Congratulations! You've graduated and now you are ready to practice! Some of you may not be quite ready to start your own practice (that's another section)so now it's job hunt time. But before we dive into how to look for a job it is important to make sure you have the necessary documents:
This document represents you the person. It gives the employer a snapshot of who you are and what you can offer them. For those of you that are right out of school you will have to get creative to fill one page. I have included a sample. There are many formats to choose from. As an employer now I like them clean, simple and to the point.
Basically is a letter of your resume except you are telling the employer, "Hey I'm applying for a job, this is what I can offer and please call me!" There are many examples of cover letter . Just find one that you like and cut and paste.
These can be from dental professors, other dentists or previous work places. You want to make sure whoever you give as a reference has something nice to say about you. I We just want to make sure you are who you say you are.
You can't practice without it and will likely need to present it.
In CA it's helpful to have as the pharmacist can look you up whe you prescribe something simple like antibiotics. Without it they don't know you form Joe Blow. Plus in the long run you may need it to prescribe narcotics for am emergency patient.
Finding a job can be difficult especially as a new graduate. There aren't many denitsts that will hire you and let you go to town on their patients. Be prepared to do lots of recall, hygiene and some minor operative. One option is to call a temporary agency and have them do the work for you. Here's one # you can try if you are looking for work in California in the Bay Area.
Gemini Staffing in Brentwood, CA...contact Konny 925-513-7069)