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Smiling in Interviews: How Your Grin Can Help You Progress in Your Career

March 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — indianapolisteam @ 3:21 pm
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After many years of hard work, it has finally happened: your dream job is available at a company you want to work for. Even though you know you’re qualified for the position, you can’t help but feel nervous about the interview because so much depends on it. That’s why you plan to wear clean and professional clothes, come prepared with questions, and do your homework about the company in advance. But don’t forget a critical part of landing the job—your smile!

Although your resume and application portfolio need to be solid, your smile can play a vital role in convincing the employer that you’re a good fit for the job. Read on to learn how, with some help from your dentist, you can ensure your success before you even say a word.

First Impressions Matter

Did you know that employers look at each resume for less than a minute on average before moving on to the next one? Furthermore, most hiring employers have made their decision within the first six minutes of interviewing a candidate. By then, you need to present yourself in the best way possible. Although you may not want to smile throughout the entire interview, a smile at least at the beginning can start you out on the right foot.

Communication Without Words

Since you have limited time to convince them to hire you, you need to use alternate ways to communicate your qualifications at a glance. Fortunately, a smile can show your essential soft skills, such as confidence, a positive attitude, and friendliness. Studies also have shown that those who have an attractive smile are often viewed as being more trustworthy and successful.

Ways to Improve Your Smile

If your teeth don’t look the way you want them to, you can do something about it! Working with a trusted dentist on cosmetic dental treatments can give you one less thing to worry about for your interview.

Whiten Your Teeth

Perhaps your teeth have years of stains on them. Although over-the-counter whitening is cheaper, just remember you get what you pay for. Instead, you can quickly remove discoloration through powerful teeth whitening with your dentist.

Cover Imperfections

For flaws that whitening can’t fix, such as chips, gaps, and misshapen teeth, you can simply hide them from view. Veneers, which many celebrities wear, are placed on the front surface of your teeth and look complete lifelike. On the other hand, cosmetic bonding is more cost effective and can be completed in just one appointment.

When you walk into that room and start the interview, you should feel confident in letting your smile show. It can help you pave the way to where you want to be in your career.

About the Practice

At Indianapolis Family Dentistry, both of our dental experts have decades of clinical experience treating patients of all ages. Dr. Mark Farthing and Dr. Armin Tepner have studied at the prestigious Dawson Academy and find great satisfaction in helping patients achieve their best smile. If you have questions about cosmetic dental procedures, you can contact Indianapolis Family Dentistry through our website or by calling 317-898-3384.

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