Your resume is impeccable, your LinkedIn profile up-to-date, your job interview outfit picked out, but what about your smile?
A smile can be just as important as a killer resume or outfit. In the short time frame of an interview, you only have a small window to make a positive impression and land the job. The employer has already reviewed your resume and is well-aware of your ability to get the job done from a credential and technical standpoint, but how you present yourself in person is just as important as how you present yourself on paper.
Successful professionals who are embarrassed by bad teeth will not smile as often as those with straight, white teeth. Employers can misinterpret this behaviour as unfriendly or impersonal. This can be extremely damaging to employability, and it becomes even more problematic if you are looking for a public-facing career.
As you prepare for your interview, really step inside yourself for a moment and be aware of how you respond. A mock interview is a great exercise to do with a friend or family member. Have them sit across from you and ask you questions to test your responses. You may notice your-self keeping your lips close together to avoid revealing your teeth or putting your hand up to your face too much. If you find that you are not demonstrating a positive attitude or self-confidence, it might be time to consider repairing your smile.
Whether it’s through teeth whitening, replacing missing teeth, or orthodontic treatment, investing in your smile will go a long way toward making a favourable impression on prospective employers and landing your dream job.
A dental professional at Dawson Dental will listen to your concerns and help develop a personalized treatment plan to give you that winning smile.
We offer FREE consultations. Come experience the Dawson Difference. Call us at 1-855-410-1432 or book online at DawsonDental.ca. With locations across Ontario, there’s a Dawson Dental near you!