CDA Students Find Job Placement with Help from Southern ME Chapter
Submitted by Stacey Singleton, FAADOM, Southern ME Chapter President
As President of our local and only Maine chapter we have a great presence within our community! I am an adjunct dental professor at our local community college and just finished teaching a much-needed dental assisting certificate program. Part of the program- I incorporated resume writing and interview processes for the dental field.
We had 4 of our chapter members come out for 3 hours and volunteer their time “interviewing” the students. We set it up where each student had to interview for 10-15 minutes with each manager. This gave such a wonderful perspective to each student on what to expect interviewing in a dental practice.
Each manager then gave me feedback about each student/interviewee on recommendations that you may not get in a traditional interview. I shared the information with the students to allow for constructive criticism and praise on the process.
It was a huge success and the entire dental assistant class had immediate job placement!