What’s one really simple and great way to grab attention with your dental hygiene resume that hardly anyone uses?
- Color TV sets came to life in the late 1960s (thank you General Electric)
- Color computer monitors came about in the late 1970s (thank you Apple Computers)
- Consumer-grade desktop color printing came along in the late 1980s (primarily Canon, HP, and Lexmark)
Who wants to go back to those good old days of black and white TV? Not me and I dare say you either. Color is a game-changer.
So why is it that in 2015, with all the advancements in color displays and printing, we are still producing black and white resumes?
For too long we have put resumes in the same category as contracts and instruction manuals – necessary evils of the business world. But you have to think of a resume is a marketing piece. It’s sole purpose is to market you as a great dental hygiene candidate. When companies create an important marketing flyer, do they do it in black and white? No way!
Add Color and REALLY Stand Out
Color takes an average resume and makes it come alive with vibrancy and personality. Yet so few hygienists use it.
I review hundreds of dental hygiene resumes and would say that fewer than five percent have included color. If you weren’t already convinced, then that last line should seal it for you.
Color will make your resume stand out more than 95% of the other dental hygiene resumes out there. In the current dental hygiene job market you need every little advantage you can get and color on your dental hygiene resume will give you one big one.