to ask. It shows how eager you are about the opportunity you have, and it is a sign that you did your research. Doing so will also help you understand better if the job is indeed for you.

If you need recommendations, here are sample questions you can ask your employer:

  • What are the main challenges of the role?
  • What is the company’s goal in 5 years?
  • What career development opportunities can your company offer?
  • How will my performance be measured?

#7 – Finish strongly

The key is to make them remember you. Try to leave with a positive impression. You can restate your interest in the opportunity and ask what the next steps of the process are. Do not forget to smile and thank the interviewer for their time. More importantly, say that you look forward to hearing from them.


Interviews differ for every company and every applicant, but there is always a sure-win method that you can employ to secure the job. Do your research, be confident, be genuine and come prepared. These can help you do your best in the interview process and leave a positive impression in the company you are aiming to work for.

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