You may not get the chance to make a second impression if you don’t take the time to make a great first impression.

“He was sloppy and unshaven. At first I thought he was a homeless person coming into the office.”

“She showed up in jeans, a wrinkled T-shirt, and dirty sneakers. I understand that she is a recent graduate, but the least she could have done was ironed her T-shirt.”

These dentist candidates were NOT asked back for a second interview.

As a recent graduate or seasoned dentist, you have years of training and experience. So, why not make sure to get the offer by backing up your clinical skill set and experience with a first impression that leaves no doubt in anyone’s mind that you ARE the right candidate for the job?

Your attire and actions speak louder than words. Even if you don’t feel traditional business interview attire is necessary, at the very least, choose business casual clothing and be sure that it is neat, clean, and pressed.

Below are just a few links you can refer to for proper interview attire.

Written by Rob Knezovich, Account Executive/ Recruiter for ETS Dental. You can reach Rob at (540) 491-9107 or Find out more at

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