Menu
Menu

New Career Center on cda.org connects employers and job seekers, builds dentistry employment pipeline

October 08, 2020 2781

Quick Summary:

CDA has launched an enhanced platform to offer practice owners and job seekers an intuitive and easy way to connect through job alerts, customized profiles and high-quality job matching technology.

The employment landscape in dentistry is changing  — both job seekers and employers must be informed and connected to keep pace. The growth outlook in dentistry is strong, with hygienists and assistants in especially high demand and practices shifting toward more flexible staffing models.  
 
In a strategic effort to aid members in growing their careers and building their practice teams, CDA has launched a robust online Career Center for both employers and job seekers. After hearing from members firsthand about staffing challenges and their concerns about mitigating future shortages that would impact successful practice operations, CDA launched the new platform to stay ahead of members’ evolving practice management needs. 

While job listings have long been among the most popular sections of CDA’s website, the new platform provides more intuitive search tools along with actionable guidance.  
 
The new Career Center was built to support CDA members: 

Connect to a new career opportunity faster. 
Through the new platform, job seekers can explore and filter relevant listings with real-time updates. “Careers You Like” recommendations, alerts and bookmarks facilitate job matches. Tips, training and materials prepare candidates to put their best foot forward. 

Graduating dental students and new dentists can get a head-start on securing a job by posting their resumes and gain visibility to hiring practices.  
 
Find the right-fit new hire for your practice. 
CDA is making recruiting more affordable by offering free postings for a limited time. As a member, post jobs through the Career Center at no cost through all of 2020. Connect faster to great candidates with the new platform’s features, plus social tools and emails. 

Benefit from an initiative to build a staffing pipeline. 
To increase awareness about career paths in dentistry, with special focus on dental assistants, the Career Center also connects to Smile Crew CA. This recruitment campaign, powered by CDA, shines a light on the career outlook for dental assistants and RDAs and facilitates connections between potential candidates to training and employers.  

The campaign launches this month, leveraging a dedicated microsite, social media and a variety of digital advertising tactics. Job seekers and employers who are ready to pursue their searches have support preparing their postings and resumes. 

Job seekers: See how to make your resume stand out. 
- Start by organizing your past job descriptions, contact info and educational transcripts. 

- Choose a resume format that spotlights your achievements: functional or chronological. 
- Be concise to gain immediate attention, choosing only what’s most important to feature.  
- Access resume best practices and interview tips — or even request a free resume review. 
 
Employers: See how to attract great candidates sooner. 
- As a CDA member, access Practice Support job descriptions for 16 key positions. 
- Download a new hire toolkit for full-time and temporary roles and associate dentists. 
- Save time with sample applications, plus recruiting, hiring and onboarding checklists.  
- Find tools to increase your candidate reach and search success in the Career Center. 

Start your search today and explore resources to support your professional path or build your perfect practice team. Visit the new Career Center at careers.cda.org.