Don’t let your job search fall short this summer.

Thousands of fresh dental grads are rushing to join the industry, seeking the next great opportunity to get their foot in the door. But the journey ahead will not be easy. How can you avoid the frustrations of the job search?

Job boards have received mixed reviews over the years. And it’s easy to see why: candidates can spend hours browsing and applying to listings, without ever hearing anything in return.

Does this experience sound familiar to you?

If so, it’s worth re-examining your job search strategy. Job boards present many benefits, even beyond the quick access to listings, and the ability to leverage the anonymity only the Internet can offer as a shield against personal rejection. But massive job boards covering a wide-range of industries, positions and locations, can be ineffectual in landing you a new job.

Here are five ways to use job boards effectively:

  1. Seek out a niche job board.

Rather than spending your time browsing a giant, broad-based board like Monster.com, look to explore a niche job board that specializes in particular job functions and industries. The Hire Personnel Job Board was created specifically for the dental industry, meaning you’ll get insider access to the best opportunities in the industry.

  1. Understand the process (and make an effort).

Have you taken some time to explore how job boards work? The most important step when you’re uploading your CV to apply to a particular listing, or making yourself available to recruiters and potential employers, is to ensure it is targeted and relevant to the role you are seeking.

The first hurdle your CV will have to pass is the “suitability” factor, which is often performed by software designed to scan your resume for relevancy. Take the time to write a well-crafted 150 to 200-word executive summary capturing your talents and expertise, and prove to the recruiter you’ve made an effort and read the job description by adjusting your CV to reflect the specific role requirements.

  1. Use the job board as a research tool.

The Hire Personnel Job Board is far more than just a one-stop method for finding work. Even if you’re not currently seeking a new role, you can use the job board as a research tool to stay updated on the skills and experience that are in demand in your industry. And if you are a new grad looking to gain industry experience, rely on the job board to help refine your search and improve your personal pitch.

  1. Don’t forget to network.

There are many essential steps to optimizing your career in the dental industry, and the act of browsing the latest listings on a job board is only one small rung to climb. Utilize the job board for its networking opportunities. Look to connect with employees from the company you want to work for, or reach out to thought leaders in the industry in efforts to ask questions and build meaningful relationships. No matter what stage you are in your career, continuously building your network should always be a priority.

Do you have further questions about how to use the Hire Personnel Job Board effectively? Reach out to us, or connect with us on social media to stay updated on the latest opportunities.