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Getting the job

This page helps with the next step on your dental career path: securing your first job.

CV writing

Your curriculum vitae (CV) is your personal marketing tool, so presentation, readability and content are important. It should provide prospective trainers with sufficient information about you, your skills and abilities, so they are able to take a view on whether you are suitable for a position.


Sample CV


To help you write a winning CV, you can download BDA advice Preparing your CV  and an example of a student CV. The format and structure of CVs vary from person to person, so you shouldn't simply make an identical copy. It is important to personalise your CV and make it your own.


Our Getting your first job guide contains further advice on writing your CV.



With BDJ Jobs you can search thousands of jobs for dentists and practice vacancies, set up personalised job alerts, upload your CV and read the latest career advice. Thousands of dental professionals look at our jobs site each month. Once you have an offer, use our UDA value checker to see if your offer is competitive for the area you want to work in.


Interview skills lecture

You can find out more about preparing for your interview in our Making the right impression interview skills lecture.


This tours all UK dental schools in the autumn term.


DFT recruitment videos and webinars

To polish up your skills for the dental foundation training assessment, we have created an online series of seminar-style videos and live webinars.


Composed by Alasdair Miller, former Postgraduate Dental Dean for the South-West, Andrea Ogden, BDA Undergraduate and Career Development Lead and Jonathan Lewney, Consultant in Public Health and Associate Editor for BDJ Portfolio, these informative videos cover the DFT recruitment process, practice Situational Judgement Tests, plus offer helpful assessment tips.


We also offer live Q&A sessions in which our experts discuss practice SJTs and provide tips on national ranking and answering techniques.