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Attention DCPs - upload your CV to find roles quickly

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.

 

Applying

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.

 

DFT recruitment support

To help dental students across the UK who are looking to apply for National Recruitment Dental Foundation Training, we have created an online Situational Judgement Test (SJT) course designed to practise different scenarios and build confidence in answering SJTs.

 

The course consists of an introductory video on SJTs, covering the purpose, format, and methodology, as well as 50 cases. They follow the COPDEND format, with all scenarios and options having been reviewed and examined by young professionals and experienced dentists.

 

The SJTs provided in the course have been developed by former GDP and Postgraduate Dean (and past BDA president) Alasdair Miller, in collaboration with Jonathan Lewney, Consultant in Public Health and Editor of BDJ Open and Andrea Ogden, our Undergraduate and Career Development Lead. They follow the COPDEND format, with all scenarios and recommended responses having been reviewed and examined by young professionals and experienced dentists.