I have created a brief version of my resumé specifically to share with you all here in case anyone is interested or would like to view it for whatever reason.
You can view it here: CV DDS
As a prospective dentist, we don’t need a CV in the traditional sense.
Dentists have unique applications and interview processes that do not necessitate a CV like other jobs do.
But I used to work as a headhunter and so would read numerous CVs daily and in fact had to train my candidates on how to enhance their resumes in order to increase the likelihood of success.
Most people will need a CV at some stage in their working life and it’s good practice to make a habit of updating the file on your computer at least once a year so you always have an up to date version ready.
As you will know I did not take the usual route to dentistry. I have been to university before and have held two full-time jobs after graduating from Imperial.
And whilst I was an undergraduate student the first time I held two part-time jobs simultaneously because, for me, it was a necessity to work whilst at university to simply be able to afford the incredibly high London living costs. But the work was fun, I met so many great people and it gave me a greater appreciation for money.
Being a full-time student is certainly hard work. Although university students typically have a relatively relaxed timetable with only a few hours of teaching each day, we are required to spend many hours of personal time studying in order to learn and understand what is required of us.
Considering dentistry specifically, I definitely think dental students would definitely be able to manage part-time work, especially in the first two years of the course. In fact a number of the students with me do work part-time jobs.
I plan to write a separate post that focusses on managing the dental course workload and part-time employment soon.