They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, and that’s pretty fitting of GetHiredRDH.com, too. Not that our little website bares an similarities to the great Mediterranean city of old or present, but it hopefully is providing some valuable services to dental hygienists.
It almost didn’t happen – I was at a crossroad after writing the book Landing a Great Dental Hygiene Job. I wondered one day in December 2012 if I had done all that I could possibly do to help hygienists. My wife, Tracie (a dental hygienist), was happily employed, the book was a success, and so I was considering different “hobbies.”
Then I got an e-mail one day from a hygienist asking for help with her resume – she was pretty frustrated with her resume and the whole job search. It was a familiar tone I had heard in Tracie when she graduated from dental hygiene school in 2010. I replied back with some tips and offered to work on it for her if she was interested. She was, so I reorganized some things, enhanced the wording, created a design, added some color and out of the “oven” came a beautiful resume. It all seemed so effortless and natural. She was of course appreciative and soon after found a job. I was pumped!
As these things go, one thing led to another thing and pretty soon I had helped a few more hygienists. But I found myself really enjoying it and decided that if I had the right resources I could help way more people and that was the launch of GetHiredRDH.com. It started with a few free tips and a basic resume writing and design service, but today has grown into what I believe is a great resource for unemployed or under-employed dental hygienists.
Most of what I offer is free. That’s important to me! I know family budgets can get tight when someone is out of work or not getting the hours they need. At the same time, if you need it done quickly and/or need the expertise of someone who has literally written and seen hundreds of dental hygiene resumes, I’m available.
So this week is just a reminder of some of the freebie and paid services you can get from GetHiredRDH.com. If you have suggestions for others, let me know… I’m not done building my own little “Rome” yet.
PS – Many have asked if I do resumes for other professionals/industries. Yes, as a matter of fact, I just launched a website for non-dental hygienists. So far, I have helped quite a few friends of hygienists and enjoy that as well. So if you have non-dental hygiene friends who need help with their resume, please direct them to www.Remplate.com
- Resume Writing & Design
- Postcard Writing & Design
- Website Writing & Design
- LinkedIn Updating
- Resume Templates
- Weekly job hunting tips sent to your e-mail address (comes with a free copy of our 2012 book)
- Dental Hygienist salary information for each state and province
- Job Listings (including registration to receive new openings as they are posted across the US)
- Comprehensive list of dental staffing agencies in US and Canada
- Links to ADHA and CDHA component websites
- One-Minute/Quick Review of Your Resume (simply e-mail me)
- Join the largest social media forum of dental hygienists on the Internet (more than 14,000 members)
- Follow us on Pinterest to get lots of great visual content to aid your job search
- Follow us on Facebook for more great written and visual content to aid your job search
- 500+ action words you can use on your resume
- 100+ positive personality adjectives you can use on your resume
- Passive vs. Active Writing Samples
- Frequently asked questions among dental hygiene job seekers (and my responses)