If you’re looking for a new dental hygiene job or want to supplement a part-time position that you’re already working, temping is a perfect place to start.
Temp for a Short-Term or Permanent Position
Maybe you’re on the fence about working full time or entering the workforce. Opting to work temp hygiene jobs can give you an idea of what your average workday and personal life are going to look and feel like. Essentially, you’re getting the best of both worlds without a permanent commitment.
If your particular dental staffing situation allows temp-to-hire positions, you can know what you’re getting into before taking the permanent job assignment on. Dentists and hygienists alike can benefit from this type of working situation because it provides the mutual assessment of both parties. Once everyone is sure they’ve found the perfect fit, the job match can be made for the long haul.
Select Who You Temp For
Do you have a passion for working with kids? Do you think you might like to try hygiene in a perio practice? Dental temp services and staffing agencies are a common way to see what it’s like to work in settings outside of general dentistry. The last thing you want to do is commit yourself to a working environment that isn’t the right fit for your professional goals. While not all dental staffing companies allow you to do this, certain 3rd party dental networking platforms do.
Certain types of professional staffing agencies allow a peer to peer ranking system where hygienists can rate the offices they’ve temped in so that other temping LDHs can know what to expect before accepting a job assignment. Likewise, you can build up a good rapport by making a great first impression with various practices who in turn rate you as a hygiene practitioner. It’s like a walking resume, without the permanency of an actual document.
See if the Office is a Good Fit
The best way to know whether or not you’re taking the right hygiene job is to have at least one working interview. By temping, you’re able to work for several days in a row to get a better view of how things run on a day-to-day basis. You have more time to make a decision. It will provide you with an advantage of seeing behind the scenes operations and getting to know other staff. After a week or so, you can decide if things feel right and whether or not to take the job for good. Temping gives you many advantages of trying out a new job without the risk of getting stuck somewhere you don’t want to be.
All in all, its better to know what you are getting into now, before committing to a new permanent position. It’s not healthy for you or the patients when you accept a job somewhere that doesn’t make you happy. First, try it then buy it!
Set Your Own Schedule and Availability
One of the things that make looking for a new dental hygiene job so challenging, is that you have to be available for every time slot the hiring office is looking to fill.
When you choose to temp, you can set your availability in advance and don’t have to worry about changing personal commitments or appointments to fit a brand-new work schedule. If you’re only able to work Tuesdays and Thursdays but the office is hiring for Mondays and Tuesdays, a temping hygienist would be able to work the Tuesdays while leaving the Mondays open for someone else. No one has to quit or leave a job just to pick up another one.
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